Epic Games has dropped a major hint about the upcoming item. While Fortnite is known for it’s very frequent updates and patches, the new item is likely to be a part of the upcoming v5.30 Update.
Now the ‘major hint’ is coming from Epic Games itself, in a Reddit post, indicating a VERY exciting new in-game item.
New weapon coming soon, dude ! The "Grappling Hook" pic.twitter.com/7R8pPtRShp
— Luzmog (@LuzmogYT) August 20, 2018
Epic’s community coordinator, Sean Hamilton, wrote on the r/FortniteBR forum: “Are you a player on the go? Carry an escape plan in your back pocket with a new item making its way to Battle Royale!”
It’s hard to say what the developer is teasing right now, but with the use of the words “escape plan” and “on the go” have led some to believe that the new item will be the Grappling Hook.
Usually, any new items added to the game will appear beforehand in an in-game announcement screen, but there is nothing of note listed as of now.
Meanwhile, in other Fortnite news, Epic Games has announced they’ll be giving away $1.5m at PAX West.
The next patch update of Fortnite, patch v5.30, is due Thursday 23rd August. Until then, use this extra time to grind any remaining challenges you have.