The latest update for Fortnite, patch 4.5, was a doozy, adding the brand-new Playground mode and a bunch of quality-of-life improvements. But hidden among the data files was also a glimpse of the skins, backbling, gliders and emotes we can expect to see in the coming weeks.
Twitter user @TwoEpicBuddies ripped the data files from the version 4.5 update and discovered quite a number of new unlockables. It seems that in addition to the superhero theme that’s been running through season 4 of Fortnite, there’s also a detective theme on the way.
Here you can see the skins that are coming:
New skins <3 pic.twitter.com/3LCPDOFz4e— DieBuddies (@TwoEpicBuddies) June 27, 2018
There are also new backblings, gliders and pickaxes. The backblings are likely to be tied to these new skins (some of which we can probably guess), but the gliders and pickaxes are probably a la carte.
New backblings, pickaxes and gliders! pic.twitter.com/6snbFDPNxR— DieBuddies (@TwoEpicBuddies) June 27, 2018
And here are the emotes you can expect, including an upgrade to the infamous “dab”:
All emotes! pic.twitter.com/gBIf1E52Am— DieBuddies (@TwoEpicBuddies) June 27, 2018
As an added bonus, tying in with the detective theme, it seems we’ll be getting a new submachine gun, styled after the Prohibition-era favorite “Tommy” gun.
Next week we will get the "Drum Gun"! Rarity: green, blue. Type: Assault Rifle. pic.twitter.com/DdJWGmLgXX— DieBuddies (@TwoEpicBuddies) June 27, 2018
There’s no telling how long it’ll be before these new items hit the game, but it’s fair to expect them before the next patch rolls around (probably before the end of Season 4 in a couple of weeks.