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Fortnite leaks reveal first look at new non-combat map

Published: 29/Apr/2020 14:18 Updated: 29/Apr/2020 18:03

by Daniel Cleary

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Fortnite data miners have revealed the first look at a brand new non-combat map for the upcoming “Party Royale” playlist following the April 29 update.

After Epic Games announced that they would be introducing brand new modes to Fortnite following the v12.50 update, such as Party Royale and Operation: Payload, fans were eager to experience the new playlists.

It was revealed that Party Royale would let players take a break from chasing the elusive Victory Royale screen in a non-combat map that has been specifically designed for the new mode.

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Fortnite leaker Hypex revealed that, among many other upcoming changes, the Party Royale playlist will be going live on Friday at 6pm PT / 9pm EST/ 2am BST, for Epic Games to run some tests on the new mode.

Hypex also revealed that Epic would be treating the Party Royale mode as a “new experimental and evolving space,” suggesting that it might be around for quite a while unlike many of the previous modes that were added to Fortnite.

Epic shared that Party Royale would be a non-combat island, with plans to instruct players to ‘leave your weapons and mats behind’, allowing them instead to hang out with friends, practice their skydiving abilities, and more.

While it is unclear what exactly will be in store for players when they drop in, Fortnite leaker FortTory shared an image of the Party Royale Island map giving more clues around what to expect.

One of the most highlighted aspects of the mini-map is the small icons scattered across the island, which many fans have suggested are minigames that players would be able to take part in.

FortTory
A map for the upcoming Party Royale mode in Fortnite.

The icons suggest that fans will possibly get to partake in some unique courses and games such as races, gliding challenges, and even a soccer match after queuing up for the new playlist.

Party Royale is not the only new playlist that Epic plan on releasing, as Operation: Payload, which is seemingly inspired by Overwatch, is also scheduled to be coming soon to Fortnite.

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Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry

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YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
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In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
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A crossover with The Witcher could be coming to Fortnite.

A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.