Rumors suggest that Fortnite will soon receive a Preferred Slot Item Type feature, allowing players to automatically organize their inventory.
An apparent leak reveals that a highly-requested feature will finally be making its way into Fortnite. Epic Games’ massively popular battle royale shooter was released back in 2017, and it has grown to become one of the most popular video games of all time. Epic supports the game’s large playerbase with frequent updates and expansions.
Fortnite has become renowned for its frequent crossovers with other media, with characters from various video games and films being added as skins for players to utilize in-game. Epic Games recently brought back Thanos, a Marvel comics villain well-known as the antagonist of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, as a skin. Thanos first arrived in Fortnite back in 2018 as a promotion for Infinity War, and at that time players could control the Mad Titan and wield the power of the Infinity Stones. The return of Thanos, and the heavy sci-fi focus of Fortnite‘s latest season, have players speculating that more otherworldly characters may also appear in the near future.
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A report from Dexerto reveals that preferred item slots may soon be added to Fortnite in a future patch. This inventory management option would make certain weapon and item types automatically sort into certain slots, allowing for a clean inventory. For example, players could automatically make shotguns that they pick up move into their first inventory slot. The leak comes from Twitter user HYPEX, who has built a reputation for accurate Fortnite predictions in the past.
Epic is most likely working on a setting to automatically place items types in the slot that you want, for example when you pick up a shotgun it’ll automatically place it in slot #3 or whichever you want. A “Preferred Slot Item Type” feature is being worked on since 17.00!
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) June 23, 2021
Fortnite‘s alien-inspired seventh season brought a number of new weapons to the game when it began on June 8. These otherworldly weapons add a distinct sci-fi flair to Epic Games’ popular game while still maintaining the game’s balance and art style. The Kymera ray gun fires an energy beam with is devastating to human players but is mostly ineffective against solid structures. Meanwhile, the Pulse Rifle is a reliable weapon with deadly accuracy regardless of whether the player is aiming down sights. Other alien items will also aid players in combat, such as the Recon Scanner which marks enemies and chests in the vicinity of where it is fired.
Epic Games continues to improve Fortnite, both through grand content updates and small quality-of-life patches. The rumored addition of a Preferred Slot Item Type feature certainly falls into the quality-of-life category, as it will allow players to automatically organize their inventory. Moving items between slots is a small but annoying inconvenience, and this proposed feature would eliminate that hassle.
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