Epic Games has revealed that a ‘Sneaky Snowman’ item will soon arrive in Fortnite, giving players another way to disguise themselves in Battle Royale.
The inclusion of the upcoming item on the game’s news feed confirms previously leaked information, as data miners came across files for the snowman on January 16.
With so much snow on the Fortnite map at the moment, players will be able to take up a new form that allows them to blend in with their surroundings.
Presumably, this new arrival will work in a very similar way to bush – where players wait a few seconds to attach it and then their character looks pretty different just a few moments later.
The bush item is not being used as much as the developer would like in the current meta of Fortnite, however, this could be another way of encouraging the use of hiding methods. The in-game description for the Sneaky Snowman states players can “become a master of disguise”.
While information is quite scarce on the item so far, we can expect to get a clearer picture about how it will work in the next set of patch notes.
Sneaky Snowman falls in line with a number of other changes to Fortnite in Season 7, which has been heavily shaped by the addition of the snow biome on December 6 and more recently, with the arrival of Snowfall challenges and the Ice Storm event.
Will it be released with the next content update?