Some new leaks have revealed that Epic Games have plans to take Fortnite “beyond battle royale” in a new open-world game mode, giving the players more freedom to explore than ever before.
Epic Games tend to shake up the Fortnite meta by introducing brand-new content and events to keep it fresh. Season 6 features many new features like a crafting system, tamable wild animals, and soccer player NPCs.
Some new leaks have emerged, suggesting that the devs are planning to take the battle royale beyond its popular last-man-standing game mode. For the first time, Fortnite players will get to enjoy an open-world game mode.
This information regarding a possible open-world mode came from notable Fortnite insider HYPEX, who tweeted the news on May 3. The “Epic Games vs. Apple” lawsuit spawned various leaks of Stipulated Exhibits Documents.
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One of these showcased plans for an open-world simulation sandbox mode, similar to Grand Theft Auto games. “Epic will go beyond Battle Royale [next season] and give us an open-world simulation sandbox,” the leaker said.
A few images were also uncovered, which depict a campsite in a large forest. One of these stills shows three spawn spots for “Assault Rifles,” “Makeshift Bows,” and “Primal Bows.”
HYPEX also shared a few “Sandbox” images on April 27, including tree & camp codes, along with a “weird thing to spawn random objects with a seed.”
While we don’t have an exact release date for this new mode, we could hear more details soon. One potential theory is that the open-world might replace Fortnite’s Battle Labs in future seasons. There is no doubt that an open-world game mode for the game would bring in many players who may not have played before due to a lack of interest in the game’s battle royale nature.
We’ll keep checking for more updates regarding this and will inform you once we learn about any more developments.
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