An all-new vehicle has seemingly been discovered in the Fortnite Season 8 game files, following the end of Season 7 - and fans can expect a change in pace from the usual methods of transportation.
On February 22, Epic Games hosted an Ask Me Anything question and answer session on Reddit - discussing topics about the upcoming Season 8. During the AMA, Lead Designer Eric Williamson in the AMA revealed that a new single-occupancy vehicle was being worked on.
Now, there may be an answer to what Williamson was hinting at with a number of leaked game files from the long-awaited V8.00 patch notes ahead of Fortnite Season 8.
According to the leak from FNBRHQ & TrixBR on Twitter, a folder labeled ‘hamster_ball’ can be seen under 'DrivableVehicles' - alongside the Hoverboard and Ship Cannon.
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The ship cannon was revealed at the start of the Season 8 Battle Pass - showing players being able to fire their in-game partners across distances.
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It remains to be seen if the Hamster Ball will be around at the start of Season 8, will be released later in the season or could have something to do with a limited-time mode - its actual in-game appearance is not yet confirmed.
However, with the removal of the X-4 Stormwings, players will need some way to traverse the overhauled Battle Royale island - and rolling about in a Hamster Ball might just be the next best thing.