Along with finding the assets for weapons, skins, and other in-game content, Fortnite: Battle Royale data miners are also on the lookout for new limited time modes. They found a couple in Season 4, and it appears more have been found in Season 5.
Since the v5.1 update went live on Fortnite: Battle Royale Tuesday, data miners continue to find new content coming to the game such as the Heavy Sniper Rifle. They also discovered new game limited time modes, but the modes may or may not become available in the future.
Last season, Epic Games tried something new by adding a Jetpack to Fortnite: Battle Royale. It only lasted for a short period of time and was used for the Close Encounters Limited Time Mode back in May, although that mode was quickly removed by Epic citing an undisclosed issue. Data miner TapohiFL found a description for a new mode called Fly Explosives. The description says, “This mode combines the explosive fun of the High Explosives and the vaulted Limited Time Item Jetpack.” High Explosives was an LTM from Season 3 that had players only use grenades, Rocket Launchers, C4, and Grenade Launchers. Combine those explosive weapons with a Jetpack will be quite the sight.
Last Five Standing
Multiple data miners found news of a mode called Final Five, Last Five Standing, or Airborne Action. The mode will have players join a game with a 20-minute time limit and the last five competitors declared the winners. It appears this LTM is available for those playing the Chinese version of Fortnite: Battle Royale that launched earlier in the week, which means this version may not come to other regions.
Another mode found by data miners is a strange one as it describes the standard game of Fortnite: Battle Royale such as players picking a landing spot, finding loot, and staying inside the eye of the storm. One data miner explained how prior to this find, there was no standard Fortnite mode found in the game’s files. This could be Epic simply putting a description in place after forgetting to do so for almost a year or something else altogether.
The content found by data miners does, for the most part, make its way to Fortnite: Battle Royale, but not all the time. It’s up to Epic on what will eventually make it to the live game.
Something that was leaked early that did show up in Fortnite: Battle Royale were the Week 3 Challenges. This week there’s a new treasure map in Flush Factory and places to shoot clay pigeons, which are both required to complete the tasks for the week.