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New Fortnite Respawn Van mechanics leaked

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Respawn vans have been floating around inside the game files of Fortnite for a long time now. We’ve finally got a more concrete look at how the Vans will actually work.

What would the world be with the work of data-miners? It would certainly be a whole lot less exciting.

Data-miners have uncovered new data on the upcoming Respawn Vans for Fortnite. It’s been a long time since we’ve gotten truly concrete gameplay information on these elusive new items.

The Respawn Vans are a direct response by Epic to the popular new respawn mechanics present in Apex Legends and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout. The respawn gives players another chance given their teammates can survive long enough to revive them.

The new mechanics leaks come from @lucas7yoshi_. Here’s the original tweet:

Now that’s some juicy details! Let’s take a closer look.

From what we can parse, the required price for respawning teammates into the game will be quite a high toll. We don’t know for certain if these are a combined cost, but it wouldn’t be unfair to think it as getting respawned is quite a prize.

  • 100 Mats for Revive (Differing between Wood, Brick, and Metal per Van)
  • 75 Medium Ammo (Presumed different amounts per ammo type)
  • A specified weapon must be given to the van (Common Assault Rifle)

Our best guess is that the cost will be randomized combination of these factors. You will arrive at the van and be given a set of ingredients. If you have them, you can revive your teammate.

We’re a little hesitant to say we are excited at the prospect of more RNG being introduced into the game. The Battle Royale game type already has enough of it as it is.

With that said, the ingredients could even be displayed from a distance or be common enough most of the time (100 wood is something everyone has on them). The ingredients for revives might also be set per Van. We don’t know those details quite yet.

The Vans also seem to have “Reboot” or “Recharge” period. This means another team will have to wait some amount of time before they can swoop in.

Key to note also is the “Reviving Squad Members.” This suggests all dead squad members will revived at the same time when the Van is used.

What are you expectations for the Respawn Vans in Fortnite? Do you think Epic’s implementation of the popular mechanic will go smoothly?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments below or head to our Twitter at @FortniteINTEL.

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Support email suggests we can unlock golden skins after Season 2 ends

A Fortnite player support email suggests that we may be able to unlock the golden skin variants after Season 2 ends.

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Update: An Epic employee has addressed this topic and clarified things. The email was referencing “progressive” skins, like Ragnarok. These skins are “Enlightened” and are tied to Season 2 progression.

The topic of gold skins is a hot one in the Fortnite community – specifically Agent Peely. The gold version of this skin requires players to reach level 350 – a seemingly impossible mark for most players.

Fans became frustrated with Epic Games when they learned that they planned to sell XP in the Item Shop – something that hasn’t come to pass at the time of writing. With only a week left in the season, it may never happen.

The objective of unlocking the golden Agent Peely have led fans to wonder whether or not they’ll be able to reach their goal after the season ends. Common Fortnite knowledge dictates that we won’t be able to, but a support email tweeted by data miner FireMonkey says differently.

“When a season ends, you can continue to progress the Outfit,” the email read. “Carbide and Omega are the only exceptions to this rule, as they were locked to their Seasons.”

Via: @iFireMonkey

FireMonkey tweeted this with the disclaimer, “Keep in mind: Epic Games Support doesn’t exactly communicate with the rest of the dev team and just because they say something doesn’t mean it’s correct. They’ve been wrong on multiple occasions.”

As many of the replies noted, last season’s corrupted Scratch skin did not make it past Season 1. This system seems far more similar to Season 1’s corrupted variant than any of the other past Battle Pass outfits.

We’re saying that there’s a chance. It probably still isn’t likely, but those who are desperate to unlock the golden Agent Peely can keep their fingers crossed. We’ll find out on June 11.

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Have Epic been teasing Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 since last year?

Fortnite fans are looking back to potential Chapter 2 Season 3 teasers from 2019.

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Today’s Fortnite Season 3 leak may have been a mistake, but fans are beginning to think that it was calculated. In fact, some are going so far as to claim that Epic have been planning Chapter 2 Season 3 for over a year, down to the delayed release date of the season.

By now, many of you have seen the leaked promotional image that the PlayStation store dropped early. You can take a look at that here, as well as the rumors of a potential Fortnite X SpongeBob crossover coming in the near future.

It’s funny that a single image could cause so much discussion, but it has. Some players have even looked back at Chapter 1 Season 9 for clues as to what’s to come in the next season.

Jonesy has become one of the only plot devices that have come with us through the two+ year journey of Fortnite. Naturally, he’s the primary character around which these theories revolve.

Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A tweeted side-by-side images of the Season 9 Bunker Jonesy wall and the Chapter 2 Season 3 leaked image. The old image shows a sketch of the Battle Bus passing over an island with three trees, just like we see in the new promotional image.

Things get even spookier when you look at one of the midseason trailers that Fortnite released during Season 9. This video seemed to come out of nowhere, showing Jonesy on an island before he shoots down the Battle Bus with a flare gun.

The island on which Jonesy stands appears to be the same island from the leaked image and Bunker Jonesy sketch, suggesting that Epic had specific plans for Chapter 2 Season 3 over a year ago.

YouTuber, OrangeGuy took things a bit further. He drew a comparison to the Jonesy animation, as many have, but he noticed the numbers on the flare gun box. The series of numbers read 1106.

June 11 is the release date for Season 3. Most countries put the day before the month when writing the date. In other words, Season 3 releases on 11/06.

This might all be a giant coincidence, but it’s unlikely. The most likely scenario is the Epic had a loose plan of how Chapter 2 would unfold while they were still finishing Chapter 1. They released some Easter Eggs that they planned to eventually pay off a whole year later.

This could even explain the massive delay in Season 1, as they were being true to their prediction as to when Chapter 2 Season 3 would come out: 11/06.

Is Epic playing 3D chess with Fortnite? We’ll have to wait until June 11 to find out.

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Tfue addresses rumors that he quit Fortnite

Tfue addresses rumors that he quit Fortnite and returns with, what could be, a God-tier trio.

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Tfue has unquestionably been the biggest Fortnite streamer on Twitch since Ninja left. He’s stuck with the game for years, and only recently started flirting with the idea of moving on.

Tfue floated a move to Warzone following the most recent FNCS Invitational. He seemed to get fed up with aim assist and needed a break from the game. He tweeted a cryptic message before switching his streams to Warzone for an extended period.

This led many fairweather Tfue fans to suggest that the longtime pro and streamer was officially quitting the game. He seems to be loving Warzone and has reunited with his old duo partner and friend, Cloakzy.

On May 20, Tfue took to Twitter to clarify that he wasn’t quitting Fortnite. “No I didn’t quit Fortnite,” he wrote on Twitter. “I just think the game is super unfair atm and wanted to take a break.”

In fact, it looks like Tfue has his sights set on a return to Fortnite for a Trios competition. He, Scoped, and new teammate, Innocents, showed-out during a recent bout of pro scrimmages. Scoped, as usual, showed that he’s one of the best Fortnite players in the world with a massive clutch at the end of a match.

Sometimes, we all need time away from a game in order to enjoy it more. It seems like Tfue is getting a much-needed break from Fortnite. Judging by his recent streams, he’s been considerably more positive towards the game when he does play.

It will likely take a new format and some additional time away for Tfue to come back to Fortnite full-time. He may never come back, and instead, focus on a variety of titles or competing in a different game. Only time will tell.

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