One data miner has found hints suggesting Fortnite could be getting a first-person option. The update, released for all versions of Fortnite, appears to have revealed the potential new mode.
The success of Fortnite, which debuted in 2017, has only increased since then. It has a massive following online and is credited with helping YouTube Gaming achieve record growth in 2022. However, Epic Games is doing its part to keep the game fresh by regularly adding new features and material.
Chapter Four of Fortnite was released in December 2022, bringing many new features and improvements, including a brand-new map to explore and the switch to Unreal Engine 5, greatly enhancing the game’s visuals.
Dataminer Shiina tweeted a screenshot showing what appears to be a first-person mode. Shiina quickly disclosed the latest version, which reportedly included the first-person mode files. Whether or not players would be allowed to use first-person in Creative Mode and Battle Royale is still unknown.
There’s a lot of mystery around the upgrade, as the new files could be for testing purposes rather than hinting at an upcoming feature. This isn’t the first time players have heard rumors about a first-person mode in Fortnite; rumors of one began circulating in June of 2022.
Fortnite has a history of often updating with new features. Last year, Epic Games introduced a new mode to Fortnite called No Build, and it quickly became as popular as the original Build mode. However, if Fortnite were to adopt a first-person perspective, it would be venturing into uncharted waters.
Although a first-person perspective might be chosen, the choice to shift points of view would come as a shock. The sale of in-game skins is a crucial part of Fortnite’s economic model. It will be far more challenging to do so if players can’t see their avatars in-game.
In today's update, Epic Games has added new files for a first-person mode in Battle Royale.
(Thanks to @AyeTSG for making me aware of this) pic.twitter.com/bG3ClFxbbD
— Shiina (@ShiinaBR) January 31, 2023
Even as Epic Games updates Fortnite’s gameplay, the game is still lauded for its vast array of skins. In-game skins for Fortnite can be found on a wide variety of IPs. Fortnite’s latest crossover is with Dragon Ball The breakers, letting fans of the iconic anime play Vegeta.
For as long as Epic Games keeps bringing in the most significant stars, these skins will keep selling and keeping Fortnite in the public eye. Mobile, personal computers, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox One X/S can all play Fortnite.
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