Fishing was one of the new mechanics when Chapter 2 first came out and has gone through minimal changes, since then. Epic may have tweaked some rates on the backend, but we still have the same loot pool when we go fishing.
It was only a matter of time before Epic started to switch things up on us. We’ve had our Slurpfish, Floppers, and Small Fries for long enough. It’s time to inject some randomness into the loot pool.
On June 25, data miner Hypex tweeted his confirmation of a list of additional fish found in the game files. Strangely, they’re all listed as different kinds of Floppers – although that could change in the future. These are Thermal, Shield, Jelly, Hop, and Fire.
Shield Floppers sound a lot like Slurpfish, but they could offer shield-only healing, which would set them apart. Hypex theorizes that Hop Floppers could point to Hop Rock-style Floppers, which is a good guess, as well. The rest of these are completely open to interpretation.
Jelly Flopper? We have no idea what that’s all about. It sounds like another bounce-inducing Flopper but that’s already covered with the Hop Flopper. The Fire Flopper is another mystery. Could this be a decoy that harms people who eat it? Could it give a similar effect to the Peppers? Your guess is as good as ours.
The Thermal Flopper is the only one that seems to have an obvious(ish), mechanic. We think that this will give you the ability to see enemies within a certain vicinity – something like the Shakedown mechanic for everyone around you.
Of course, we’re not sure that these will even make it into the game, but they’re in the files. We’ll have to see what happens if and when they come out.
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