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!
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.