Data miners are always busy digging through the game files of Fortnite, and this time have come across a file with a very specific description, possibly hinting at rideable animals, or other vehicles of some kind.
Currently, Fortnite has very limited vehicle choice, which is likely a conscious decision on the part of Epic Games, given the size of the map and the speed in which you can move around it already.
However, there are Shopping Carts, All Terrain Karts and the new Quadcrasher vehicle, all of which will help you out in a pinch.
Players seem to really welcome new vehicles too, more so even than new weapons or consumables, likely because vehicles do not impact the general balance or ‘meta’ of the game.
And so, it looks like Epic has a few more vehicle ideas in the works, one of which possible involves riding animals, as a game file named ‘Antelope’ was discovered in a ‘Drivable Vehicles’ folder.
This information comes via FNBRLeaks, a popular leaker of all things Fortnite, but of course is just a leak at this point, far from confirmed officially.
There's some "Antelope" Vehicle in the "Drivable Vehicles" Folder. If it is anything, it's nowhere close to complete. It may or may not be a new vehicle we see in the future, but who knows. pic.twitter.com/tpgwuRzvYg
— Fortnite: Battle Royale Leaks (@FNBRLeaks) October 18, 2018
Whether the term ‘Antelope’ literally refers to an antelope, or if this is a development name or the name of a certain powered vehicle, we don’t know.
However, it is the first time that a vehicle of some kind has been named after an animal, certainly strongly hinting at the possibility of rideable animals.
It wouldn’t be too much of a surprise either, considering Epic recently added the ‘Giddy-Up’ skin, which makes the player look as though they are riding a Llama, and ‘pets’ were also added to the game in the form of back bling.