The latest leaks discovered by Fortnite data miners hint that drones might be coming to the game, as well as something called a "Shadow Bomb."
Epic is not shy when it comes to tweaking and changing Fortnite. In fact, with battle royale rival Apex Legends now breathing down its neck, Fortnite has been updated more recently than it ever has been before. Reboot Vans have arrived, there's a massive volcano on the island, and the first ever Fortnite World Cup is just around the corner.
As with anything in the present day though, as soon as something new and improved arrives, people are already looking forward to what's next. That's why data miners are constantly on the lookout for hints at upcoming Fortnite additions via its code. The latest of those hints come in the form of Shadow Bombs and Zebulon Drones.
A string connected to challenges hints at a new item named "Shadow Bomb"— Skin-Tracker (@SkinTrackerCom) April 10, 2019
• Use a Shadow Bomb in different matches
While we don't currently know exactly what Shadow Bombs are, according to a post on Twitter, they will be linked to one of Fortnite's weekly challenges. It's not a very revealing challenge, though. Simply "use a Shadow Bomb in different matches." However, what it sounds like when used has also been leaked, and is a lot more telling. As you can hear for yourselves below, the noise it makes is pretty ominous.
As for a Zebulon Drone, nobody seems to know what that is at the time of typing this. There have been no hints as to whether it will be linked to a challenge or files revealing what it will sound like. It could even be an element created for Save The World mode and we may never see it debut in battle royales. There is currently no way of knowing, and we'll just have to wait it out.
The next few weeks could potentially be pretty exciting for Fortnite fans. Not only due to the above, but there's also the possibility of a Fortnite x Marvel collaboration to coincide with the release of Avengers: Endgame. Last year, Thanos and his infinity gauntlet arrived on Fortnite Island for a pretty epic Limited Time mode. A repeat of that, or honestly, anything to do with the Avengers would be a massive addition to the game, even if it is only temporary.
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