James Busby / September 26, 2018 3:21 AM

Explosive Environments Could be Coming to Fortnite Battle Royale

An explosive twist.

Being able to blow up barrels, gas tanks, pipes, and other environmental objects would certainly add another tactical layer to Fortnite, but we’ve yet to see this idea implemented. However, Reddit user Iqid_Loopz highlighted certain locations in the game that would explode if shot or triggered by a player. For example, if a player shot an item such as an explosive red barrel, or hit it with a pickaxe – it would explode and hurt anyone within range. You can take a look at the concept below:

Explosive environmental objects certainly aren’t a new idea to gaming, but this concept quickly sparked interest from Epic Games’ own Lead Designer, Eric Williamson.  

“We've discussed this a few times, it's a great idea. Unfortunately haven't been able to get around to it yet but would love to in the near future. Any objects that would do stuff other than explode?”

It’s unlikely that we’ll see this feature added to the game anytime soon, but it could be something Epic adds to Fortnite Battle Royale in the future – after all, Season 6 still remains a mystery.

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