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Three new Fortnite Season 2 items leaked

Fortnite Season 2 is bringing us new items. Data miners found a Disguise Kit, Security Plans, and a Proximity Mine in the game files.

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Fortnite Season 2 is bringing us new items. Data miners found a Disguise Kit, Security Plans, and a Proximity Mine in the game files.

It’s still early, but the indication is that Epic won’t be following their Season 1 gameplan in Fortnite Season 2.

Chapter 2 Season 1 was incredibly long and brought few changes to the game. Less than a week after the Season 2 patch, and we already have some information about future updates.

Fortnite data miner @Hypex has revealed that Epic had already tested v12.10 and v12.20 upon the release of Season 2, meaning that the first couple of updates are closer than we may have thought.

Data miners also found three new items in the game files: a Disguise Kit, Proximity Mine, and Security Plans. All of this suggests that new items will be coming to Fortnite within the next couple of weeks.

Here’s what we know about all of the leaked Fortnite items so far. We could be getting one of these as early as Thursday.

Disguise Kit

Via: @iFireMonkey

The Disguise Kit appears to be the Season 2 version of the Harpoon Gun. The Harpoon Gun was added shortly after Chapter 2 began and made a new mechanic, fishing, a whole lot easier.

In this case, though, it will make disguising yourself easier. You won’t have to run around, looking for a phone booth to disguise yourself. You’ll be able to hide from henchmen on the go while opening some of the locked doors.

This item will be particularly helpful in some of the hidden bases around the map. The unnamed hideouts aren’t equipped with phone booths, which means you have to carry henchmen around if you want to unlock any of the chests and doors.

Proximity Mine

Fortnite Season 2 seems to be focusing on bringing explosives back to the game. C4 is, and always has been, incredibly strong when it’s in the right hands.

It appears as though Epic’s bringing a new explosive to the game with one of their upcoming patches. The Proximity Mine is exactly what it sounds like, although we don’t have damage numbers for it just yet.

It will be interesting to see how players use this new explosive. Port-a-potty teleportation is going to be a lot riskier once this bad boy comes to Fortnite.

Security Plans

Out of all of the leaked items, this one is probably the vaguest. According to @Lucas7Yoshi, this item is listed as ammo in the game files.

My best guess is that this item will give players a permanent layout of a particular area – the same effect as shaking down one of the NPC Henchmen. We’ll also likely get this item first, as it relates to the upcoming Brutus Faction Mission.

So, there you have it. Whether these items excite you or not, it’s fantastic to know that Epic will be back to their old ways of constantly updating Fortnite. Now, all we need are some patch notes.

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Ninja’s test stream points to potential YouTube signing

Fans are speculating, heavily, that Ninja will be moving to YouTube Gaming.

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Ever since Mixer dissolved overnight, fans of popular streamers have been speculating about where two of the biggest names in gaming will land: Shroud and Ninja. The consensus was that Shroud would return to Twitch, while Ninja would head off to YouTube. Fans of the latter will remember the fallout that Ninja and Twitch had when the streamer left – leaving little chance of the two entities settling their differences.

At the end of the day, YouTube and Twitch were the only two realistic options for these streamers – short of the rumors of a new streaming platform. Both Ninja and Shroud turned down massive contracts from Facebook Gaming, signifying that they wouldn’t want to join their platform for any amount of money.

We haven’t heard any news about where Ninja would land since Mixer shut down. He is, undoubtedly, in the midst of contract negotiations with his future platform, but we hadn’t seen any concrete clues that pointed to Twitch or YouTube.

That was, until July 7 when the streamer scheduled a test stream on YouTube. The scheduled test was set to take place on the same day and, as Hypex stated in a tweet, likely wasn’t supposed to be public. It was, though, and has fans speculating that Ninja is heading to YouTube Gaming.

As we touched on, above, this is far from a surprise. Ninja’s friend, CourageJD, has been killing it on YouTube – actually seeing his viewership increase after switching over from Twitch.

Although this test stream doesn’t confirm anything, it provides us with a strong hint that Ninja is moving to YouTube Gaming. It also tells us that the official announcement may be sooner rather than later. This is all one more step to having one of the biggest Fortnite streamers on any platform back – his incredibly entertaining “Ninja Battles” tournament series with him.

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Replay images suggest Vending Machines will return in Fortnite Season 3

Could Vending Machines make their return in Fortnite Season 3?

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You might not remember the days of the old Vending Machines in Chapter 1, but they took a while to find their footing. They started by charging players too many materials for a particular weapon before lowering their requirements and becoming much more popular. After some final adjustments, Epic decided to make the Vending Machine free, but only dispense one weapon per machine.

In Chapter 2, Epic removed Vending Machines from the map. There wasn’t a ton of need for them in the first two seasons. The loot pool was simple and Upgrade Stations allowed you to improve your loadout. In Season 3, however, things are starting to get a bit more cluttered. We could have a need for Fortnite Vending Machines, yet again.

It’s clear that Epic have the intention of adding Vending Machines back to Fortnite, eventually. We’ve seen some glitches and rendering problems that cause players to get a glimpse of Vending Machines in both Seasons 1 and 2. Season 3, however, seems like the most realistic time to add them back.

Theories of the return of Vending Machines are back in the news because of what some players are finding in Replay Mode. We’ve seen screenshots of Vending Machines at The Shark, Camp Cod, and other locations around the map. It’s clear that Epic know where they’d put them, at least.

As the water levels lower throughout Season 3, we may begin to see Vending Machines poke out. They all seem to offer Miniguns, at the moment, which are not in the base loot pool. This could always change in a later patch, however.

Epic seem to be dedicated to bringing back the ever-changing Fortnite world that we saw during Chapter 1. The more item in the loot pool, the more RNG you’ll have. Vending Machines have always been a way to mitigate RNG, and could be perfect in Season 3 – at least, we hope.

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Entire Fortnite Summer Smash LTM lineup revealed

Here are all of the upcoming LTMs for the Fortnite Summer Splash event.

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We’re in the midst of Fortnite’s annual Summer event – this year called, “Summer Splash.” Last year, we saw Epic unvault a new weapon each day during the 14 Days of Summer. This season, we’re getting a healthy rotation of some LTMs.

The return of LTMs was one of the most-requested features from the Fortnite community during the first two seasons of Chapter 2. Fans wondered why Epic didn’t add these modes to the game. Well, we may now know: they were saving them for a small event.

We’ll be treated to five more LTMs over the course of July, starting with Fog of War, which came out on the 6th. Tomorrow, July 8, the rotation will split to High Explosives as a Squads mode.

Fortnite data miner @iFireMonkey took a look at the game files and found all of the LTMs coming to Fortnite in the next month. Along with the game types, he also found the team size that each mode will feature. Here’s his infographic on all of the LTMs coming to the Summer Splash event.

Via: FireMonkey

As you can see, Epic are, traditionally, keeping their LTMs around for four days each – switching the team size after two days. Sniper Shootout, Blitz, and Unvaulted are three of the most popular LTMs, so it makes sense that we’re seeing them here.

Of course, there will be a few fan-favorites that missed the rotation. The Floor is Lava, Air Royale, and The Getaway are probably all Chapter 1-specific, but we would have loved to see Bounty in this lineup. Hopefully, Epic continues to keep up with their LTM rotation after Summer Splash concludes.

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