Fortnite Chapter 3 is presumably just days away, and while we prepare to unpack a full slate of new mechanics, loot, locations, and more, at least one new addition to the game may have already leaked: seagulls. The beachy birds were mentioned by Fortnite’s most famous leaker, who tends not to open up unless he’s sure of something. With that in mind, it feels safe to say seagulls will be joining the likes of wolves, chickens, boar, and more in Fortnite Chapter 3.
Hypex, the leaker of note, revealed the information by referencing concept art he has seen and mentioned that they may be found, perhaps most easily, around the game’s new beach biome in Chapter 3. Interestingly, Fortnite Chapter 2 already has seagulls–technically. You can see them fly around the island from time to time, and they’re even seen in the Fortnite Chapter 2 promo art from 2019 when the new chapter first dawned on us.
The difference, however, is that these new gulls will likely be interactable, much like the ravens that were added this season, and will add to the game’s collection of wildlife that has been growing since it was first introduced in Chapter 2, Season 3 with sharks, and was later greatly expanded upon in the game’s hunting-focused season, Chapter 2, Season 6.
Seagulls coming in Chapter 3 as the next flying animals. They are in one of Chapter 3’s concept arts near a tropical/beach area but idk when exactly they’ll release, most likely Season 1.
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) November 27, 2021
It’s not yet known what sort of behaviors these seagulls will exhibit, but that guessing game has proven fun for the community. Wolves and sharks are predatory, while boars only attack when they’re approached too closely or fired upon. Chickens and frogs run (and hop) away from players, and the newest addition, ravens, often carry rare loot, which you can preview according to the color of their glow.
Some animals can be tamed to fight alongside you or provide a food source when killed. At least one player thinks they may know what the seagull behavior will be in Fortnite, and their guess clearly stems from a traumatic personal experience.
HOLD ON, WHAT IF THEY CAN STEAL YOUR LOOT?
— Defaulting 🐡 (@Defaulting12) November 27, 2021
While we don’t yet know that this is correct, it would bring a fun variable to animal interactions in Fortnite. One could envision having to scare off or defeat the gulls before they swoop on and claim a random item from your inventory. For now, though, your guess is as good as anyone’s outside of Epic Games. We should learn more about these gulls–and a heck of a lot more–when Chapter 3 launches sometime after the Chapter 2 finale on December 4.
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