If all the violence and strife on Fortnite’s battle royale island has got you feeling anxious, the game might soon have a new mode to soothe your woes. According to prolific Fortnite dataminer Lucas7yoshi, there’s evidence to suggest that the massively-successful game will soon have a “Party Royale” mode, where players will be free to explore the island and engage in non-combat activities, such as skydiving.
Welcome to the Party! Leave your weapons and mats behind and hang out with friends, play games, perfect your skydive and more. The party’s just getting started!
— Lucas7yoshi // Fortnite Leaks (@Lucas7yoshi) April 29, 2020
The leaker also uncovered a map that might serve as the setting for this new mode. According to a follow-up tweet, Lucas7yoshi believes that the mode will start being tested this Friday at 9 PM Eastern / 6 PM Pacific. As with all leaks, it’s best to take this information with a grain of salt, but his track record does suggest that there’s something to this.
In other Fortnite news, the game’s 12.50 update is now live. Though it does not include any patch notes–as usual–it appears that the update has drastically changed the amount of aim assist given to controller players, a shift that popular streamers have been clamoring for. We’ll have more word on the changes as this story develops. Recently, Fortnite hosted a concert event with Travis Scott that boasted a record-breaking number of players over its five performances. There’s also a weekly challenge where players must collect five golden pipe wrenches.
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