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Fortnite leak: Proximity chat coming soon!

A year ago, there was a lot of speculation about a possible proximity chat in Fortnite. And according to the latest leaks, it could be coming soon! Funny clips in the pipeline?

A proximity chat could create so many new memes in Fortnite. | © Epic Games

Proximity chat is already a popular feature in games like Rust or Sea of ​​​​Thieves, so it's not really surprising that the Fortnite community wants it too. For those who have never heard of proximity chat, it's a chat mechanic that allows you to Hear other players depending on their distance from you in the gamejust like in real life. This leads to quite a few hilarious and funny clips.

Currently, Epic Games seems to be working pretty hard on this feature to bring it to Fortnite. Chaos is calling!

Proximity chat is coming to Fortnite

The Fortnite leaker BiestFNCreative posted some hints about proximity chat a year ago when he found some really interesting game files.

Meanwhile, according to some leaks, Epic has reportedly completed initial beta tests. This would mean that proximity chat could debut in creative mode in the near future. Given the variety of new game modes in creative mode recently due to the new UEFN, proximity chat seems to be best suited there. As usual, the leaks come from Hypex.

This is further exacerbated by another leak from iFireMonkey, which shows a screenshot with various setting options for Creative Mode. Map creators can how close the players have to be to hear each other.

Proximity chat in Fortnite: Release date

The exact release date for Proximity Chat in Fortnite is not yet known, but the leaks and the long lead time suggest that we could see this feature in Fortnite Creative soon.

According to the leaked Fortnite roadmap Proximity Chat will be released in Creative Mode between October and December.

Its implementation in Battle Royale mode is currently pure speculation. However, it is unlikely that proximity chat will ever be a permanent feature in regular Battle Royale, but it may appear as a special game mode.

That's all that's known about proximity chat in Fortnite so far. We're looking forward to the chaos on the upcoming Fortnite Creative maps and the “outstanding” mic quality of some in the next proximity chat horror mode.