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Data Miners Have Leaked Four New Emotes That are Coming to Fortnite

Published: 30/May/2018 21:01 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 14:27

by Albert Petrosyan

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Data miners have discovered and leaked new emotes that will be coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale following the recently released v4.3 update.

As is usually the case after a major game update, data miners will go through new game files and look for any new cosmetic or in-game items that have not yet been officially announced or released.

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The popular Fortnite YouTube channel and data mining tandem ‘TwoEpicBuddies’ have found four new emotes, which are called ‘Basketball, Boogie Down, Laugh, and Zippy.’

Although the rarities and the prices in V-Bucks for these new emotes are not yet known, the logo images for the emotes have been revealed.

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The rarities of these emotes should be revealed within the next 24 hours, and they should begin popping up in the Fortnite Item Shop over the course of the following days and weeks.

The prices for emotes in Fortnite can range from 200 V-Bucks for the Uncommon variety to 800 V-Bucks for the Epic rarity.

In addition to the emotes, TwoEpicBuddies also discovered and leaked a variety of other cosmetic items that are also coming soon to Fortnite.

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These items, which include several outfit skins, Back Blings, and Pickaxes, can all be seen here.

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Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett

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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. 

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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. 

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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.”

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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.