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New Datafiles Suggest that More Backpack Items are Coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale

Published: 22/May/2018 21:07 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:57

by Albert Petrosyan


New datamined Fortnite files have revealed that more types of the new Backpack items could be coming to the game’s popular Battle Royale mode.

With the ‘Jetpack’ and ‘Eye of the Storm’ Tracker Backpacks both having already been added to the game, it appears that there are numerous others on the way.

The new Backpack items in Fortnite are very similar to the Back Bling, but are found in-game and have abilities, as opposed to being merely cosmetic items available for purchase in the Item Shop.

The Jetpack and ‘Eye of the Storm’ Tracker were both added via the v4.2 content update on May 22nd, although the latter was announced to have been added by mistake.

Popular Fortnite YouTubers ‘TwoEpicBuddies’ have since unearthed game files that suggest that there are more of these Backpack items to come. 

In addition to the two that have already been seen in the game, there are potentially seven others that could be added into the game at some point, including the: Carmine Pack, Glider, Glider Pack, Intel Pack, Medic Pack, Missile Battery, and Test Pack. 

Source: @TwoEpicBuddies

It is not yet clear whether if all or any of these Backpack items will be added into the game, and whether they will be part of the regular game modes or a Limited Time Mode.

Until this information is officially announced or confirmed, these files should be treated as merely a speculative leak. However, ‘TwoEpicBuddies’ have proven to be very reliable with most of the datafiles they have mined in the past.


Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett


The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
Epic Games
Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.