Reliable Fortnite data miner HYPEX says Epic Games is "most likely" working on a new inventory sorting system players have long requested.
The current Fortnite inventory system doesn't do any automatic sorting of weapons and items. If a player picks up an item, it goes in whatever inventory slot they have selected at the time, replacing whatever was already there. This leaves players to individually re-sort their inventories according to their personal preferences. If they prefer to have their assault rifle in their first inventory slot, they'll need to click and drag it there themselves.
Fortnite Inventory Sorting On its Way Per Leaker
Players have long dreamed of a system that would take their preferences into account and automatically sort their inventories for them. Now, HYPEX says such a system may be on the way.
"Epic is most likely working on a setting to automatically place items types in the slot that you want, for example when you pick up a shotgun it'll automatically place it in slot #3 of whichever you want," HYPEX tweeted Wednesday. "A 'Preferred Slot Item Type' feature is being worked on since 17.00!"
Epic Games' Fortnite design lead, Eric Williamson, suggested the Fortnite team would investigate such a system in 2019, but the company has remained quiet about its implementation since. Epic still has yet to confirm it's working on the feature, and HYPEX did not provide a source or evidence for their claim.