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Rumor: First-person mode coming to Fortnite in new season

Looking down the barrel of a gun, son of a gun…

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Fans of Epic Games’ Fortnite are currently picking apart new rumors that an all-new first-person mode is in the works for the battle royale juggernaut, with established leakers suggesting that the new perspective on Fortnite‘s cartoonish chaos will be arriving in the game’s next season.

Fortnite has been a third-person battler ever since its initial launch in 2017, back when perhaps none of us had any idea of what a staggering global success Epic Games’ venture was set to become. While some weapons in the game world already come equipped with first-person “iron sights”, this supposed new mode would see players explore the game world directly through the eyes of their avatar — from first drop to failure.

Several credible Fortnite leakers have lent weight to the rumor, including @HYPEX, @GMatrixGames, @ShiinaBR, and @iFireMonkey. The new mode would certainly bring a whole new perspective, (literally), to the massively multiplayer scrapper, and perhaps the ever-encroaching storm will seem even more concerning when you’re looking at the dang thing with your own two eyes… or Robocop’s, or Ryu’s, or Bruce Campbell’s, or Jinx’s, or whichever of the baffling choice of pop-culture figures you have purchased for your own trip into Fortnite‘s litany of islands.

While there is currently no launch date for the third season of Fortnite, the current season is scheduled to end this week, on Wednesday, March 8 to be precise, so we can probably expect official word on Chapter 4 Season 3 and its contents very soon.

Fortnite is available now on PlayStation, PC, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and mobile platforms.

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