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All signs point to the Black Hole returning ahead of Fortnite Season 5

Fortnite Season 4 will probably end with a bang, leading to downtime before Season 5 – similar to the Black Hole.

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The event that will end Fortnite Season 4 is only a week away. Fortnite has confirmed that Galactus will arrive on the island on December 1, likely bringing destruction with him.

Anyone who regularly follows Fortnite news knows that this event is set to be the biggest in history. The files containing the Nexus War event are ten times larger than “The End” event, which was the largest event at its time. It’s also significantly larger than the Travis Scott event, which stunned players when it released.

With this being the case, we can probably all agree that it won’t be business as usual once the event concludes. Galactus will probably achieve his goal of, at least, reaching the Zero Point, and our heroes will escape by the skin of their teeth.

The only problem with this is that the Season 4 event doesn’t lead us directly into Season 5. There’s a reported 36-hour gap between this season and the next one. This happens to be the exact amount of downtime that followed the Black Hole.

Data miners have also begun reporting that the next season may happen quicker than that – that there will be 10 hours between seasons rather than 36. Whichever ends up being the case, we’re in for some downtime and, likely, the end of Chapter 2.

When we say that there’s going to be another Black Hole, we don’t necessarily mean it literally. We may not enter a Black Hole for the second time, but all signs point to something happening and causing Fortnite to go down ahead of the Season 5 release.

We all know how often Fortnite tournaments and competitive events happen. There was a Cash Cup, Marvel tournament, or another way to play competitive Fortnite nearly every day in Season 4. There are no events scheduled between December 1 at 4 PM EST (the time of the event) and December 3 at 4 AM EST (the presumed release time for Season 5).

Data miners are even reporting that the lobby for the end of Season X – the Black Hole lobby – returned to the game files with the most recent update. According to iFireMonkey, the text related to this string said, “To be Continued… In Season 5.” What does that suggest if not some downtime between seasons?

This wasn’t the only past event that was added to the game files. We assume that Fortnite will bring us back through the game’s eras and the biggest events from those times. This lobby change, however, only adds to the evidence of significant downtime between seasons.

As of now, the Fortnite Season 5 release date is still up in the air. Most of the signs we’re seeing point to Season 5 releasing on December 3 at 4 AM EST – 36 hours after the event that will end Season 4.

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Fortnite Winterfest 2020: dates, leaks & more

Fortnite Winterfest 2020 is expected to come soon. Here’s everything we know about the event including dates, leaks, and more.

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Fortnite Winterfest 2020 is right around the corner. Here’s everything we know.

Epic Games have always celebrated the holiday season in Fortnite, bringing players content updates, challenges, and cosmetic rewards. We don’t expect 2020 to be any different, as we prepare ourselves to unlock all of these new holiday-themed additions.

Ahead, we’ll give you a glimpse of everything we know about Winterfest 2020 so far. Check back later for updates, as we’ll be keeping this article up to date with all of the latest Winterfest leaks, rumors, and more.

When does Fortnite Winterfest 2020 start?

We don’t have an exact date of when Winterfest 2020 will begin, but we do have some clues based on past seasonal content.

The original Fortnite Christmas event lasted from December 20 to January 2. Last year, Winterfest ran from December 18 to January 6. We expect something similar to the latter this year.

With updates traditionally coming on Tuesday or Thursday, we expect Winterfest 2020 to begin on December 15-17 and run until January 5-7.

Fortnite Winterfest leaks & rumors

We’ve already seen a ton of leaks and rumors regarding Winterfest 2020 – dating back to before Season 5 even began.

Back in October, Fortnite data miner Hypex provided some leaks of future content that may come in Season 5. One of those elements was a “Snowman NPC.”

At the time, no one knew what this meant. Now, after playing Season 5, it’s fair to assume that a new snowman NPC will come to Fortnite, spawn somewhere holiday-related, and offer quests, bounties, and upgrades.

ShiinaBR, another Fortnite data miner, leaked an image of an upcoming Fortnite skin that, reportedly, doesn’t come with an Item Shop tag. He took this to mean that Snowmando – as the skin is named – could be a free skin for 14 Days of Fortnite like we saw last season.

Whether or not this is the case, it stands to reason that Snowmando will be the rumored Snowman NPC that will come to Fortnite this Winterfest season.

Epic Games have been focused on the Flopper loot pool in recent seasons, so it makes sense that they’ll be giving this a change for Winterfest, as well.

According to LunakisLeaks, We’ll be getting a “Christmas Flopper” this Winterfest season. As to what it will do: your guess is as good as ours.

Along with these leaks, we have rumors of returning items like Presents, Ice Machines, Snowball Launchers, and more.

Hopefully, Epic give us some free cosmetics as they did with the last season. The Star Wars Sith back bling is still one of the most popular cosmetic items in the game – a year later.

We’ll keep you posted with everything we learn ahead of the 2020 Winterfest patch. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, so you never miss anything, @FortniteINTEL.

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‘Devourer of Worlds’ event recap: rerun, reactions, clips & more

Galactus made his mark on the Fortnite map. Here’s a replay of the event, some streamer reactions to what happened, and more.

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Galactus tried to devour the Zero Point in the most recent Fortnite event. Here’s everything you need to know to relive or catch up on what happened.

After all of that hype, it looks like Tony Stark was prepared for Galactus with his fleet of Battle Buses and some high-powered explosives. The ‘Devourer of Worlds’ event wasn’t as heavy in the plot implications department as we expected, but it made up for it with stunning visuals and immersion.

If you missed the event – or want to relive what happened – we have you covered with a full replay, streamer reactions, and some community screenshots from before things kicked off.

How to watch the Galactus event

There’s no shortage of YouTubers and Twitch streamers covering the Devourer of Worlds event. Several creators have already uploaded videos of their perspective. You can also go back and look at the VoDs of streamers who watched the event live.

Here’s our perspective of the event, recorded without any voice communications. You can full-screen it for an immersive experience if you don’t already know what happens. It was a wild one.

Streamer Reactions

Obviously, the wider Fortnite community tuned in for a glimpse of the new event. They didn’t have much of an option, as it was the only playable game mode up to an hour before it began.

We saw some returning players tune into the event as well. NickMercs, CourageJD, and TimTheTatMan joined SypherPK to see what would happen when the event kicked off.

Due to recent copyright problems with Twitch, a lot of streamers disabled clips for the event. Here are some of our favorite reactions from streamers who allow viewers to clip their stream.

Community Pregame Lobbies

Our pregame lobby was relatively tame, all things considered. Most of the players were scattered around the island, but the largest percentage was at the top of the middle tower – we’re sure it was the same for a lot of you guys.

We asked our Twitter followers to show us how their lobbies looked. Here are some of our favorite screenshots.

Now, all that’s left is to wait until midnight and see what the new season brings us. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, @ForntiteINTEL, so you’re the first to know everything about Fortnite Season 5.

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How to watch the Fortnite Galactus event (full viewing guide)

The Fortnite Season 4 Galactus event is coming soon. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch.

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Fortnite Season 5 is right around the corner, with “the biggest event in Fortnite history” coming tomorrow, December 1.

We still have no idea exactly what will happen when Galactus comes to Fortnite, but early indications are that we’ll be experiencing a trip through time – with all of the past events playing a role in this one.

If you’re as eager to see this event as we are, you may have some questions about the best way to watch. Here’s everything you need to know.

Event Time

Epic has told players that the event will kick off on December 1, 2020, at 4 PM EST. Players in the US tend to know what this means for their local time zone, but players in other countries may not.

The r/FortniteBR subreddit mods created an easy-to-read table that tells players in many major regions when the event will begin for them.

What’s more, we’ve been told that the only way to secure a spot in this event is to log in at least an hour before it starts. This table tells you when you should be at your computer or console, loading-up Fortnite.

How to Watch

The best way to watch the Season 4 Fortnite event will be to log into the game about an hour early to secure your spot, as we stated above. Of course, not everyone will be able to do it.

The event takes place at 4 PM EST on Tuesday, which is 1 PM PST. A lot of US viewers are going to be at work or in school. Thankfully, Twitch allows you to watch your favorite Fortnite streamer experience the event – another way to get in on the action if you cannot log in.

This time, Epic seem to have brought live viewing to the Fortnite Discord server, as well. We don’t know exactly how this will work, but there’s a channel labeled “Watch Live Event,” which could mean that an Epic employee will be streaming the event to Discord.

Event Leaks

Fortnite data miners have been wary not to spoil too much of the upcoming event. After all, we’d rather not know an exact play-by-play of what will happen when Galactus comes plummeting into the Fortnite island.

One thing that we do know, however, is that this event should be a trip down memory lane. Data miners have found assets relating to Rift Beacons, the Black Hole, the Monster vs. Mech, The Zero Point, and other events across the history of Fortnite.

What does this mean? We don’t know for sure, but we assume that we’ll be traveling through time in one way or another. We’ll have to log in and watch the event to know for sure.

We can’t wait to see what happens during this event. By all accounts, it will blow every other event out of the water and could change the way we look at Fortnite – just like the Doomsday Event did.

Of course, we’ll have you covered with everything you missed and all of the rumors coming out of Season 4’s final moments. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you don’t miss anything.

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