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Fortnite: Patch 23.30 bug reveals first-person mode in Chapter 4

Fortnite players recently got a sneak peek at the game’s first-person mode thanks to a bug in the most recent update, patch 23.30, even though it is still in progress.

Shiina, a well-known Fortnite leaker, posted a video on Twitter showing the player viewed from above as they float through the air on Nimbus Cloud, carrying a SCAR, a commonly used weapon in Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode.

Once the player touches the ground, the camera moves in closer but remains in third-person perspective. Once Shiina chooses augmented reality, the game switches to the first-person perspective.

The player can now quickly and accurately target enemies thanks to the enhanced zoom. The enhancement is similar to Red Eye augmentation, commonly used by shot-liners to align the clear head and body shots.

Fans have often suggested that playing in a first-person mode in Zero Build modes will be a lot of fun. They are also excited if this feature is to be added to the more traditional Fortnite modes, including building.

One of the players replied to the leaker’s post, saying, “I hope it’s 1st person the whole time… if it zooms out to 3rd person while running and building and only goes to 1st while shooting, that’s a disappointment.”

With the release of Chapter 4 Season 2 scheduled for the beginning of March, Epic may be holding off on implementing the first-person mode until then.

Developers have also pushed back the launch of the Creative 2.0 mode until March, suggesting that both updates will be released simultaneously.

First-person mode for Battle Royale

A report from another famous leaker, HYPEX, from June 2022 revealed that Epic was developing a first-person mode for Fortnite Battle Royale. HYPEX’s video shows a character holding their weapon in front of them, looking out over distant combat in a screenshot from an older game version.

According to HYPEX, “this addition would work REALLY well for the Zero Build Modes” since games focused on shooting would benefit from a more restricted field of view.

With the addition of Zero Build Mode’s sprinting, vaulting and enhanced sliding, the game would be more in line with other battle royale titles like Apex Legends and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds if Epic implemented a first-person mode.

However, one of the commenters on HYPEX’s leak provided a link to a June 2020 video that allegedly demonstrates the full extent of the leak.

The video was from a few seasons back and features Portuguese subtitles that explain the interface’s classic look. Unfortunately, it likely came from a player’s copy of the game that was modded, not from the developers.

Fortnite No Build Mode

Fortnite has a history of regularly updating with new game modes. Last year, Epic Games introduced a new mode to Fortnite called the No Build or Zero Build mode, and it quickly became as popular as the original Build mode.

This No Build mode had earlier been leaked by a data miner. It allows players to turn off the ability to build when joining a solo, duo or trio matchmaking queue.

Players can construct a ramp in the build mode to help them get over hills and other obstacles. But in Zero Build mode, players can’t create anything, so they have to find a way around the obstruction.

Despite its flaws, many streamers like Richard Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Turner “Tfue” Tenney said that the new No Build mode had rekindled their interest in Fortnite.

In the No Build mode, viewers won’t be able to stomp on streamers’ building skills, so those streamers can try out new strategies and unusual challenges without fear of losing viewers.