Launch Pads may return to Fortnite in Chapter 2 Season 5, according to data mining in the wake of a recent update.
While looking through the game's files following the release of Update 14.60 on Wednesday, Fortnite data miner Mang0e found that Epic Games had returned some of the Launch Pad's assets were returned to the game. Those assets included the item's textures.
The Launch Pad is one of the oldest items in Fortnite. Epic Games first introduced it in Update 1.9, applied in November 2017, leaving it in the game until Update 11.0 — nearly two years later. The item returned in non-competitive playlists in Update 11.50, then vaulted again in Update 14.00. It has remained out of the game since then.
The reappearance of Launch Pad assets does not confirm the item will return. Epic Games has not announced plans to revive it, but the company rarely — if ever — comments on data mining.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 is expected to wrap up at the end of November.