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Fortnite leaks hint at new Respawn Van coming soon

Published: 26/Mar/2019 23:10 Updated: 26/Mar/2019 23:33

by Alan Bernal

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More leaks have surfaced on Fortnite’s long-rumored Respawn Van a day prior for the anticipated release of the v8.20 patch.

Fortnite has yet to incorporate a respawn mechanic to its battle royale, but the developers have previously confirmed that they were at one time considering it.

Now with the latest update around the corner, leaker ‘knapperigeLeaks’ released files that have audio clips to the rumored Respawn Van which could suggest a release is imminent.

The Fortnite devs gave some insight on where they stood with respawning in their game.

File names ranging from “SC_Machine_Activate,” “SC_Machine_Complete,” and more were accompanied by pretty convincing sounds.

Players speculated that “SC” in the file could refer to Second Chance, meaning the game might soon implement a way for eliminated teammates to come back if they made a mistake that led to their doom.

If the vans do come to Fortnite, it seems like they’ll play a similar role that Respawn Beacons do in Apex Legends. Though Apex’s respawn system requires a player to pick up an eliminated teammate’s banner and take it to a beacon in order to get their teammate back, it’s unknown if Fortnite would use any such method.

Fans previously caught a glimpse of the rumored vehicles on the island during the Blackheart Cup solo event on March 24, sending mass confusion to viewers.

Although there wasn’t any new word at the time about the very visible vans, the accidental reveal fueled the flames of speculation of when Epic Games would finally integrate the mechanic to their game.

The vehicles inside the game already looked ready to ship to the main servers, since the textures were clean and there was even an animation on the its side.

As awesome as a respawn system would be in Fortnite, the leaks will hold as just rumors until Epic Games comes out a more word on the vehicles.

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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.