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Fortnite v12.61 leaks tease underwater swimming to finally be added soon

Published: 26/May/2020 8:49

by Brad Norton

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The latest Fortnite update appears to have confirmed that underwater swimming will soon play a large role in the mega-popular battle royale.

As Epic Games prepares Fortnite for its Season 3 update, the final weekly patch has let a few details slip. After leaked posters teased the theme of the upcoming season, it became clear that players were soon going to take a plunge.

While there’s no telling just how the new underwater feature will come into effect – we can only assume that the Doomsday Device plays a role – here’s a rundown of the latest leaks.

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Fortnite players already have a number of skins ready for underwater action.

As Fortnite’s v12.61 patch was deployed on May 25, prominent dataminers took to unpacking the latest additions. New cosmetics and various Doomsday event teasers were uncovered. So too was the confirmation of underwater swimming.

“We’ll definitely be going underwater,” ‘FNBRHQ’ said alongside a picture of newly leaked categories in the game’s code. “Underwater swimming” is featured as a main category, with ‘NoWeapon’ and ‘DirectionalMovement’ further below.

Underwater swimming was briefly possible throughout the recent Astronomical Travis Scott event. During one of the songs, players were dunked into the ocean as they swam around together. 

All-new animations point to the function being much more widespread as the battle royale evolves in Season 3, however. 

Brand new animations allow players to swim in all directions, rise to the surface, dive deeper, or simply float in place. One feature that appears to be missing is the ability to shoot while underwater.

Season 3 of Fortnite is expected to kick off on June 4, but the seemingly world-altering Doomsday event will be the point of focus before then. A brand new Doomsday Clock is set to run out at 20:05 CEST on May 30.

There’s no telling just how the map will change in Season 3. Though it’s safe to assume underwater Points of Interest will be sticking around for the long run.

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Ninja, TheGrefg, Loserfruit & Lachlan assemble for historic Fortnite Icon stream

Published: 18/Jan/2021 6:38

by Brad Norton

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Ninja, Loserfruit, Lachlan, and TheGrefg are the mega popular streamers behind Fortnite’s first batch of Icon Series skins and all four of them just grouped up for a historic livestream.

January 16 marked the reveal of Fortnite’s first Icon Series skin. Ninja kicked things off with the new line of streamer-based skins. Fans had been eager to play as their favorite personalities in-game for years, and the Icon Series would pave the way for just that.

Loserfuit came next in June 2020. Followed by Lachlan in November 2020 and most recently, Grefg in January 2021. With all four now out in the wild, the streamers responsible all joined forces for a history Fortnite session.

Grefg and Ninja were the first two in the lobby.

“It was your free day right?” Grefg asked Ninja, who wasn’t intending to go live on January 17. “Correct,” Ninja responded. “But I couldn’t pass up this opportunity.”

Both Lachlan and Loserfruit had to make some sacrifices for the special moment as well. They were both playing from Australia on 220 ping but were more than happy to do so for the huge occasion.

All four players dropped into their first match wearing their respective Icon Series skins. It marked the first time in Fortnite history that they were all in the same lobby, let alone on the same team.

“Alright guys, this is an ‘iconic’ moment,” Ninja said as all four icons gathered to heal up. “Everyone has their own skin,” Lachlan followed up. “That’s crazy to think about.” 

Collectively the squad boasts over 57 million subscribers on YouTube, with millions more supporting them across Twitch, Twitter, and other platforms. It’s undeniably one of the biggest powerhouse teams to ever drop into a game of Fortnite.

Naturally, their first game together was an emphatic win.

Not only did they get the victory with ease, but they even taunted their final enemy. Boxing the last player in and emoting at the same time to add insult to injury.

Given the time zone differences and the ping difference between them, it’s likely this is a one-off spectacle.

When future Icon Series skins are added, we could see new star-studded quads joining forces. But for now, this will go down as the most iconic Fortnite team yet.