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Fortnite has introduced a ton of new features such as Tactical Overshield and rideable animals lately, and it looks like the next addition will be a first-person mode.
A majority of Battle Royale games out there (Call of Duty, Apex Legends, PUBG) offer a first-person mode to players, or are entirely first-person. In contrast, Fortnite Battle Royale has been a third-person only game for five years.
While the first-person perspective is useful for aim and shooting, the third-person perspective is better for open-world exploration, tracking opponents, building structures, and donning cosmetics.
Leakers have now claimed that Epic Games is working on a first-person mode for Fortnite. Here’s everything we know so far.
Fortnite planning to release a first-person mode in Chapter 3
Credible leaker and data miner HYPEX recently informed his followers on Twitter about Epic Games’ latest endeavor – a first-person mode. Apparently, the mode is still in early development and the team began working on it with the latest Chapter 3 Season 3 update.
It is worth noting that a first-person mode is not an alien concept for Fortnite. The PvE version of the game, Save the World, already has a first-person mode, but it has its own shortcomings: it only offers a camera view and players cannot see their guns or hands in it.
This explains why Epic Games might be working on a first-person mode for Battle Royale from scratch. At the moment, there is no release date, but we can expect more information as new updates for Chapter 3 Season 3 arrive.
It comes as no surprise that the aforementioned leak regarding an FPS mode has terrified some loopers. After relishing the game in a third-person perspective for almost five years, some veteran players might not want such a massive change in the meta.
Moreover, a first-person mode would render most skins and cosmetics items in Fortnite pointless. Last but not least, building and editing in a first-person perspective might be chaotic if not implemented properly. In the existing TPP mode, players can easily make structures and edit them according to the opponent’s location, and this might not be as efficient in an FPP mode.
Having said that, players should not worry about Epic Games forcing the first-person mode on them. At best, it’ll be similar to a Zero Build mode that simply allows you to play according to your gameplay preferences.
A lot of players believe Fortnite is gradually turning into Apex Legends and the introduction of an FPS mode will further solidify such claims. In the past, we’ve seen players calling out Epic Games for adding the Respawn Van (based on Apex Legends’ Respawn Beacons), Loot Vaults, and sliding.
However, we can’t really blame the developers for adding new features and satisfying the demands of such a diversified player base.