The power of unvaulting Fortnite: Battle Royale items seems to be getting closer each time data miners leak new information.
Programming strings “The Unvaulting” and “The choice is yours!” have been spotted by data miners at Skin-Tracker after today’s v8.51 game update. Both phrases seem to reference previously-leaked information, which ties the Loot Lake hatch and runes to the ability that players might have to bring back certain vaulted items to standard game modes by the end of season eight. These items are the same that can be spotted on the monitors in Loot Lake: Drum Gun, Bouncer trap, Tactical SMG, Infinity Sword, X-4 Stormwing Planes, and the Grappler.
A voting system, which data miners have also found mentioned in strings of previous leaks, could be the feature that allows players to unvault some of these items.
The theory that fans and data miners are working with is that the Loot Lake metal hatch is the door to Fortnite’s vault. Once players plug all six runes into it, the hatch will open and reveal all six vaulted items, allowing players to choose which of them they want to return. A video leak shows that the voting system might have something to do with glass pillars and a huge blue sphere of energy where players will find these items. “The choice is yours!” could be part of an in-game message that will invite players to vote during “The Unvaulting.”
This leak confirms nothing, though. These are only text strings that are now in Fortnite’s game files, and they could mean something else. But when they’re put together with new visual models and audio leaks published today, they get our hopes up for a big event that’ll end season eight with a lot of player interaction and agency.
We’ll understand how everything is tied together when season eight ends on May 8, which is also when season nine starts.