The last year has been a varied one for Fortnite, with the community reacting positively to some initiatives and rejecting others. Apparently, this has gotten under developer Epic Games’ skin, as an alleged new leaked internal email shows that they have begun moving teams to the more significant projects to ensure success.
This news was shared by investigative reporter Jacob Wolf with data miners ShiinaBR and HYPEX, who posted a summary of the email from March on Twitter. If true, this email also provided an inside look at some of the bigger upcoming initiatives in Fortnite that the developer has planned, which include things like:
- Fortnite x Lego collab
- Chapter 5
- UEFN upgrades
- Harmonix Festival
- Rocket League racing
This doesn’t mean that anything specific that was planned has been cut, but it does mean that the projects above are planned to get more focus. Most of these are things that we already knew about, like the leaked Chapter Five coming at the end of this year and the Lego collab. While there were hints of a racing mode in Fortnite, it’s unclear if this will be the same thing as Rocket League racing.
Regardless, this update follows a year of many hit-and-miss projects for Fortnite in 2023. So far 2023 has been rather slow, but many still praise the great traversal abilities in the Attack on Titan and Across the Spider-Verse crossovers.
By putting more people onto the teams for these specific events, it’s clear that the developer has high hopes for these specific things. It’s not the most detailed information, but it does provide a look into Epic’s planning for the near future of Fortnite.