Epic Games Teases New "Escape Plan" Item That's Coming to Fortnite in v5.30 Update - Dexerto

Epic Games Teases New “Escape Plan” Item That’s Coming to Fortnite in v5.30 Update

Published: 20/Aug/2018 22:39 Updated: 20/Aug/2018 22:40

by Albert Petrosyan


It appears that yet another new item is coming soon to Fortnite: Battle Royale.

Epic Games has dropped a major hint about the upcoming item, which is likely to be released as part of the upcoming v5.30 Update.

On August 20, replying on the ‘Patch v5.30 Information’ thread on Reddit, Epic representative ‘MrPopoTFS’ posted this comment about the potential new item:

Are you a player on the go? Carry an escape plan in your back pocket with a new item making it’s way to Battle Royale!

/popcorn emote


While the comment does not reveal anything specific, the use of the words “escape plan” and “on the go” have led some to believe that the new item will be the Grappling Hook.

The Grappling Hook was one of the several items found by data miners in game files as early as June, and again in recent files on August 7.

Regardless of what the new item will be, it will very likely be added to Fortnite with the v5.30 Update that will be going live on August 23, considering that the comment above was posted in a Reddit thread about the update.

Usually, any new items added to the game will appear beforehand in an in-game announcement screen, but there is nothing of note listed as of now.

However, with several days to go before the update, there is still ample time for Epic to reveal the item, which is likely to be sooner rather than later.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.