We’ve been digging in the files since the release of patch v6.31 and we came across two new snow files. Previously Epic added new files that did confirm snow would be coming to the Fortnite map this December. Those files included new sounds for players walking and running on areas covered in snow. The new snow files we came across are in a folder labeled ‘Fort Effects’. One file is labeled ‘Snow-Ambient_Island’ and the other is called ‘SnowFlakes_Simple.
2 new snow files added this update. pic.twitter.com/ZLdHXLmLCm
— Fortnite: Battle Royale Leaks (@FNBRLeaks) November 27, 2018
We also discovered some new snowstorm sounds thanks to our buddy Happy Power. Below is a video where you can hear the snowstorm sounds.
New snow storm sounds.. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/Es3s5ytBNv
— Happy Power (@HappyPower) November 27, 2018
A snowy texture was also discovered that was labeled Curropt Rock Ice, which we can assume it will be used in the new areas affected by the snowstorm, while a new Ice Fog was also added.
Corrupt Rock Ice!
The new snowy texture for the corrupted areas? pic.twitter.com/xmZOTzY8bp
— FortTory – Fortnite Leaks (@FortTory) November 27, 2018