The same Fortnite insider source who leaked the Shang-Chi and Will Smith skins has reported that mountable monsters will make their way into Season 8.
Fortnite‘s newest season could feature rideable monsters, according to a leak. This leak comes just days before Fortnite Season 8, which is set to drop this Monday and will follow Fortnite‘s Season 7 ending event. If this feature ends up making its way into the game, it will be joined by a number of other updates as part of the seasonal refresh.
The massively popular battle royale game has gotten increasingly strange since it was released back in 2017, constantly expanding with new gameplay mechanics and outlandish concepts. In Season 7, players were treated to various different science-fiction staples, including a massive alien invasion and appropriately themed weapons, equipment, and skins. Players were also given the chance to pilot UFOs– a fantastical spin on the interactive vehicles that were introduced to the game last year. As developer Epic Games continues to add new features to Fortnite, additional opportunities for wacky and creative themes seem to arise.
According to an article from DualShockers, rideable monsters could appear as the newest set of themed vehicles. This info comes from the same source that leaked the recent Will Smith skin, among various other confirmed additions. Reportedly, these monsters will come as part of a “sideways” dimension inspired by the popular Netflix series Stranger Things. Apparently, these creatures will “leak” over from the alternate dimension, at which point they will become rideable. To what extent the “sideways” dimension will feature beyond these potentially mountable creatures is unclear at this time.
Season 8 is just days away, so any Fortnite fan will surely be excited by this possibility. While this feature is not confirmed, many of this source’s leaks, including the title of the Season 7 ending event and the Shang-Chi skin being added to Fortnite, ended up being accurate. Even though this source has been reliable in the past, fans should still take any leak with a healthy grain of salt.
Assuming this leak does turn out to be true, it could have some very interesting implications for the broader gameplay features and dynamics of Fortnite. These monsters could offer up wildly different traversal options, with climbing or flying mechanics possibly being integrated. Since this source claims that the monsters will be inspired by Stranger Things, their inclusion could also give Epic a chance to shake up Fortnite‘s art style with something a little edgier. Luckily, fans won’t need to speculate for too long, as the truth behind this leak will be revealed on September 13.
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