Fortnite Season 8 Could Have a Respawn Van

Posted by Paola Diego Friday, 1 March 2019, 20:30 in Esports

Since Epic Games launch their new Fortnite Season,  players are finding interesting features that may look similar to the ones available in the new game, Apex Legends.


Too much coincidence?

Early on February Apex Legends had a huge launching by gathering a community of 25 million players, and it’s understandable why so many people are getting attracted by the new game. Apex is putting on the table a lot of ideas that improve the Battle Royale genre, and it seems inevitable that other developers follow the same steps.

We are not sure if it’s intentional or a coincidence, but with only four weeks of difference between Apex release and Fortnite new season, the similarities do look suspicious to some players.

As you may know, Season 8 has a new feature, “Party Assist” similar to the Ping Mode available since February 4th in Apex Legends. The Fortnite ping allows you to ping a place with a marker, enemies, locations, weapons, and items, it has fewer options than Apex ping but does a good job recreating the main idea from the original.

Besides the new Ping system, another feature that looks suspiciously similar to Apex has been discovered. Players have found buses with a blue glowing skin hologram on top, the buses are not showing any sign of activity, and they are all over the new map, but it’s only visible in replay mode.

However, a single theory is getting a lot of attention between players, that it could be a “Respawn Van” a really famous feature on Apex Legends that allows you to bring back to life any dead teammate.

Epic hasn’t released an official statement on what the van means but players have reasons to believe in this theory. During a Reddit AMA on February 23 a user asked “Will respawning enter the game?” and an Epic Games producer respond:

“We’ve been considering this mechanic for a while and have been exploring it. I Want to make sure we give it the time it needs and fully understand its impact on the game as a whole. Look for further updates during Season 8

Even if we are still waiting for Epic Games to say anything about it, It’s only a matter of time for us to know if the vans are a thing or simply another fake leak.