One of the big features of Fortnite Season 5 that was introduced is Sand Tunneling, a new function that would allow you to burrow underneath the sand a move across the middle area quickly.
However, just over a month into the new season, it feels like this feature has been disabled longer than it has been active. It’s not a major loss as players never really got a chance to grow accustomed to the change, but it’s still disappointing.
The latest removal of Sand Tunneling comes on the heels of a game-breaking bug that let players stay underground but still retain the ability to build and drop items. Epic has been rather quiet since the vaulting, but it appears the feature is set to come back soon.
Look Forward to the Next Update
We've temporarily disabled Sand Tunneling on the Island while we investigate an issue. We will let everyone know when this feature returns pic.twitter.com/k5s9nDX5qM
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) December 22, 2020
For anybody who is waiting for Sand Tunneling to return, then they might want to pay close attention to the Fortnite Trello board.
There, players will discover that this feature is set to be re-enabled in the next game update, which is widely believed to occur next week.
It has now been several weeks since we’ve gotten some actual new content in Fortnite, so this update will definitely be something that’ll excite every player, not just the ones who want Sand Tunneling back.
What’s Coming Next Week?
The upcoming update will also come with a plethora of bug fixes for players to look forward to, but we can also expect some new content.
Patch notes are no longer released with each update, but that’s why we rely on leakers to let us know what’s coming. Any major patch will always come with a bunch of leaks, including new cosmetics, items and challenges.
We’re only a couple of days away from a new week, and it’s long overdue if we’re being honest. This will only be the second major patch of Season 5 and we’re over a month into the season.
Let’s just keep our fingers crossed and hope it’s a good one!