New Fortnite leaks suggest Epic Games is working on finally adding modding to the game in the near future.

12:30, 23 Nov 2020

Get ready for a whole new Fortnite as the latest leaks suggest modding capabilities will soon be coming to Epic Games' fan-favourite. Yes, we already have Creative Mode, but being honest, we're a bit limited with what we can do. If Fortnite modding is on the way, the world would literally be our oyster. Want a permanent Marvel DLC to continue the success of Chapter 2 Season 4? Mod it. If you want to recreate King's Landing from Game of Thrones, mod it. Want to play the classic Doom on a TV screen inside Fortnite? Mod it.

For as long as we can remember, fans have been asking for more flexibility within Fortnite. Although Creative Mode has been a welcome addition to Fortnite since 2018, it's largely underused when compared to the popular Battle Royale mode. It's easy to imagine what a more creative Fortnite that opens itself to modding would look like, however, it also sounds like it could be a logistical nightmare for Epic. 

 

Posting on Twitter, dataminer @Lucas7yoshi said Fortnite modding is on the way. In a follow-up Tweet, they told fans, "Confidence for this is its 100% in the works. To what extent you could mod the game or what you could do with it I'm not sure. But its definitely by definition "modding". more info later w/ someone". The thread soon took off as others started throwing their ideas around about what this could mean for the larger game. 

One mused, "So I can finally install OptiFine for better FPS?", while another cheered, "Seems like Fortnite is gonna become the next Minecraft if they are going to push creative more". Although Lucas7yoshi couldn't give any further details on their source/what it involves, the general consensus is this will still be limited to Creative Mode. Someone else said, "Probably gonna be exclusive to creative which is great. Can't wait to play some modded maps". Spotting potential problems, one concerned player said, "No please. The lobbies are gonna be ruined with people using kawaii skins". 

Battle royale modes largely grew from the mod community anyway, and when it comes to Fortnite, there's no denying battle royale mode is the most popular. All in all, it looks like Epic could be setting Fortnite up as the next Minecraft. Elsewhere, it would give some serious scope to add whatever skins you want. On Twitter, people already suggested Freddy Fazbear and even Big Chungus.

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Interestingly, all of this fits with Donald Mustard's recent hint that Fortnite is about to change forever. The modding potential is huge and could create a more unified world where Fortnite can crossover with some of your favourite games. Someone just remade Pokemon Diamond and Pearl in Super Mario Galaxy, proving modders are still finding inventive ways to surprise us. For now, we'll have to wait patiently and see what Fortnite modding could look like.

 

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