Fortnite has long been known for its third-person perspective, which allows players to see their surroundings and structures made with the building mechanic. However, according to a new datamine, the game just might be joining the world of first-person shooters through a new camera mode.
According to a Tweet by Fortnite news source HYPEX, which has reliably leaked other early news about the game in the past, Epic Games has started developing a first-person camera mode during the recently released Chapter 3 Season 3.
FIRST PERSON CAMERA IN FORTNITE 🔥
This update Epic began working on some stuff about first person camera mode but there’s no other info about it at the moment as it looks like it’s still in early development. Would work REALLY well for the Zero Build Modes 👀 pic.twitter.com/PIRRmdLyp0
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) June 7, 2022
As mentioned by HYPEX, a first-person camera mode would be especially fitting for Fortnite’s newly introduced Zero Build Mode since players wouldn’t have to see their structures. Some fans, however, were worried about the mode’s lack of avatar visibility diminishing the value of in-game cosmetics.
HYPEX was careful to confirm that Epic hasn’t officially announced this mode as it’s still seemingly in early development.
Fortnite has been consistently updated with new features since its acclaimed release in 2017. Most recently, Fortnite introduced Chapter 3 Season 3: Vibin’ this week, which turns the Island into “one giant party” with the addition of hamster wheel-like Ballers, a colorful new map area, and iconic characters like Darth Vader and Indiana Jones.
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