Austin Dean


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A prominent Fortnite data miner known on Twitter as @BeastFNCreative has recently disclosed new insights into an anticipated 'Death Race' mode in Rocket Racing. According to the leak, the mode introduces a fresh objective that encourages players to make the race track more challenging for competitors by strategically placing dangerous objects on the course. The leaks specifically mention spikes among the possible hazards, suggesting a variety of traps that can potentially send players crashing into walls.

The Death Race mode was previously hinted at by another respected Twitter leaker, @iFireMonkey, who noticed references to the mode back in September of the previous year. At that point, however, details were scarce, and Death Race was identified as a playlist for "Del Mar," which was later confirmed as Rocket Racing.

More recently, @iFireMonkey uncovered an incomplete map labeled 'Wedge' for the Death Race mode. Their Twitter followers shared the discovery with images of other primary gameplay maps. Adding credence to these findings, @BeastFNCreative showcased a sneak peek of the Developing Wedge map, a video clip obtained courtesy of @SpushFNBR.

Enthusiasts of the game have begun speculating that the Death Race mode could be slated for release in early 2024. This speculation aligns with the developer's announcement of expansive plans for Season 1 of Rocket Racing, which is set to debut in the same timeframe. The season is expected to bring many features, including speed run leaderboards, an increased array of customization options, and the introduction of creator-made tracks. This move would align well with the Death Race mode, where players' designs and obstacles are critical.

However, the Death Race mode has sparked mixed reactions among fans. The deviation from conventional racing game modes has been a point of contention, with some gamers expressing a desire for more traditional racing elements in Rocket Racing. Despite the divided opinions, as Fortnite's universe grows, it presents many possibilities for future content.

Simultaneously, Fortnite is also preparing to launch another attraction, the Fortnite Festival, which is set to feature a new guitar in January 2024. Rocket Racing is poised to keep pace with such fresh additions, leveraging its unique gameplay to captivate players.

This blend of leaked details, with informed speculation and official announcements, sets the stage for an exciting phase in Rocket Racing's lifecycle. This suggests that innovation and player-driven content could be at the forefront of the game's evolution in the coming year.