In a strange discovery, it appears that an entire music video was discovered in the Fortnite game files after the January 15 v7.20 update, featuring DJ and electronic music producer Marshmello.
After every major Fortnite update, data miners will rummage through in-game files looking for unpublished items or additions.
These typically included new skins and cosmetics, hints of new limited-time modes, weapons, or items, but in a first for Fortnite leaks, an entire music video was uncovered.
A Twitter user with a history of Fortnite leaks posted the video and accompanying music, which appears to be a mix of some of Marshmello’s greatest tracks, including “Wolves” with Selena Gomez.
The video is over five minutes long and includes plenty of Marshmello visuals, although nothing appears to be directly related to Fortnite.
You can see the clip below, via @lucas7yoshi_.
it’s in the fortnite files
– Lucas7yoshi_ // Fortnite News and Leaks (@ lucas7yoshi_) January 15, 2019
It is not known what this can be used for and why exactly it was added to the Fortnite game files with the v7.20 update. It is assigned in a folder named: ‘Content Movies FestivusVideo5MinTest_02.mp4’
There is one sighting of the new medieval sword weapon that has been leaked, which drew comparisons to the infamous “Infinity Blade” which was phased out in late 2018.
Marshmello has had ties to Fortnite in the past, mostly through his friendship with Ninja, the game’s best-known player and content creator.
The pair performed as a duo at Fortnite’s Pro-Am event at E3, where Fortnite’s top players teamed up with celebrities. Ninja and Marshmello won the event, getting millions for charities of their choice.