Fortnite first-person mode: Expected release date & leaks

Nathan Warby
Fortnite characters running from storm

Fortnite has been rumored to receive a first-person mode for some time, making the popular battle royale playable from a whole new perspective. Here’s everything we know so far about Fortnite’s first-person mode, including when it’s expected to arrive.

Since its launch all the way back in 2017, Fortnite has managed to stay extremely popular while rival titles have fallen off. This is partly due to the many crossovers introduced over the years, as well as the constant gameplay features being added with each Season and Chapter.

Epic Games have kept the battle royale title fresh with new content and different game modes, and one innovation that fans are still waiting for is the heavily rumored first-person mode.

Here’s everything we know about a first-person mode in Fortnite.

Is there a Fortnite first-person mode release date?

Fortnite developers have remained tight-lipped about the exact release date for a first-person mode, but they confirmed it’s coming in 2024 during the State of Unreal 2024 presentation at GDC 2024. However, it will be a UEFN creator tool, rather than a fully-fledged mode for battle royale players.

Prominent Fortnite leaker ShiinaBR shared a screenshot of what the first-person feature will look like in the game.

Fortnite first-person mode leaks

While details surrounding Fortnite’s first-person mode are thin, players previously received a few hints at the highly anticipated mode. The first of these teasers came from HYPEX back in 2022, who claimed that early work on the feature had begun.

Then, with the launch of the Fortnite 23.30 update, we got our first clear glimpse of how the first-person mode could look like when it arrives. Clips began to emerge of players aiming down the iron sights of weapons that usually remain in third-person, such as the Scar.

While this was clearly just a glitch, as the first-person perspective only kicked in when aiming, leaker Shiina claimed that “the final product probably won’t look much different.”

That was everything we know about first-person mode in Fortnite so far. We expect more leaks and announcements to drop soon, so we’ll be sure to update this page when more details are available.

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About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. He’s an expert in EA Sports FC, Call of Duty, and Overwatch, as well as superhero games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man. With a master's degree in Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University, he worked as a Trainee Reporter for Derbyshire Live before moving into games media, with bylines at Dexerto, Cultured Vultures, and more. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].