Fortnite leak claims VR support is on the way

Liam Mackay
Fortnite characters in chapter 3 season 3

Fortnite’s 21.50 update is here, giving dataminers even more content to sift through in the game files. Leaker HYPEX claims the new files reference Oculus, likely meaning VR support is coming to Fortnite in the future.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 is drawing to a close, with Season 4 set to arrive in mid-September. Epic aren’t slowing down ahead of the new season though, as they dropped the 21.50 update on August 30, bringing back Late Game Arenas and introducing the Shadow of Phantasm week.

These updates always give leakers an insight into what’s to come, and new files added in 21.50 suggest that virtual reality support could be coming to Fortnite in a future season.

According to popular leaker HYPEX, “Epic added stuff related to Oculus (Quest, Quest 2 & Mobile)” in the 21.50 update. They believe this means there’s “most likely proper VR support in the future.”

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While it’s unclear what Fortnite would look like in VR, some have speculated that it will use the first-person mode that has been leaked for a while now. HYPEX reported back in July that a first-person mode was “updated quite a few times,” and suggested we might see it in Season 4.

However, even if the first-person mode arrives with Season 4, it could be much longer until we see VR support added. Perhaps it will come with the Creative 2.0 update which will allow players to create their own games in Fortnite.

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But, this is just a leak for now with no confirmation from Epic Games, so there’s no guarantee that Fortnite will receive VR support.

Not much has been leaked about Chapter 3 Season 4 yet, but you’ll want to make sure you’ve unlocked Indiana Jones and stayed on top of the weekly quests to unlock all of the Battle Pass skins before they disappear to make way for the next batch.

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Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].