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Data miner leaks spaceship POI and Ancient Astronaut challenges in Fortnite

Players will have to save the stuck astronaut.

Screengrab via Epic Games

Fortnite data miner FortTory has uncovered a spaceship that crashed underwater, the Crash Site point of interest, and Ancient Astronaut challenges that might be coming to the battle royale in the future.

The data miner pointed out earlier today that the new files from the most recent Fortnite update contained multiple shots of a small spaceship. FortTory showed that it can be found behind Craggy Cliffs at a Crash Site POI.

The spaceship doesn’t resemble the rocket used in Fortnite Season X’s cinematic finale. It’s much smaller and rounder than the long and thin rocket. Players reportedly can’t interact with it, either.

The spaceship could be accompanied by the Ancient Astronaut challenges, in which players will reportedly have to help free the astronaut who’s stuck inside. There will be several steps to turn his ship back online, according to FortTory.

Screengrab via Fortnite

The process might involve defeating some NPC attackers, similar to the Mauraders. The rumored steps consist of: 

  • Find the ancient ship
  • Collect the missing part
  • Install the missing part
  • Begin the launch sequence
  • Stop the ship’s launch

But for now, Fortnite fans will have to wait until the water level lowers again to find the rumored POI and spaceship.

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