A new Fortnite discovery has players of the Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and mobile battle royale game going mad with speculation about what Epic Games is planning for Season 6. The new season is finally here, and for it, Epic Games, made some major changes to the game, including some map changes, and it looks like that's just the start as new leaks indicate that something even bigger is brewing, though it remains to be seen if it will happen during Season 6 or Season 7.
Taking to Twitter, prominent Fortnite leaker HypeX shared what they discovered in the game's files recently. While looking through the files added with the most recent update, the leaker stumbled across a mysterious, unreleased item that appears to be a meteor, though it's codenamed "boulder" in the files. In addition to this, the files reveal it has rolling physics, a "wake" effect, its own sounds, and even stats. Further, while the image below makes it look small, it's actually 1.5x bigger than the player.
Mysterious unreleased rock/comet/meteor thing, i have no idea what its gonna be but its codenamed "boulder" and it has rolling physics, a "wake" effect and these stats & sounds..
And it's 1.5x times the height of the player btw! pic.twitter.com/fAYyDPpUrq— HYPEX (@HYPEX) March 18, 2021
Right now, it's unclear what the heck this thing is or how Epic Games will use it, but of course, fans have their theories. And as some have pointed out, the fact that dinosaurs and meteors are popping up in the files at the same time is pretty suspicious.
Are These Going to Start Falling During Matches?
OMG IS THIS GOING TO RANDOMLY STARTS FALLING DURING MATCHES— Teaina (@ShineBoldTina) March 18, 2021
In the season 6 trailer there's something in the wave/portal thing and it kinda looks like a ringed planet (saturn)? pic.twitter.com/u9jGghsuDR— onion (@ixodiTV) March 18, 2021
Who Remembers That One Loading Screen With the Meteors?
Remember that one loading screen were it was "raining" meteors? hummm🤔— Jedz (@Jeds_Z) March 19, 2021
The Dinosaurs... It's All Connected!
So we are getting dinos, remember what happened to dinos irl ? Yep— Shadow (@_Shadow_fnbr) March 18, 2021
Maybe an item that sends a meteor at builds?— Defaulting 🐡 (@Defaulting12) March 18, 2021
Going Back to Season 3?
I think they will be like the meteorites that fell late in season 3— Wixo redondo (@UwuWixi) March 18, 2021
Is The Spire About to Be Destroyed?
Probably The Spire thing is going to collapse— Koriam (@K0riam) March 18, 2021
When in Doubt, Guess The Seven.
I just remember, marauder came from meteors, and so did the Seven, are the marauders apart of the seven?— Seanzter (@Seanzter1) March 18, 2021