There’s a lot going on in Fortnite right now, from Season 6 still feeling fresh, to Halloween and Epic opening up the floodgate for Android devices. However, one feature remains absent even after it was teased over two seasons ago. The long-awaited Fortnite gifting feature has now been leaked and by the looks of things, it won’t be long before it gets released.
Patch v6.02 dropped last Wednesday, 10 October. This patch reportedly added some interesting files for the Fortnite gifting feature. After the patch, a Fortnite player going by the Twitter handle “The1Jaren” managed to capture the gifting feature in action. With the feature looking almost ready to get unleashed, many are speculating that it should get fully enabled with the next update.
Check out the gifting feature in action below:
— Jaren (@The1Jaren) October 13, 2018
There are limitations to this gifting feature and at the time of writing it seems as if you won’t be able to gift items you already own. Instead, you will be able to buy gifts for your friends on the store. That way, Epic makes even more money from the game and scammers will have a harder time convincing people they are legit, I guess…
You will also be able to personalize your gift with a 100 character limit message when you send it to one of your friends. However, there might be a limit on the feature, as in you won’t be able to send multiple gifts without running into some sort of cooldown.
The exact release date for the feature is still unknown. The most popular speculation is that it will arrive on 21 October, but as always don’t take this as fact until such time as there is official word from Epic.
Will you be using the gifting feature in Fortnite and what do you think about its limitations? Let us know in the comment section below.