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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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Dele Alli roasts Kieran Trippier’s skills on Fortnite

Published: 1/Dec/2020 12:16

by Jacob Hale

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Tottenham Hotspur player Dele Alli has roasted England international teammate Kieran Trippier over his gaming skills, bluntly calling him “really bad” at Fortnite.

Alli has recently become a global ambassador for Excel, one of the 10 League of Legends teams in the LEC and a powerhouse of UK esports, having made clear his love of gaming in recent years with his streams on Twitch.

Dele sat down to talk about his love of gaming with Excel, discussing FIFA, Fortnite, and some of the other top footballers he’s played with — but had a few less-than-savoury thoughts on his former Spurs teammate’s abilities.

After being asked who’s “not very good at gaming,” Trippier fell immediately into the firing line.

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Dele joins a growing list of footballers getting involved in the esports scene in one way or another.

With a laugh at his friend’s misfortune, Dele revealed that the former Spurs man, unfortunately, falls into that category.

“Kieran Trippier was very late to gaming” Dele said, offering his former teammate somewhat of a lifeline. Before cracking up laughing again, the star added: “He jumped on it and he’s got a lot better but, at the start…”

Dele continued: “He joined Fortnite when we had all been playing for a while, and it was the first time he had played with a controller… so if you tell him to press X, he wouldn’t know which was X.”

Not content with letting his name be slandered in the gaming world, Kieran himself quickly responded with some laughing emojis, backing himself up by clarifying that he actually “wasn’t that bad,” though it doesn’t sound great for the full back.

Now, surely, fans will be desperate to see Dele and Kieran go head-to-head with one another to see if the latter is really as bad as he sounds.