Fortnite bomb and drone items may have been datamined from v8.30 update

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Fortnite (opens in new tab)'s v8.30 update has supposedly been datamined, resulting in discovery of two new items. While we clearly have no way of knowing how—or if—these items will be implemented into the battle royale, we do at least have some information, though it's worth taking these leaks with a pinch of salt. Even if the files are present, they might not end up getting used in an update.

Shadow Bombs, uncovered by Skin Tracker (opens in new tab), reportedly have a connection with Challenges as well as a string with "Use a Shadow Bomb in different matches" attached to it. You can also check out a couple of related audio files that were shared by Fortnite News (opens in new tab), one of which sounds remarkably Kevin-the-Cube-esque (opens in new tab).

The second item, a Zebulon Drone, was uncovered by Lucas7yoshi_ (opens in new tab) and is far more obscure. With no audio file to guide us and nothing other than a string that apparently 'starts' the drone, we can only guess what it could be and what it might be used for in-game.

Thanks, Comicbook.com (opens in new tab).

Sarah James
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Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.