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Fortnite Player With Unreleased Emote and Pickaxe Seen in Pregame Lobby

Published: 4/May/2018 19:01 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:48

by Albert Petrosyan

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Season 4 of Fortnite: Battle Royale went live early on May 1st after weeks of the insane hype and anticipation that was built towards its launch.

It seemed as if the entirety of the online gaming community was discussing the new Fortnite season, going to show how much of a phenomenon the popular BR game has become.

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A major reason why the game has become so popular is that developer Epic Games has consistently added new content to the game, including outfit skins, pickaxes, back blings, and emotes.

Season 4 has already proven to feature loads of new in-game content and cosmetic items that are sure to make Fortnite an enormous profit throughout the ten week period.

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However, it appears that some players have access to content that has not yet been released and never seen before.

Reddit user ‘Joshua51423’ posted a video that features a player in the pregame island of Fortnite that had an unreleased dance emote and pickaxe.

I found a guy in the lobby with a unreleased Dance and Pickaxe. from r/FortNiteBR

 

The dance appears to be the ‘Freestylin’ emote that was leaked as one that was coming to Fortnite in the near future. 

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The Pickaxe seems to be the one called ‘Tenderizer,’ also one of the cosmetic items that was leaked but not yet officially released.

While the identity of the player is not known, it would appear that he is an employee or game developer from Epic Games, as they would most likely have access to content and items that have not yet been released.

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Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett

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A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 

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This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

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The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”

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While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.