A new Fortnite leak has surfaced, possibly revealing the next Marvel hero coming to the free-to-play PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Android game. More specifically, an upcoming ability has leaked, and while the ability doesn't directly reveal or hint at Captain Marvel coming to the game, that's the current speculation surrounding the leak based on other recent rumors and leaks.
Discovered by Fortnite leakers "Sizzy" and "Athena Big Boi," the ability is temporarily filed under "cherry" in the files. Meanwhile, the ability involves fire. If you combine this with the fact that Captain Marvel has been depicted on official promotional material for the game it strongly suggests that this leak is related to the character.
In addition to Captain Marvel, some have suggested, largely because of the ability involving fire, that this could be hinting at Ghost Rider, but this seems unlikely. Not only is there little momentum in terms of leaks and rumors backing this up, but there are far more prominent Marvel characters, such as Captain Marvel, who would presumably be added first. But it's a possibility, especially with Halloween coming up.
Below, you can check out the leak for yourself:
Here is an overview of some of the particles that are in the game files for an upcoming boss ability/weapon called "cherry" in the game files. Some particles don't show up because they are unfinished but you can see their namesOctober 4, 2020
As always, take everything here with a grain of salt like you would any leak. At the moment of publishing, Epic Games has not commented on the leak or the speculation surrounding it, and it's unlikely it will as it typically opts to stay silent on this type of stuff.
Fortnite is available, for free, via the PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Android devices. For more coverage on the popular battle royal game -- including the latest news, rumors, and leaks -- click here or check out the relevant links below:
- Fortnite Teases Long-Awaited Item
- Fortnite Leak Reportedly Reveals Upcoming Halloween Content
- Ninja Reveals Why He Stopped Playing Fortnite
- Watch: Epic Fortnite NPC Battle Shows Who Wins When Iron Man Fights Wolverine
- Fortnite Leak Reveals Logan Skin, New Battle Bus, 3rd Birthday Event, and More