It looks like Fortnite may soon add swords into the game if a new leak is anything to go by.
Combing through recent files for the game, dataminers have discovered some sound files that have different types of sword sounds.
Filed under "BR_Sword_," there's a myriad of different sounds, such as the sounds of sword impact up close and from farther away. There's even different variations for different types of attacks.
BRsword sound files PART: 1 ! pic.twitter.com/6MYcPuUDll— FortTory - Fortnite Leaks (@FortTory) December 8, 2018
Now, as you may know, there are already swords in Save The World, but not in Battle-Royale. And while these new sword sounds could simply be for Save The World, the file names specifically mention "BR," aka battle-royale, which seems to suggest they are not for Save The World but the far more popular Battle-Royale mode.
Interestingly, in the Fortnite Seaosn 7 trailer and loading screen there are swords, which may just be a hint at what is to come. But at the moment, Epic Games hasn't announced anything.
It's also worth pointing out this could be for a harvesting tool/pickaxe that makes the sound of a sword would make when you hit things with it or swipe with it.
Or perhaps swords will be added via a LTM (Limited Time Mode) that replaces guns with swords. Unfortunately, at this point all we can do is speculate.
As always, all leaks of this nature should be taken with a grain of salt. Not only are the conclusions drawn from leaks like this often misguided, but sometimes in-game files don't lead to anything. In other words, they can be a dead end.
That said, with the loading screen and trailer teases, and now this, it sure does seem like Epic Games is finally adding swords to Battle-Royale. The more pertinent question is: in what capacity?
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