- Fortnite Battle Royale might be getting helicopters soon. According to the leakers, the helicopters are already in the game files.
Fortnite Battle Royale had its fair share of vehicles in the past. The game in the beginning actually had no vehicles. However, players wanted some vehicles to improve mobility around the map. For example, if you landed at the edges of the map it was hard to get inside the circle and this dropped player interaction within games. Thus, we saw several vehicles on the map. But later things started to change as airplanes made it’s way into the game, however, that didn’t last too long due to many in-game issues; for example the seat-to-shoot switch. A season later we saw B.R.U.T.E. as one of the most controversial things in the game. In the end, Epic Games had to give in to community pressure and removed it as it was creating a bad experience for players due to how overpowered it was.
According to the recent leaks, the topic of the controversial vehicles will return. Leakers found out that there are helicopters in the game files now. These Fortnite helicopters are able to damage players and buildings. It appears that they might shoot as well. Of course, this is going to start a discussion among the FN community. Helicopters might be only for transportation as well. But currently, we do not have the details about this. But the files do indeed mention that the helicopter might damage the players. Also, we can be sure that the helicopters will come into the game sometime in the future since Epic Games released a Season 2 screenshot of a section on the FN map showcasing a helicopter. Of course, this also means that we can see other vehicles in the future as well.
The helicopters are in the files:
Spawn rate: 0%
Damage to players: 50
Build damage: 150
Explosion damage to players: 70
Explosion damage to builds: 450
Damage from when it hits a player (Minimum speed): 20
Damage when touched: 100 #Fortnite
— Mikey (@FNBRHQ) March 3, 2020
On the other hand, helicopters are also in line with the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 theme, which is spy operations. Fortnite Battle Royale had its worst seasons around the vehicle problems. Notoriously was Season 10 which was ruined by B.R.U.T.E. We do hope that Epic Games will consider the community feedback before making a decision to bring it into the game. Fortnite Battle Royale is still the biggest game on the planet. But if they continue to make mistakes the game will lose players as it did towards the end of the first chapter.