Fortnite Dataminers Uncover a Secret Underwater Location, Set to Go Live in August

Fortnite Dataminers Uncover a Secret Underwater Location, Set to Go Live in August

Fortnite's tide will recede over the coming weeks.

Fortnite dataminers have uncovered several mysterious new locations on the Battle Royale map. These new locations are underwater right now, but could be set to emerge later on in the current season.

The discovery was made over on the Fortnite Battle Royale subreddit (and reported on first by Eurogamer). Dataminers have uncovered "The Ruins," a mysterious location in the northwestern corner of the Fortnite map, and directly north of Sweaty Sands.

The leaked map in full. | Epic Games

At the moment, the space where The Ruins are depicted on the leaked map is occupied by open water, as is most of the Fortnite Battle Royale map since a giant flood washed over the existing map at the end of Chapter 2: Season 2 earlier this year.

However the dataminers that discovered The Ruins through the latest patch have also discovered that the water around the map should be receding. Currently, the water should recede in late August, paving the way for The Ruins to emerge from the seas.

And this is where additional hidden locations come into play. The Ruins isn't the only datamined location set to emerge by the end of the current season: Slurpy Swamp and Dirty Docks can be seen on the datamined map above, both of which are currently absent from the map in Fortnite. If this datamine proves to be accurate, we could be in for several new locations by the end of Chapter 3: Season 3.

The patch that this information has been datamined from removed the Early Access label from Fortnite Save the World earlier this week. After being out for nearly three years now, Epic has finally released the mode in full, but will be slowing down development of future updates for the mode.

Header image credit: u/Gh0stly on Reddit.

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