Epic Games utilize limited time modes as a way of creating new game types, promoting movie releases such as John Wick and Avengers Endgame, or introducing new weapons and items that wouldn’t fit in normal battle royale gameplay.
It appears that fans of the title will soon be able to play one of gaming’s most popular party modes, as Prop Hunt is set to be added to Fortnite in the near future.
Discovered in the game’s files was the Prop-o-matic gun, which will turn players into copies of objects found around the map. One team will be provided with the weapon in the game mode and use it to hide from opposing players who will try to find the various props that have been hidden around the map.
According to FireMonkeyFN, there is a set list of items that players can turn into, which include a number of food items, objects and more.
The full list of available props are:
[LEAK] The new "Prop-o-matic" gun in-game! (+ me actually holding it this time ;)— KrispyLeaks - Fortnite Leaks/News (@KrispyLeaks) June 8, 2019
The Prop-o-matic is a gun that will be used to transform yourself into props, in the soon to be expected Prop Hunt LTM!#Fortnite pic.twitter.com/zAcMBe21UA
Prop Hunt is a recognizable game mode for fans of other titles such as Call of Duty, as it is regularly added to the game as a popular party playlist. It originally started life as a mod in Counter-Strike: Source, but became it’s own mode as part of the iconic Gary’s Mod game on Steam.
It’s currently unclear how the rules will wor, as the game’s incredibly large map would make it difficult for players to locate enemies. It’s possible that the mod will take place on a specifically designed Creative island, or that the storm will be used to limit the play area.
There’s no official release date for Prop Hunt, but with the files already spotted inside the game, it seems likely that we will see it in the next few weeks.