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New ‘Sneaky Snowman’ Fortnite consumable may be coming soon, according to leaks

Published: 16/Jan/2019 19:41 Updated: 16/Jan/2019 19:47

by Albert Petrosyan

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New leaks have surfaced that point to a brand new consumable item called ‘Sneaky Snowman’ coming soon to Fortnite Battle Royale.

Data miners have found and leaked game files that reveal the Sneaky Snowman to be a portable disguise item that would allow players to hide in plain sight and blend in with the rest of the snowy areas on the map.

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Essentially, the premise of this item would be very similar to that of the Bush item that’s currently in Fortnite which also allows players to disguise themselves as a bush on the map. 

The leak comes courtesy of prominent data miner Lucas7yoshi and includes a stock image of the item as well as the in-game description: “A portable Snowman disguise.”

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Since the Bush item already exists in the game and this seems to be a very similar item to it, it would be likely that the Sneaky Snowman will simply be a temporary reskin of the Bush for the rest of the duration of the snow being on the map.

Epic Games have done seasonal reskins of weapons and items before, most recently with the Rocket Launcher shooting out exploding pumpkins rather than missiles during the Halloween-themed Fortnitemares event.

The only sensible scenario in which both the Sneaky Snowman and the Bush item would be in the game as separate items would be if Epic decide to keep the southwest corner of the map covered in snow on a permanent basis. 

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“A portable Snowman disguise”

Regardless, Epic will not want to make this new item too similar in function to the Bush because the latter virtually never gets used by a vast majority of the player-base.

However, the developers have hinted at major improvements coming soon to the Bush, which could also apply to the Sneaky Snowman, making them both viable items going forward.

Of course, this leak is unofficial and should be treated as mere speculation until it’s officially confirmed by Epic. If and when this item will be added to the game remains to be seen. 

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Fortnitemares 2020 could be bringing back Zombie Husks with a twist

Published: 20/Oct/2020 3:12

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite’s annual Halloween event has evolved over the years though new leaks stemming from the 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares could hint at a return of controversial Zombie Husks.

Introduced back in 2017, Fortnitemares began as a Save The World event. It soon expanded as the spooky festivities took over the battle royale mode in 2018 as well. It was in this version of the annual event that players were forced to fend off hordes of Zombie Husks.

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Cubes would spawn around the map as dozens of AI-controlled Husks would charge toward squads. It could often be overwhelming and outright end your run if they’re not taken care of instantly. This led to a rather drastic change in the 2019 event where individual Zombies would spawn at random while looting instead.

While certain emotes and various items have already leaked, we now have a new piece of intel on the upcoming Fortnitemares event. Nothing is set in stone though it appears the 2018 threat could be returning in some form.

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Fortnite Zombie Husk gameplay
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Zombie Husks were quite controversial in the 2018 Fortnitemares event due to just how many spawned at once.

In Fortnite’s 14.30 update, plenty was changed on the surface and under the hood. As new content was added in, Epic Games also made some secret adjustments in preparation for the Halloween-themed event.

“A sound for the Zombies cube spawners was changed in 14.30,” prominent dataminer ‘Mang0e revealed. While this could be nothing of significance, it would be odd for the developers to make a change like this out of the blue.

There’s no telling exactly how these cube spawners will be adjusted, though it seems certain they’ll be back in some form. 

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This means every player will need to be on high alert just like in 2018. You won’t have individual jump scares to worry about this year, but overwhelming swarms of AI could threaten your run.

We won’t have to wait long to see how the annual event evolves this time around. The 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares doesn’t yet have a date locked in. However, things typically kick off in the final week of October. 

Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days as the frightful update rolls around. In the meantime, be sure to get ahead of the upcoming event with our rundown on everything we know about Fornitemares 2020 so far.

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