Fortnite leaker explains how upcoming weapon “mod” attachments work

Hamza Khalid
New Weapons Attachment system in Fortnite

A new leak seems to confirm that Epic Games are experimenting with weapon mods/attachments in Fortnite. It also reveals how this system will function within the battle royale.

Fortnite has a variety of weapons to choose from and some are harder to acquire than others. Their worth is determined by their rarity and Season 5 introduced the brand-new Exotic variants. It seems that Epic Games have even more plans for in-game weapons.

There was a leak back in December which suggested that the devs have plans to bring weapon attachments to Fortnite. Now, we have some more information about how the new weapons mod system will work.

Fortnite Season 5 weapons

New weapon mods system coming to Fortnite

This weapon mods system was leaked by the reliable Fortnite data-miner known as ‘HYPEX‘ in a Twitter post on December 27. The leaker has revealed that it will function like the attachment systems you’d see in games like PUBG.

The mods will be items that you can attach to your weapon or drop at any time and you might be able to find them lying around Fortnite Island. This means that you will be able to pick them up like you would with other items on the map.

HYPEX also stated that weapons will have “specific valid mods” that work with them, and it will be based on the “PrintValidWeaponMods” function. If this is true, then your weapons will only be able to equip a few select attachments.

The good news is that you will be able to equip more than one of them at the same time, since each weapon will come with multiple mod slots.

This mechanic has similarities to the one in Fortnite’s Save the World experience. This allows you to craft weapons with special abilities that aren’t in the BR mode. The guns will retain the same rarities that they have in the Battle Royale.

So far, we don’t have any further information about how the weapon mods system will work in the game, or what kind of attachments we should expect to see in the future. We’ll have to wait for more news about this feature to come out.

It’s worth taking all this with a grain of salt until we hear an official announcement from Epic Games about the feature. With Season 5 ending on March 15, we can expect confirmation within the next few months.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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