Fortnite: Player spotted riding Driftboard ahead of release - Dexerto

Fortnite: Player spotted riding Driftboard ahead of release

Published: 18/Dec/2018 19:20 Updated: 18/Dec/2018 19:37

by Alan Bernal


Fortnite released its v7.10 patch on December 18 that has brought along a number of leaks, but it also seems to have included a bug that let one player get their hands on the delayed Driftboard ahead of schedule.

Epic Games is gearing up to give players plenty of content before the Holiday season, but it looks like the developers forgot to close off a few things before releasing the v7.10 update.

In a Twitter post, user Giuk93600505 is seen shredding up the map on the newly announced, but yet-to-be-released Driftboard that will presumably be a new item pickup to use around the map.

The user even replied to a post by Epic Games on Twitter with the video showing him running amok with the unreleased feature.

Guik is strolling around on the hoverboard on different terrain, but the interesting part is what happens when they perform tricks on the board.

Much like the other vehicles in Fortnite, players will be able to rack up scores while on the Driftboard, giving the snowboard a classic feel reminiscent of the SSX snowboarding games.

This trick feature coincides with the recently leaked ’14 Days of Fortnite’ challenges that include racking up a certain amount of points on the Driftboard and could even point to future Driftboarding objectives down the line.

The Driftboard is still planned but for a future patch but is tucked away until further notice.


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

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


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.