The latest season 6 map update in Fornite appears to have featured a number of dinosaur bones and eggs, leading fans to believe that Dinosaurs may be coming to the Battle Royale pretty soon. A leak uncovered by data miners has backed up this theory, with a string in the game’s code referring to a “wild raptor” being found.
Fortnite is one of the world’s biggest games right now, having taken the world by storm back in 2017. Over 100 players drop down onto the map, with only one left standing by the end. The game’s first year drew in more than 125 million players, earning Epic Games millions of dollars in cosmetic sales and becoming a hit sensation. The game has hosted a number of world firsts, with virtual concerts and movie screenings being held in the game over the past few years.
According to some users on Twitter, the code in the latest update has some lines referencing wild raptors, wolves and boars. There are also references to the word “dino” in the game’s files. The recent update added wolves and boars to the game already, both of which can be killed by players and eliminate players as well. The wolves added today can be tamed, with some players wondering if raptors can be tamed as well.
The season 6 official text has a blurb that reads, “Wildlife abounds on the island, ranging from prey like chickens to vicious predatory wolves. Hunt or tame wildlife to not only live off the land but to gather materials for crafting. And though wolves may roam, the most fearsome predators have yet to hatch.” This text seems to confirm that dinosaurs will be making an appearance in the game, most likely from the eggs already on the map.
It’s not known for sure as to when or if dinosaurs will be added to the game, but if this data is to be believed, the prehistoric creatures should be added during the current season of Fortnite. Season 6 only started on Thursday, so there is plenty of time for the developers to unveil that they are adding dinosaurs to the game. Fans will just have to wait and see.
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