Fortnite may feel like it has definitely slowed down and Epic is not planning anything specific. However, this is not true. From the game files and general leaks we know about a dozen or so elements that will either change or turn out to be a complete novelty.
These changes will take effect from the next update. So far, the 5th season has only received one update, the next one will be marked with the number 15.20. However, these changes do not have to be added in a few weeks. You will have to wait a little longer for the part.
What to expect from Fortnite in 2021?
One of the new features will be weapon modifications. These will be found in exactly the same way as ammunition, bolts etc. All this is called “Weapon Mod Slots”, so there will be additional slots in the inventory.
Concepts show what can be changed. These include the size of the magazine, sight, optics, laser or silencer.
In addition, the game will support modding options. This means that the map from the first season may return to Fortnite, but also other versions of the island will be introduced, a lot of new elements and functions. This will be a breakthrough when it comes to Fortnite.
A new vehicle will also be added to the game. According to unofficial leaks, it is supposed to be a car with a turret installed.
There is a lot of interesting information about weapons in the files in general. A dozen or so days ago we got to know three versions of weapons that can be considered trolling. However, there is a chance that Epic will actually use these concepts. “TinStack” has the best chance of being introduced. It’s a heavy weapon that works in a very specific way:
Next is the gun that fires the gnomes. No, this is not a mistake. It’s really about gnomes.
The last weapon is “Troll Launcher”. You might expect him to shoot trolls by the name, but you can’t see them at all on the material. Perhaps they have been replaced, or perhaps the idea has been abandoned.
Leakers also managed to find an energy launcher. It’s kind of like a grenade launcher, but instead of grenades, players fire something like electric charges.
The operation of this launcher is yet to be confirmed, while it is speculated that it may be in some way a counter to metal structures. Just as fire spreads across wooden structures, electricity could hurt players behind metal walls much more.
Also, don’t forget the Slug Bazooka, which is likely to be a normal launcher, with the difference that players in duo / squad modes will be able to hit allies with it, giving them armor.
There won’t be too many changes to the map, or at least nothing is known about it yet. The only hint is the new variant with the Colosseum to be filled with water.
The most interesting cosmetic item that can appear in Fortnite is the Mandalorian Collector.
The main character you should expect will be Predator. Much has been said about him in recent weeks, and hints of his appearance were everywhere. Easkate shows you what an upcoming skin might look like.
According to unconfirmed information, there will be characters in the game that can be traded just like in the case of Minecraft villagers.
As reported by HYPEX, so far we know about one NPC who will buy items in exchange for one supply drop or 600 gold.
Sounds familiar? The players immediately compared it with the settlers from Minecraft, who made a deal in exchange for Emerald. Finally, 2021 should welcome players with new:
- Weapon accessories
- Map changes (Colosseum)
- Support for modifications
- A new vehicle
- New weapons
- NPC changes
For now, everyone has to be patient and wait for the order in which Epic will release it all.