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Fortnite leak suggests another new Respawn Van mechanic

Published: 2/Apr/2019 17:35 Updated: 2/Apr/2019 17:48

by Eli Becht


Fortnite eventually adding Respawn Vans and our latest piece of evidence seems to indicate they are very close to arrival.

Pretty much since Apex Legends launched, fans have been reporting they have seen what can best be described as Respawn Vans popping up in Fortnite.

There has been no official comment from Epic Games as to what these vans are but it certainly seems like Fortnite is on the verge of adding a respawn mechanic of some sort to the game.

It started with players seeing just the vans in various places around the map and then some players reported having a prompt that allowed them to use a ‘Reboot Card‘ which would then result in reviving your teammate, or one would imagine that’s what it does.

Now we have new leaks suggesting the van will potentially require a donation of materials or ammo before it can be used. Keep in mind these are just leaks for the time being so take them with a grain of salt.

This new leak is courtesy of Lucas7yoshi who has a good track record with leaks as it pertains to Fortnite. He has suggested the van might require players to put in resources in order to revive a teammate.

It looks like you’ll need to throw in things like weapons, ammo or building supplies, which leads us to wonder what the ‘Reboot Card’ was all about.

According to the leak here’s what you’ll have to sacrifice:

  • 100 mats
  • 75 Medium Ammo 
  • Common Assault Rifle

It’s likely that you’d be able to use different things once it actually goes live but that’s just what the leak is saying for now. We’ll know for certain if and when Epic Games ever decides to make these vans go live in Fortnite.


Fortnite leak reveals more classic vehicles returning soon

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:06

by Connor Bennett


A fresh Fortnite leak has hinted at the return of some classic vehicles, including the controversial Baller hamster ball and even the ATK Golf Cart. 

Back in Fortnite Season 4, Epic Games gave fans of the battle royale a new way to get around the island – a shopping cart. From there, the vehicles in Fortnite have only gotten bigger and better. 

Though, they haven’t been without controversy. The Baller, X-4 Stormwing, and Brute Mech were the source of much anger in the Fortnite community because of how powerful they were – with all three prompting exploits where players could easily win games without much legwork. 

In Fortnite Chapter 2, a number of different cars have been introduced. They’re not as whacky or powerful as the old vehicles, and while they are helpful, some players do yearn for the Shopping Cart and Quadcrasher’s returns. 

fortnite winter planes with characters on the wings
Epic Games
The controversial planes returned in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Well, according to a handful of new leaks, players might be getting their wish after a few of the older vehicles were given a refresh in the v15.20 patch.

According to Fortnite leakers FNBRUnreleased and InTheShadeYT, the Baller, Hoverboard, and ATK Golf Cart were all updated in the recent patch.

“Ballers and Hoverboard have been also updated! We may see them making a return soon,” FNBRUnreleased posted, while noting that the textures for the ATK Golf Cart were also refreshed. However, there doesn’t seem to be much of a change from the way the ATK’s used to look. 

There’s nothing mentioned about when exactly the vehicles could return, but it does seem possible that they could appear in this season. We got the Stormwings back over the holiday period, after all. 

Until we see them in-game though, it is worth noting that nothing is confirmed. Epic might have plans to bring them back, but scrap them based on something else that happens – say, they’re not compatible with another item. So, let’s just wait and see.