A lot of new content is expected to be introduced throughout Season 8 of Fortnite Battle Royale, one of which could be a brand new vehicle.
Date miners at Skin-Tracker have found new game files in the game’s back-end pointing to a new vehicle coming to Fortnite that may have some water-based functionality.
The two files that have been discovered and leaked are both labeled with ‘Athena_OctopusSpawner,’ which hints at the new vehicle being named ‘Octopus.’
As the map continues to change over the coming weeks, and more water-based locations like Lazy Lagoon get added, such a vehicle could become a lot more viable and relevant.
It’s also important to note that these Octopus files were found right under the files for the Pirate Cannons, which were just added at the start of Season 8, meaning that this new vehicle could be next on Epic Games’ to-do list.
There is every reason to believe that at least one new vehicle will be added to Fortnite sooner rather than later.
For one, the vehicle pool was purged at the start of Season 8, with the X-4 Stormwing, Shopping Cart, and All Terrain Kart (ATK) all having been vaulted, leaving only the Driftboard and Quadcrasher.
We also know that Epic were working on another single-occupancy vehicle prior to the launch of Season 8, which was confirmed by EpicEricSW during a recent AMA on Reddit.
Of course, it’s always smart to treat leaks like this with a grain of salt and to not get too excited about potential new additions until they get officially confirmed and announced by Epic.
If this Octopus vehicle does get added, however, it’s interesting to speculate what it will look like and how it will work, especially if it does end up being water-based.
Here is a good concept for what the new vehicle could look like, although it would likely be smaller if it’s single-occupancy.
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