The v15.21 build is now live and includes a handful of exciting additions.
This week’s content update may be smaller than usual but it still packs a punch! Battle off a new boss to get your hands on a very powerful piece of kit.
Beware the Predator
Lurking in the jungle within Stealthy Stronghold is a new NPC. Based on the popular movie and comic book franchise, the Predator looks every bit as mean as you would expect.
Unlike many of the other characters on the Battle Royale Island, Predator will immediately aggress you. Be incredibly careful and set your headset to max volume, he could well be invisible.
Once you have avoided his vicious melee attacks and taken him down, you will be handsomely rewarded. Collect the Predator’s Mythic Cloaking Device, as well as potentially some fish, gold and ammo.
The Cloaking Device will allow you to become almost fully invisible for a short time. This effect lasts for 30 seconds but will automatically be removed by swapping weapons or swimming. The item also has a 30 second cooldown between uses.
Sand Tunnelling returns
Having been disabled for nearly a whole month while Epic addressed a series of bugs and glitches, Season 5’s sand tunnelling mechanic has been reenabled. It is now available in all game modes, and will remain in competitive as confirmed in Tuesday’s FNCS blog post.
As previously mentioned by the developers, IO Guards were removed from Arena and tournament playlists in the v15.21 patch. Shockwaves and Rift Fish are also being vaulted, and they are continuing to monitor how the Bars system fits in with competitive.
Not only has Predator become a boss in-game, but he is rumoured to be this season’s secret Battle Pass skin. Check out the Outfit, Back Bling and Emote below courtesy of leaker @HYPEX.
Predator Set! pic.twitter.com/nHabWF2xOg— HYPEX (@HYPEX) January 20, 2021