A new Fortnite leak suggests that Epic could be adding features to NPCs in the future, including the ability to buy your loot for gold.
The NPCs, quest system, and Gold Bar currency have been the biggest additions to Fortnite Season 5 outside of the new locations. It was a fresh take on the existing format, borrowing some elements from other popular titles.
So far, the Gold system has some strengths and weaknesses. The new currency makes buying Exotic weapons feel like a privilege, rather than something you see in every game.
On the other hand, upgrading weapons can be a chore with the removal of Upgrade Benches, requiring you to spend a lot of Gold and search for specific NPCs.
Leaked NPC services coming soon
As expected, Epic haven’t finished tweaking the Fortnite NPCs and what they offer players. According a leak from Hypex, we may see some added NPC services in the near future.
The two that Hypex mentioned by name were the ability to buy loot from players and to call Supply Drops for 600 Gold.
600 Gold might be a little steep, but the idea of selling a Legendary Pistol to an NPC for some extra funds is a great one. Supply Drops would be random, but they’d give you a guaranteed healing or mobility item if you’re desperate.
Both of these concepts could come to the game in the future, and they show us that Epic are working on future services for NPCs past Season 5. It looks like these characters are here to stay – at least, for a while.