Update: After further digging, it would seem that Bushes and Rift-To-Go’s are a part of the Lachlan Pickaxe tournament, which is why they were updated.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 has been a return to form for Fortnite – both in the general feeling of the season and in the meta. We saw two fan-favorite items return in Season 4 with the Shockwave Grenade and the Boogie Bomb – four if you count the Pump, which was vaulted for Season 3.
It looks like we might be in store for some additional returning items in Season 5 – if not before. In the most recent v14.50 patch, data miners found strings of text that relate to two more fan-favorite items: the Rift-To-Go and the Bush.
The Bush was never as popular as the Rift-To-Go but it was a staple of classic Fortnite. Like the Boogie Bomb before it, a lot of “OG” Fortnite fans remember the days of bush camping in plain sight, leading Epic to add the Bush as a consumable, later in the game’s development.
The Bush went through a few different periods of usefulness. It was worth wearing when it was first introduced, as players were still worried about getting into fights. After a while, though, players began to realize that it took up too much space on your screen. Eventually, Epic had to buff the Bush to allow it to absorb one shot.
The Rift-To-Go wasn’t in Fortnite for as long as the bush was but it was an iconic item, nonetheless. The residents of the Fortnite island were able to bottle the power of the Rifts and use them when they needed to. This was, unquestionably, one of the best mobility items in the game and will be a welcome sight if it returns.
Of course, we can’t ignore the additional news of the Slurp Bazooka. We heard about this item when the last Fortnite patch came out, but the added statistics show that it’s probably coming to the game sooner rather than later.
The Slurp Bazooka seems to be a more powerful version of the Bandage Bazooka. Both items heal for 15 per shot, but the Slurp Bazooka can give you shields. We expect to see the Bandage Bazooka vaulted then the Slurp Bazooka is added – unless the latter is much more difficult to find.
Baby Yoda, subscription & more Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass leaks
Fortnite Season 5 is coming in hot with Baby Yoda leaks and a Crew subscription announcement.
Fortnite Season 5 is a week away, but a batch of leaks and a major announcement just gave us a ton of information about what the upcoming Battle Pass will include.
According to these leaks, we’re getting a Mandalorian skin, a Baby Yoda back bling, and a “Crew” subscription that offers exclusive skins. Let’s get into the leaks and information.
Mandalorian & Baby Yoda
Finally, after two Fortnite X Star Wars crossovers, we’re getting a Mandalorian skin in Fortnite. More importantly, we’re getting a Baby Yoda back bling – what could be the most-requested cosmetic item to date.
We don’t know for sure, but most fans who saw these leaks immediately assumed that the Mandalorian would be the Season 5 Battle Pass “secret” skin, similar to Deadpool, Aquaman, and Wolverine.
The next Battle Pass probably won’t include an entire Star Wars theme but will contain some new skins with this fan-favorite combo coming when you complete some specific challenges.
The Crew subscription came as an official announcement from Epic Games ahead of Season 5. It was leaked a few minutes early, but Epic quickly responded with a blog post, outlining exactly what the new “Crew” subscription will inlcude.
First of all, they confirmed that Season 5 will drop on December 2, smashing rumors of a 36-hour downtime. This season will include the first Battle Pass to be included in the “Crew” subscription for $11.99 per month.
The subscription will give players 1,000 V-Bucks per month, an exclusive monthly Crew Pack, and access to the current season’s Battle Pass. With the Battle Pass already costing $10 (950 V-Bucks), this seems like a good deal for at least a month or two.
Epic have confirmed that Galaxia, shown in the video above, will be the first exclusive skin in the Crew Pack. It’s a cool and sweaty skin, so we’ll probably see a lot of signups as Season 5 releases.
An annual Fortnite subscription was leaked at the beginning of the year, but Epic quickly dispelled those rumors and claimed that it was only a concept. This appears to be the adjusted result of the Fortnite subscription model.
Will you be grabbing Galaxia, 1,000 V-Bucks, and the next Battle Pass? It seems like a good deal to us. Let us know on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.
Fortnite leak points to Launch Pads returning for Season 5
All signs point to the Launch Pad returning in Fortnite Season 5.
Fortnite Season 4 is nearly over, so fans are looking towards the new season and what it will hold. There’s no doubt that we’ll have some surprises when we load-up Fortnite on the first day of Season 5. We may be able to predict a few things, however.
Outside of the stripped-down Chapter 2 Season 1, Season 4 was the only Fortnite season that didn’t include Launch Pads since they were introduced to the game way back in November of 2017.
The Launch Pad is a central point of the game, so it was surprising to see it leave in Season 4. According to recent reports, however, we could see it sooner rather than later.
Although it was surprising, the removal of Launch Pads made sense. Several mobility improvements were added to Season 4, and Epic could have thought that the Launch Pad pushed the game into the “too much mobility” category – which was a problem in Season 9.
According to a tweet from Fortnite data miner, Mang0e, it seems like Epic could be reversing course. When digging through the v14.60 game files, the data miner found that Launch Pads were added back to the files.
The Launch Pad’s return to the Fortnite game files could mean a number of things. It could be coming back for the event or an LTM like we saw with some items in Lachlan’s Pickaxe tournament or Unvaulted.
Unvaulted just ended, though, and the Launch Pad was nowhere to be found. More than likely, this means that everyone’s favorite mobility tool will return for Fortnite Season 5.
The Launch Pad is kind of like the Pump. It might go away for a Season here and there, but we always know it’s coming back.
Fortnite leak suggests Zero Point will return in Season 4 event
Could we be seeing the return of the Zero Point in Fortnite Season 4?
Galactus is coming for the Zero Point, and these Fortnite leaks suggest that he’ll succeed.
Ever since we first learned that Galactus was on his way to the Fortnite island, we heard that he was after one thing: the Zero Point – also known as the Nexus Sphere. In Marvel comics, the “Nexus” refers to the point at which all realities are connected. With this crossover, it could mean the same thing in Fortnite.
By all accounts, the Season 4 event will be the biggest in the history of the game – not a short bar to clear. Fortnite has repeatedly outdone any other video game in their live events, and looks to outdo itself yet again.
With such a massive event on the horizon, fans are expecting certain assets to return to the game. How do you beat the Butterfly Event, Doomsday Event, and Black Hole event? You combine all of them into one.
We don’t think that the next Fortnite event will be this simple, but we do have a few signs that some of the major plot points from Chapter 1 will rear their heads, again. Yesterday, data miners reported that files for the Season X Black Hole lobby were back in the game files, suggesting a version of the Black Hole will come back in Season 4.
Today, @Mang0e reported that the sound files for the Nexus Sphere – or Zero Point – were added back into the game. When you combine these two pieces of news, they make a lot of sense. The Zero Point caused the Black Hole, after all.
Of course, this is only speculation and we have no idea if/how these sound files would be used. Most data miners don’t know exactly what will happen during the event, but this trickle of information gives us some cryptic clues.
It looks like we’ll all need to wait for November 30 until we know more. Until then, we’ll cover all of the leaks, clues, and speculation ahead of the biggest event in the history of Fortnite.
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