Fortnite: Battle Royale will be riding some of that Red Dead Redemption 2 hype train with a Wild West themed limited time mode next week. The leak came at a price though, as Epic Games shifted their leak-fighting efforts into overdrive.
The leak revealed that Fortnite's Wild West mode will feature no automatic weapons, rocket launchers or traps, so as to stay true to the gunslingin' spirit. The only explosive featured in Wild West is dynamite, which the data files claim "can be used to great effect". Basically, we're talking about shotguns, hunting rifles and dynamite, which should ensure a more raw-skill based LTM as far as Fortnite goes.
Fortnite's data files also reveal that the mode will remove regular shield pots and the only way to get shields is via supply drops carrying slurp juice. The mode will come with an interesting slogan saying, "This island ain't big enough for the hundred of us partner!" Fair enough then.
Ironically enough, the same website that leaked the mode found itself in hot water this week, receiving a message from Epic to "refrain from posting any content of Fortnite that is not yet released to the public". Doing so is a violation of Fortnite's EULA, a document nobody ever read, but it seems that Epic's only gripe are YouTube leak videos. Well, for now at least.
Epic has been fighting leaks for a while now and their recent efforts led FNBRLeaks to state that "Epic screwed most leakers up", which is why the website was planning to make an application of their own just for this purpose. Unfortunately, Fortnite's maker is no stranger to taking leakers to court, so we imagine that development of the aforementioned app won't really be FNBRLeaks' priority.
It's pretty interesting seeing all the RDR2-induced Wild West hype and even Blizzard hopped aboard by rolling out McCree's former partner in crime Ashe. All things considered though, FNBRLeaks may have gotten off light, as Rockstar weren't as benevolent as Epic in their attempts to prevent any future leaks.