Are Planes coming back to Fortnite?

by Eli Becht


Are planes making a return to Fortnite? Players are reporting seeing them despite them being vaulted at the start of Season 8.


Epic Games vaulted planes at the start of Fortnite Season 8, much to the delight of members of the pro community.

Planes never really ever felt like they belonged in the game as they were hard to counter and were able to deal massive damage to structures and players alike.


A recent leak suggested planes would be returning to Fortnite at some point as sound files indicating their return have been found.

The sound file in question is a sound that indicates your fuel in the plane is low. What's interesting about this is that planes might have already found their way into the game with this enhancement.


The above clip, from March 15, shows planes still existing in Fortnite and this one is even complete with a fuel gauge.

There hasn't been much else to indicate planes were returning outside of this clip and the leaked sound file. It's hard to tell exactly what is going on but that clip is hard to deny.


If planes do return to Fortnite they'd likely be met with a bunch of pushback. There weren't many players that came out in support of the planes.

With the Fortnite World Cup rapidly approaching, it just doesn't seem like a good idea for Epic Games to introduce planes again.

As for now, it's a really confusing situation as we're not sure if planes are coming back or not.