Since its launch, Epic Games has provided an array of new features for fans to enjoy.
Battle Royale players on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and PC can use a recently launched refund system to swap out items for others.
And according to the latest reports, a new Fortnite Gifting System could be the next major feature to be added to the game.
As the name suggests, the new feature looks to make it possible to share items with others.
The Fortnite gifting system has not been officially announced by Epic Games but is rumoured to be coming soon.
This is backed up by information shared by data miners, who believe they have evidence to support a launch during season 5.
Epic Games themselves hinted at such a thing last month, telling fans in a blog post: “If you’re feeling generous, we have a feature on the horizon just for you.”
It’s hard to think what else this could be referring to.
And now people who have been exploring the game’s latest build believe they have found new files linked to the gifting system.
While this isn’t a confirmation, it does suggest that something could be released in the coming weeks.
Not much is known about how this new mechanic will work, although based on some of the assets found, some fans believe it could cost V-Bucks to gift items.
It’s assumed that the Fortnite Gifting System will allow players to share cosmetics, such as skins.
But like with other games, it’s unlikely that Epic Games will allow for V-Bucks to be given to others.
In a Reddit post, Epic employee and Redditor MrPopo said: “Gifting will be coming in the future.
“We don’t have an exact date to share, but we will inform you once we do.”
This update will hopefully be able to stop players from farming skins to sell accounts online for a profit.
Fortnite is a free-to-play game, so gamers are able to create multiple free accounts and grind challenges to secure skins to sell of steep prices online.
Epic Games has said they are looking to cut down on this kind of behaviour, and gifting skins will hopefully pull the attraction away from players, encouraging them to share skins for free instead.
Some fans believed that the new gifting system could be launched as part of today’s update; however, no such announcement was made.
And as this was labelled a “content update” it makes sense that Epic Games wouldn’t include a significant new feature.
However, that doesn’t mean an announcement couldn’t be made in the weeks to come.
With Fortnite becoming available on most major consoles and devices, the company behind the hit game wouldn’t be blamed for treating it more like a platform.
It certainly has enough players to support such a feature as gifting, especially with new launches planned for this year.
Fortnite is coming to Android this summer so it would make sense that Epic Games would look to get a new feature like this tried and tested before such a big launch.
Fortnite Battle Royale is a free-to-play game available to download and play on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch and iOS.