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Fortnite leaker reveals final stage of Season 3 map

Published: 1/Jul/2020 15:57 Updated: 1/Jul/2020 16:32

by David Purcell

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Epic Games haven’t yet revealed what’s happening with the Fortnite map in the future, but one leaker appears to have revealed some big changes are in the pipeline. 

The island was always going to be given a refresh in Season 3, that was clear even from the limited information data miners were leaking ahead of schedule, and even more so when puddles started to appear all over the map.

However, not many might have expected just how drastically the rising water levels would impact the way everybody plays the battle royale game, following the activation of the Doomsday Device in-game.

Huge amounts of the Fortnite Chapter 2 map have been flooded after Midas activated the Doomsday Device.
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Huge amounts of the Fortnite Chapter 2 map were flooded after Midas activated the Doomsday Device.

Now that the initial damage has been done, players may be wondering what’s next for them.

If the sea levels continue to rise at the current rate, soon enough the Battle Bus driver is going to have to start steering them higher into the sky to allow people to drop.

That’s probably not going to happen, though. According to leaker VollMitBotox, previously wiped away points of interest like Sweaty Sands will actually be returning by the time the season ends, with sea levels lowering again.

As seen in the map below, it’s not just Sweaty making its comeback (if the graphic turns out to be accurate) as the entire landscape will go back to pretty much the same state it was when we saw it in Season 2, Chapter 2.

Now, this apparent leak would seemingly debunk the potential arrival of Aquaman’s home, Atlantis, from springing up as other data miners have suggested in recent times.

After all, if something like that was to spring up on the map, you would think it would be visible when the water goes back to normal.

Obviously, take these leaks with a pinch of salt just like you would any other, but it looks like Fortnite players could be finding their feet mainly on dry land once again before long.

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Fortnite leak reveals more classic vehicles returning soon

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:06

by Connor Bennett

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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
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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.