Epic Games suffered a major blow yesterday (April 12), as "Fortnite" servers went haywire making the game unplayable. While devs are losing their minds on figuring out what on earth happened, data miners are at it again as they've discovered another interesting find within the third-person shooter's game files.

Comet theory confirmed?

The German duo of DieBuddies (@TwoEpicBuddies) dug through the "Fortnite" files yet again to see what they could still unearth. Lo and behold, they came across a set of codes that may well seem to confirm the meteor/comet theory in "Fortnite" Battle Royale.

Per the player's recent tweet, the codes likely suggest that a new game mode dubbed as "Impact" could be dropping in the game's Battle Royale mode. The succeeding codes also seem to imply that this game mode will only be made available in solos. The rest of it also hints of additional contents that were codenamed "Playground" and "SolidGold" and are believed to be upcoming game modes as well. That said, DieBuddies have previously data mined "Fortnite's" game files and have uncovered the file folders of the last two that were mentioned.

Additionally, they previously tweeted some of "Fortnite's" upcoming cosmetics, and are, as of late, making the rounds online. It looks like some of them have already been introduced in the game as it was suggested by Stormshield One. Some of the new cosmetics include what is listed below.

  • Circuit Breaker outfit (1,200v)
  • Cipher outfit (1,200v)
  • Cutting Edge pickaxe (800v)
  • Mainframe glider (500v)

Hotfix 3.5.1

Meanwhile, Epic Games has just rolled out update v3.5.1 that will provide hotfixes on some of the game's ongoing issues which include what is listed below.

  • "Building Edit" hotkey can be bound to keys other than "G."
  • Client crashes in connection with the game's new Replay System.
  • An issue where players' sprinting/walking animations were broken after firing a Guided Missile while doing these actions.
  • An issue where players could fire weapons before the equip animation had finished if they were sprinting.

The game developer added that the newly released update did not require any downtime.

The entire "Fortnite" player base, on the other hand, will be properly compensated for the inconvenience that they endured yesterday. Battle Royale faithful will be receiving a back bling and Battle Stars this weekend while Save the World players will be getting gold and a Troll Stash Llama.

Epic also stated that due to the recent critical issue that happened and to preserve players' play experience, the 50v50 v2 LTM will go live next week. Check out a video about the game below.