Data Mined Files Suggest the Fortnite Battle Bus Could Soon be Customizable - Dexerto

Data Mined Files Suggest the Fortnite Battle Bus Could Soon be Customizable

Published: 6/Sep/2018 10:29 Updated: 6/Sep/2018 10:31

by Mike Kent


The look of the Battle Bus could change during each Fortnite game if a leak on the back of September 6’s update is to be believed.

The iconic blue bus school bus has floated into battle on millions of occasions, but that familiar look could soon be replaced with something much more jazzy.


Epic Games released a major update on Thursday, September 6, which included everything from weapon changes through to a brand new event, named High Stakes.

Part of every update involves a bunch of keen Fortnite fans rummaging through the files of the patch, and attempting to work out new information set to be released.


Popular website StormShieldOne have released their findings, and they have announced that Epic Games is set to include Battle Bus customization.

“While digging through Fortnite Update 5.40 our automatically generated patch page detected a new “Random Battle Bus” feature that’s tagged for Fortnite Battle Royale. This sounds similar to the random skin feature that the game already supports. This prompted us to do a little more digging and we found references to a “Purple Bus” in the files. This is only the third ever bus added to the game behind the default skin and the special birthday skin.”

Fans of the battle royale genre will know that specific skins for the vehicle loading into the game isn’t new, with PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds already boasting custom skins for their transport plane.


Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett


A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 


This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

flare gun in fortnite
Epic Games
The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”


While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.