Fortnite's next item is a pocket rift that teleports you skywards

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If you're a Fortnite (opens in new tab) regular then you'll be familiar with the rift portals (opens in new tab), which are scattered around the map and teleport you into the sky, providing a handy escape route or scouting tool. The next item coming to the game is a portable version, called a Rift-To-Go, which when used will send you directly above your current location so you can glide down to the ground.

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It sounds like it'll be perfect for getting out of a fight you know you're going to lose. If you're blindsided, then just use the Rift-To-Go and you'll avoid danger for free—unless your attacker also has one and is willing to follow you to the skies.

The item is in the 'new updates' feed that pops up when you load the game, which means it's coming soon, possibly in the next patch, which is due tomorrow.

It's expected that the rifts in the sky will disappear soon (opens in new tab), and this item ties in with that theory. However, new rifts appeared in the sky this week over Tomato Town, so perhaps they're not going away after all. 

Thanks, Fortnite Intel (opens in new tab).

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.