​Fortnite Fan Accidentally Predicts New Battle Royale Item, Port-A-Fortress

Epic Games has just revealed a new item coming to Fortnite's Battle Royale mode - the Port-A-Fortress - but not before one fan could accidentally spoil it.

Reddit user Feralidragon uploaded a video of what seemed to be another Fortnite leak, depicting a pretty cool "Legendary Port-A-Fort," when in fact it was just a bit of fun.

As we know, the standard Port-A-Fort drops as an Epic item. This fan-made clip was only trying to suggest what a rarer variant would be like, not predict the future!

Yep, this isn't actual footage of the new item. Epic Games actually revealed the new Port-A-Fortress just 20 minutes after Feralidragon posted this Reddit video. Spooky or what?

But how did he do it? Well, he's just as confused as the rest of us. He said: "I am actually awestruck that a Port-A-Fortress was announced right after I posted this, I had absolutely no idea, it's really a coincidence, believe me or not, and on top of it the name given is the same one I first thought for this thing to bot, but I ended up calling it "legendary port-a-fort" instead.

"This fort was actually something I planned to do since Playground was introduced, but only yesterday I started to do it and edit the video to post today. The fact that they actually made one, totally blows my mind. :o."

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And how did he make it look so real?

"It's a mix between game mechanics, and just video editing. :)

"The "build" of the fort with the walls and all, is actually the fort getting destroyed in the game, but played in reverse in the video. I built this fort on the lake because if I removed the bottom walls (which are mostly underwater) you wouldn't notice the lack of them from afar, but the fort would be "floating" on the lake nonetheless, meaning that if it had nothing holding it, it would destroy itself.

"From there, what was connecting it to the lake at that moment was a ramp that I built from the top of the fort down to the lake, but on the opposite side (hence you do not see it), so when it was destroyed, it would destroy the fort from top to bottom, so when reversed it would look like it was building from the bottom (as you saw). I destroyed the ramp with C4, so that I could be in the same place from where I supposedly threw the port-a-fort on the video. :)

Credit: Epic Games
Credit: Epic Games

"As for the rest, just sound and video editing: the purple flash and heat distortion was something I added myself when editing the video itself, and it took me a while to make it blend with the environment as best as possible, so it didn't look "added in", and the sound it makes is a modified version of the original port-a-fort sound but modified to be more intense, with more reverberation and a different pitch (to sound "heavier") and to match the "build" speed of the fort. :)."

Hats off to you, Feralidragon, literally everyone on that thread believed it was leaked footage. Imagine if the actual Port-A-Fortress looks worse? Epic are going to have to up their game!

Fans of the battle royale can expect to see this item alongside the Fortnite 's new update this week. Are you looking forward to using it? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Epic Games

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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