Following the second major update for Fortnite Season 9, dataminers have been hard at work to uncover some new files and they appear to have stumbled across a brand new limited time mode.
The Fortnite Battle Royale v9.20 update was released on June 6, adding the brand new Storm Flip item to the game. As ever, Epic Games adds some hidden files that are expected to release during the season in a later patch.
Update: Epic Games has now confirmed the Horde Rush LTM with the v9.21 update.
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Fortnite Fiends are back on the island and angrier than ever! Fight alongside your teammates to rack up your score by finding hidden score multipliers, opening special loot chests, and eliminating as many monsters as you can. Traverse across the map, survive all of the Defend locations and take down the Final Boss to win!
- Four player Squad mode divided up into multiple stages.
- Prepare to defend an area by searching for weapons & items, scavenging materials, and building defenses.
- Rack up points by fighting Fiends, collecting score multipliers, and destroying Fiend Spawners.
- Recover from the battle and search for more equipment.
- Travel across the map to the next defense point.
- Respawning is enabled until the last stage when players have to destroy a Boss Fiend and his horde of minions.
- Keep an eye out for special loot chests, which contain powerful weapons & provide a scoring bonus.
That’s been no different with this update as leakers have already uncovered a whole range of new cosmetics, loading screens, and a possible new weapon. However, the most interesting of all the datamined files might just be an upcoming LTM.
According to popular dataminer FortTory, there’s a new Zombies-based LTM on the way. Labeled as ‘Horde Rush’, the new mode appears to have a Call of Duty Zombies feel to it, as four players travel around the map racking up kills and points.
FortTory also dropped the in-game description for the mode, which reveals that players will open ‘special loot chests’ and defend a number of locations before taking on some kind of final boss as teams compete to set a high score.
Zombies are coming back in a LTM.— FortTory – Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) June 6, 2019
more info coming soon pic.twitter.com/AVsEP0UNmY
The dataminer also released the datamined sounds for the mode, which included hints at beacons as well as different types of creatures – both big and small.
Sounds for the upcoming ‘Mash’ LTM pic.twitter.com/CQcn3WCaqI— FortTory – Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) June 6, 2019
The challenges for the new LTM were also leaked by dataminer Lucas7Yoshi, giving fans an idea of what to expect. The overwhelming majority of rewards come in the form of XP so that you can level up, but there are two prizes that can be used in-game.
- Read More: Fortnite v9.20 update patch notes – Storm Flip item, balancing changes, weapon vaults, more
For completing any seven of the 11 challenges, players will receive the new Fined wrap for their weapons. In addition to that, a new Horde Rush-inspired loading screen can be acquired by claiming 500 headshots eliminations in the mode.
“Horde Rush” LTM Challenges: pic.twitter.com/JAw8VFPsqf— Lucas7yoshi // Fortnite Leaks & News (@Lucas7yoshi) June 6, 2019
As ever with any leaked information, it’s best to take things with a pinch of salt. Although dataminers have been proven right on numerous occasions, Epic can always tweak things before the actual release.