Every Fortnite patch brings in a some leaked content, but v9.40 brought in a tidal wave of cosmetics that will be released in the future. Data-miners have manged to get some exclusive video & images of these unreleased products.
The v9.40 patch brought plenty of live content, but the best details have been hidden deep in the file structure. Fortunately, the data-mining community got to work immediately with dozens of new unreleased products to show off.
- Read more: Fortnite v9.40 Patch Notes – Legendary Tactical Shotgun, Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle, and more
In our routine round up of unreleased cosmetics, we quickly ran through some of these, but leakers have since then gotten video of many of the cosmetics. We’ll go through and take a look at what the community’s been able to dig up. Beware, there’s a lot!
Fortnite World Cup Skins & Back Bling
Epic Games will releasing exclusive skins and gear for the Fortnite World Cup. With new spectate options coming to all platforms for the event, these cosmetics could be linked to watching the event from in-game rather than playing yourself.
As of July 17, it looks like there will be a male (Fishstick) and female FWC skin as well as a Back Bling cape with the World Cup logo.
The leaker also got an up close picture of the Ramirez FWC variant.
Additionally, the Banner image for the in-game Fortnite World Cup shows off the Fishstick FWC skin. This image was also received from ShiinaBR.
Courtesy of Lucas7yoshi, we also have a first image of the FWC back bling. We don’t yet know how you’ll be able to earn these items, but we’re sure that info will come out a few days before the event.
banner world cup backbling pic.twitter.com/0PB4i3pNUn— Lucas7yoshi // Fortnite Leaks/News (@Lucas7yoshi) July 17, 2019
Six Leaked Fortnite Outfits – Item Shop
With v9.40 leaks also came a fresh batch of six never before seen skins. These aren’t tied to any particular event, so we presume they’ll appear in the Item Shop within the next few weeks or months. Remember some skins float around in the game files for a long time before release, so you might have to wait for some of these.
As with the FWC skins, ShiinaBR obtained some in-game footage of the new skins.
Astro Assassin Outfit w/ two Styles
Leaked “Astro Assassin” skin w/— ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) July 17, 2019
– Different styles pic.twitter.com/N53BVt4XK7
Copper Wasp Outfit w/ Striped Stalker Back Bling & Power Punch Pickaxe
Leaked “Copper Wasp” skin w/— ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) July 17, 2019
– “Striped Stalker” Back Bling
– “Power Punch” Pickaxe
[Kata Tech Set] pic.twitter.com/UNTsO3S5ne
Bachii Outfit w/ Mochi Back Bling
Leaked “Bachii” skin w/— ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) July 17, 2019
– “Mochi” Back Bling
[Battle Bun Set] pic.twitter.com/5AqsFwyyZm
Leaked “Mika” skin!— ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) July 17, 2019
Desc.: “Riding into the future.” pic.twitter.com/14pFt8Kr1C
Tsuki Outfit w/ Tahna Back Bling
Leaked “Tsuki” skin w/— ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) July 17, 2019
– “Tahna” Back Bling
[Kata Tech Set] pic.twitter.com/zFG4N9fFdC
Anarchy Agent w/ Chaos Glider
Leaked “Anarchy Agent” skin w/— ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) July 17, 2019
– “Chaos” Glider
[Anarchy Set] pic.twitter.com/YNUcNGwX9Q
Banner Brigade Fortnite Skins
Banners in Fortnite have traditionally been an afterthought to most players and these cosmetics are generally written off as ‘trash’ to fill in the Battle Passes. No more!
Epic has realized that Banners need some way of being better represented, so they’re creating the Banner Brigade series of skins. Each of these skins will take the colors and image of your current Banner when entering BR matches. Finally! We’ve been waiting for something like this forever.
ShiinaBR provided some initial pictures of the skins. They come in both male and female variants. The method by which we can unlock these is unknown at this time.
Male Banner Brigade Skins
Female Banner Brigade Skins
Doggus vs. Cattus Event – Mecha Skin
The Doggus vs. Cattus event will take place on July 20. The hype around the event has been building (quite literally) for a long time now and we’re excited beyond reason. Seriously, we’re shaking. Or is that the Cattus monster’s footsteps causing earthquakes?
Anyway, along with the event, we’ll getting a ‘Mecha’ skin which resembles the now completed Doggus robot. It’s an amazing blend of different Fortnite themes topped off with the Cuddle Team Leader’s head.
@s1l0x managed to get a little bit of footage of the Mecha skin using their data-mining wizardry.
The skin could be a reward for attending the event or a tie-in Item Shop purchase after the battle’s done and dusted. We’ll all get to see it in-game in a few short days.
Revel, Reckless, & Business Hips Emotes
Alright, we’ve finally gotten to the end of this massive list of new cosmetic leaks. Last, but not least, data miners took some clips of the three leaked Emotes coming to the Item Shop. Of course, we don’t know the release dates for these, but you can expect them in the following weeks.
To us, none of these seem to be directly linked to any event, so they will probably be classified as normal Item Shop releases.
Again, ShiinaBR provides the video via Twitter:
Leaked "Revel" emote pic.twitter.com/FkBrvq3uBB— ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) July 17, 2019
Leaked "Reckless" emote pic.twitter.com/1F3iw5Qwnl— ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) July 17, 2019
Business Hips Emote
Leaked "Business Hips" emote— ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) July 17, 2019
So, what are your thoughts on the leaked cosmetics shown above? You better add a few locks to your wallet and throw away the key if you are expecting to make it through that onslaught without spending a dime. Epic Games most certainly has returned and their passion for creating cosmetics hasn’t been toned down. If anything, it seems like Epic’s only getting started.
Atlantis arrives in Fortnite with new Coral Castle POI: all map changes
The leaked Atlantis location in Fortnite is now finally available in-game, but with a slight twist – it’s actually called ‘Coral Castle.’
The latest round of map changes have been revealed thanks to the ever-lowering water-level decreasing once again, unveiling some previously submerged areas.
Over the last few weeks, this has unveiled locations such as Risky Reels and Dirty Docks, but players have been left waiting for the Atlantis area.
It was initially leaked early in the season, after Aquaman himself was added to the game as a skin, and seemed like it was only a matter of time until Atlantis would be explorable.
New Coral Castle POI
The new area has replaced the whirpool that was previously covering it, with ‘Coral Castle’ now in it’s place.
Landing here should ensure some great loot opportunities, with plenty of chests to be raided. However, with it being brand new, it might be very busy for the next couple of days at least.
More map changes
There’s more than just Atlantis (Coral Castle). The Fortilla has “completely changed orientation”, simply turned around by 90 degrees, but is the same otherwise.
You can see the transition of the water level from FNBRHQ:
Slurpy Swamp is also back, now free of the water on top of it, although of course, it’s still very wet on the ground here.
With this update, the water is now back to the proper level, which means the map is well-suited for the long-awaited cars to make their appearance.
When will the Fortnite Season 3 map stop draining?
When will the great flood end? When will the Fortnite Season 3 map reach its final stage? When will Atlantis be revealed?
When Fortnite Season 3 began, the bulk of the map was underwater. That was the primary gimmick of the season, along with Aquaman, the new locations, and new bosses. Overall, it was a unique idea that we’ve never seen in Fortnite before. Many fans were worried about what this would mean for the game, but it ended up being pretty fun.
Since then, the map has gone through several drying-out periods – the most recent of which was today, July 30. We’ve seen POIs such as Dirty Docks, Pleasant Park, Sweaty Sands, and Craggy Cliffs lose all of their water and return to how they were during Season 2 – with some slight adjustments.
At the time of writing, Season 3 is slated to end on August 27 – about one month from today. We may see the season extended for a week or two, but all players are hoping that we don’t have another Chapter 2 Seasons 1 and 2 on our hands.
- Read More: Fortnite July 30 update: what changed?
With so much time left on the clock, many fans are wondering: when will the Season 3 map reach its final stage? Well, according to the information that we have now, the water will reach its final level on August 1. This is also, reportedly, when the ‘Ruins’ POI (assumed to be Atlantis) will enter the game.
We can assume, then, that we’ll be playing on this version of the map for the final month of the season. Will cars enter the game on August 1? We can only hope – although the message from No Sweat Insurance would suggest otherwise.
Hopefully, Epic have something up their sleeves for the final month of the season. With most players nearing level 100 at this point, we’ll need something new to fill our time. We’re holding out hope that cars are coming to Fortnite sooner rather than later.
Fortnite v13.30 Update patch notes
Fortnite’s 13.30 Update brings a new location, and some major bug fixes.
Epic Games are back with their latest major patch for Fortnite, with the 13.30 update dropping on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices on Tuesday, July 21, bringing with it some major map changes and new LTMS for the Summer Splash event.
We all know that water is the name of the game in “Sea-son 3” of Fortnite Chapter 2, with the entire map submerged. Over the past few weeks though, the tide has started to roll out, revealing new locations as dry land reappears.
With the 13.30 Update, the water has went down once again, as the Summer Splash event continues, offering fans more LTMs to sink their teeth into.
The big news in Fortnite’s 13.30 Update are the brand-new Gas Stations, which have been added in preparation for the addition of Cars at some point in the near future.
- Read More: Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 weapon tier list
The locations have received a modern new look, with players likely required to head here to fill up their cars when they run out of juice, so they can continue driving around the map in search of a victory royale.
Summer Splash LTMs
Fortnite’s Summer Splash event is well underway, with Epic adding some more limited-time modes for players to enjoy in the latest update.
In an email sent to content creators, Epic confirmed that Payback!, Catch!, and One Shot would be making appearances over the coming weeks, although didn’t confirm what these game modes would actually entail.
Many expected that this update would finally see Cars appear in the game, ready for players to drive around and enoy, but unfortunately they have been delwayed, with Epic explaining that “many of the Island’s vehicles have been recalled.”
The reason behind the delay has yet to be confirmed, but it’s likely that the developers found some issues before setting them live, and have decided to hold back on their release until they have been addressed.
Fortnite 13.30 Update bug fixes
As per usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board, including fixes for Gliders, disabling Whirlpools, and other fixes.
Here is the full list of bug changes in the Fortnite 13.30 Update:
- Inability to edit floors and roofs at certain angles.
- ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
- Mouse cursor appearing on PC when playing with controller.
- Party Assist Update
- Whirlpools temporarily disabled.
- Placing a map maker cancels movement.
- Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
- XP gain from Foraged Items temporarily disabled.
- “Land at Frenzy Farm/The Yacht and finish Top 25” not counting in Duos/Squads.
- Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
- XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match. Incorrect leveling-up.
- Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug unable to be picked up while recharging if dropped by another player.
- Supply Drops at The Authority not opening when searched.
- Floating Rings not visible on platforms on lower settings.
- Black rectangles appearing behind player when turning around in the Storm.
- Gliding not working properly in The Authority.
- Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.
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