Fortnite: Epic Games works on skating – Leaker finds new movement mechanics

Fortnite: Epic Games works on skating - Leaker finds new movement mechanics

Fortnite is working on allowing players to skate in-game soon. Leakers found files and information about the new movement mechanics in the last update.

Cary, North Carolina – There are now numerous ways to move around the map in Fortnite. You can move around the Fortnite island with cars, ballers, wind tunnels or rifts. With the new season there is now also the possibility to ride wild boars and wolves. As if that wasn’t enough, Epic Games is now apparently working on a new movement mechanic, which leakers say is supposed to be skating.

name of the game Fortnite
release July 21, 2017
Publishers EpicGames
developer Epic Games, People Can Fly
platform PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, Android
genre Battle Royale

Fortnite: Skating is about to come into the game – all about the new movement mechanic

How was skating found in Fortnite? With the last update 21.10 many new files came into play. A treat for all leakers and data miners. In addition to the usual map changes in Fortnite, other strings were added. One of them shows that Epic Games are currently working on a movement mechanic, skating.

Who found the new mechanics? “HYPEX”, one of the biggest leakers in the Fortnite community, was playing Sherlock Holmes and found the file added by the last update. The dataminers couldn’t find out a lot of news, but what they found is enough.

Fortnite: This is what the new skating looks like in the game

What is skating like in Fortnite? The leaker “InTheShadeYT” even managed to test the new mechanics in Fortnite. The skating is currently still in the testing phase and could look a bit jerky and unfortunately a skateboard is still missing. Nevertheless, we want to show the following clip with the new movement mechanics in Fortnite here:

These leakers not only discovered the new skating in the last update, but also the new Naruto Rivals skins. Players will soon be able to make the Fortnite island unsafe as one of the four new Naruto skins.

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Fortnite: This is how the new skating could work

How does the new skating work? Future skating will work similar to sliding in Fortnite. When you slide downhill you get faster, when you slide uphill you slow down. In this way, you can often escape from a sticky situation in the game.

Fortnite: Skateboard is held by the Beach Bomber skin

© Epic Games

When players skate down a hill in Fortnite, the speed increases significantly. The opposite happens when you go up a hill: you slow down.

Fortnite: To Skate Or Not To Skate – That is the question

When is the new feature coming? So far it is still unclear when the time will come and when we can hop on the skateboard or roller skates. All information about the new game mechanics in Fortnite is currently only based on leaks. However, the files on the new movement that have been discovered so far whet the appetite for more.

Unfortunately, it remains to be seen whether and when players will be able to let off steam on the skateboard in Fortnite. Maybe the wait will soon be over, we can be curious.

Rubric list image: © Epic Games