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Possible new Fortnite building material leaked for Season 2

Published: 12/Feb/2020 0:07

by Eli Becht

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As we approach Fortnite Chapter 2’s second season, players are theorizing about what the future holds, and some are suggesting Epic could introduce a new building material.

Since the dawn of Fortnite, players have been using three different types of building materials – wood, brick, and metal.

There hasn’t ever been much of a reason for the developers to add any additional options, but that hasn’t stopped fans from thinking it’s happening.

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Metal might not be the strongest material in Season 2.

On February 5, Fortnite leaker Lucas7yoshi noted that something strange was going on behind the scenes in the files.

While he didn’t have a ton of information, he did reveal a selection of gold objects that could end up hinting towards something bigger, perhaps even a new material entirely.

Fortnite does have a “Solid Gold” LTM that makes all of the guns Legendary, but it has nothing to do with objects on the map, so it seems like that can be ruled out as a possibility.

That has led many player to believe Epic plans on introducing a brand-new gold building material into the mix in Season 2. The start of a season always brings a variety of changes, so that would be the best time to introduce anything new.

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Move over, brick. There’s a new sheriff in town.

By doing so at this time, it would also give players some more time to adjust to a new meta before the next season of the Fortnite Champion Series begins.

Introducing a fourth building material doesn’t seem like it’d be too groundbreaking of a change, but there would need to be some sort of grace period to let players get the hang of things.

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Wood now might have yet another material better than it.

If this does end up happening, that would likely mean gold would become the most durable material in the game. If gold can only be farmed from specific objects like the ones we saw in Lucas7yoshi’s tweet, then it would quickly become a rare and valuable commodity.

Season 1 ends on February 20 and we can likely expect the second season to begin around the same time, so if this change is coming, it’ll be arriving very soon.

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Fortnite leak reveals more classic vehicles returning soon

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:06

by Connor Bennett

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A fresh Fortnite leak has hinted at the return of some classic vehicles, including the controversial Baller hamster ball and even the ATK Golf Cart. 

Back in Fortnite Season 4, Epic Games gave fans of the battle royale a new way to get around the island – a shopping cart. From there, the vehicles in Fortnite have only gotten bigger and better. 

Though, they haven’t been without controversy. The Baller, X-4 Stormwing, and Brute Mech were the source of much anger in the Fortnite community because of how powerful they were – with all three prompting exploits where players could easily win games without much legwork. 

In Fortnite Chapter 2, a number of different cars have been introduced. They’re not as whacky or powerful as the old vehicles, and while they are helpful, some players do yearn for the Shopping Cart and Quadcrasher’s returns. 

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The controversial planes returned in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Well, according to a handful of new leaks, players might be getting their wish after a few of the older vehicles were given a refresh in the v15.20 patch.

According to Fortnite leakers FNBRUnreleased and InTheShadeYT, the Baller, Hoverboard, and ATK Golf Cart were all updated in the recent patch.

“Ballers and Hoverboard have been also updated! We may see them making a return soon,” FNBRUnreleased posted, while noting that the textures for the ATK Golf Cart were also refreshed. However, there doesn’t seem to be much of a change from the way the ATK’s used to look. 

There’s nothing mentioned about when exactly the vehicles could return, but it does seem possible that they could appear in this season. We got the Stormwings back over the holiday period, after all. 

Until we see them in-game though, it is worth noting that nothing is confirmed. Epic might have plans to bring them back, but scrap them based on something else that happens – say, they’re not compatible with another item. So, let’s just wait and see.