Guided Missile Back Pack Item Leaked to Return to Fortnite Battle Royale - Dexerto

Guided Missile Back Pack Item Leaked to Return to Fortnite Battle Royale

Published: 15/Jun/2018 11:53 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Calum Patterson


New details have emerged about another back pack item set to be added to Fortnite Battle Royale, after data miners discovered files and descriptions of what sounds like the return of the guided missile.

The guided missile was previously in Fortnite as a regular weapon pick up, but was later vaulted after a majority of players felt it was too powerful in its current state.

As a result, Epic Games removed it saying “We share your concerns, so we’ve put the Guided Missile into the vault while we figure out the next steps for its future.”

That was back on April 17th, and as of yet there has been no news of its return to battle royale, leaving fans thinking it may never be reintroduced.

However, with the new item type of ‘back packs’, it looks like Epic may have found the solution for the Guided Missile that they were looking for.

Back pack items are not to be confused with ‘back bling’, which are the purely cosmetic items for your character to wear, but rather these items have a functioning purpose.

For example, the Jetpack was one such item, as was the leaked ‘Eye of the Storm tracker’, which was accidentally added to the game for a few hours before being quickly removed.

According to leaks from data miners @FNBRLeaks, animation files such show an item called ‘Guided Missile Pack’, as well as a description of the item which states “It’s back!”

There is also an image of the new version of the Guided Missile, which looks quite different to its previous iteration.

Of course, none of this is official and Epic Games have released no news of the guided missile’s return, but these files look pretty conclusive.

There is no date given for when it may be added, but with regular weekly updates, it is likely we see this in game very soon.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.