'Fortnite' Adding New "Buried Treasure" Item

Today, Epic Games revealed that a brand-new pirate-themed item is coming to Fortnite that will help you find some booty.

"X Marks The Spot," reads the coming soon menu in-game. "Scour the island for hidden loot with the new Buried Treasure item!"

Unfortunately, further details on the item were not provided, but presumably it will work as any treasure map does and lead you to a chest or chests somewhere on the map.

You'd assume you would have to have possession of the map in order to see the loot, otherwise by the time you get there some random player will likely have cleaned up. You'd also assume the item would be limited to maybe just one drop per game, unless each map is going to be tied to a specific loot spot on the map. Because otherwise how will you know if the map you got has treasure that hasn't been founded yet.

Anyway, while we have no clue how the finer workings of the item will work, the Fortnite community is already weighing in on the addition. And like anything new to the game, it's a completely mix-baged of responses. Some people think it's cool, others aren't convinced it will be worth the time.

Fortnite is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile devices. For more coverage on the popular battle royale game, click here.

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