The latest seasonal revamp of Fortnite witnessed several beloved mobility items being vaulted, potentially leaving fans in a bit of a pickle. However, leaks suggest that an old favourite may make a comeback soon to fill this void. As of June 9th, Chapter 4 Season 3 introduced three fresh Points of Interest (POIs), infusing a new life into the Fortnite landscape after three months of gaming familiarity.
The Crucial Role of Mobility Items in Fortnite
As players continue to familiarise themselves with the recently incorporated jungle environments and their associated gameplay nuances, the vast scale of the Chapter 4 battle royale island is proving a challenge. For instance, if a player touches down far from the Storm Circle at a match’s commencement, they may struggle to access the safe area without surrendering a significant chunk of their health to storm-inflicted damage.
It’s this challenge that makes mobility items indispensable in Fortnite. Yet, despite its introduction of plentiful new content, Chapter 4 Season 3 also did away with some critical survival apparatus: the mobility items.
What Dataminers Discovered: Fortnite’s Grapple Glove
The Fortnite community can breathe a sigh of relief however, thanks to the assurances from leakers. Data-mining activity has revealed updates to the game files, hinting that NPCs across the map are set to start vending the Grapple Glove. If you’re new to this particular gadget, it was ushered into Fortnite a year back, during Chapter 3 Season 3, granting players the ability to nimbly swing between locations without having to touch the ground.
Last season offered players various transit methods across the map, such as vehicles, the Kinetic Blade, the ODM Gear, and the Spider-Verse Web-Shooters, which intriguingly mirrored Eren Jaeger’s signature ODM Gear. Presently, however, mobility options are somewhat sparse, with vehicles, grind rails, and zip lines on offer, all confined to specific map locales. The inventory-based mobility items have all but vanished, leaving also is the Chug Splash as one of Fortnite’s most treasured healing tools, given its capacity to enable players to heal each other in a team.
These changes have angered the Fortnite community a lot, big time streamers like Sypher PK and Ninja have voiced their discontent at the lack of movement in the game. Cue the meme of i’m not seeing enough movement (literally), Epic will have the put this right at some point and sooner rather than later.
If the grapevine proves accurate and the Grapple Glove indeed gets unvaulted, the Fortnite community will undoubtedly celebrate its return to the item pool. Players can then land far from the map’s core without the looming fear of the storm overtaking their sprinting speed and damaging their health bar.
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