The Fortnite Season 9 Final Showdown ‘Cattus vs. Doggus’ event arrives on July 20 and knowing everything about its backstory will help you get prepared for the cataclysmic fight.

Fortnite’s always filled with events of one kind or another, but season ending extravaganzas are the cream of the crop. If you’ve missed the Rocket launch or the Unvaulting event, make sure to clear up the calendar this time around.

The build up for the Cattus vs. Doggus event suggests a truly unforgettable fight between two massive combatants. As with previous events, the effects will be felt for a whole season or more into the future. While we find speculation amusing, let’s shift through every detail we know so far.

When does the Cattus vs. Doggus event start?

Event Timer – Image taken on July 15

The most important thing about these events is that you are there to see it live. It’s akin to being at a concert rather to listening to Spotify. Even with the best audio equipment, the experience just won’t be the same.

The Cattus vs. Doggus event will begin at around 2 PM EST on Saturday, July 20. You can hop into the game right now and see countdowns over each of the six Sky Platforms. They are, of course, future styled holographic displays similar to the Unvaulting event’s timer at Loot Lake.

Epic Games sent out a tweet reminding players to get ready at the 48 Hour mark on Thursday.

Players can gift free Cattus and Doggus banners to their friends until the event launches. Epic has not stated that these will have any effect on the event, but you never know.

If you can’t make it, don’t worry. Replay files will be available after the event and many community members love creating cinematic, movie-like videos of the events.

Doggus Robot Completed at Pressure Plant

Pressure Plant before the Doggus

Pressure Plant was added to the Fortnite map at the beginning of Season 9, but its purpose wasn’t clear until about six weeks in. Then things started to go from mysterious to downright exciting. We saw legs, arms, and a torso pop up in a few short weeks and now the Doggus stands ready for combat.

Originally, the Robot was cast in a silver and white frame. It remained this color until the very end of its completion. Details about its makers and the backstory of the robot have not been entirely fleshed out, but we might learn more about those details in future seasons.

If you go to Pressure Plant at the time of writing, you’ll find a fittingly colorful robot standing amongst construction supports. The long time Fortnite fans will instantly recognize the head of Cuddle Team Leader atop the titanic machine. We’re finding it extremely difficult to find the proper words for how impressively gigantic the bot is.

Finished Doggus Robot

With that said, don’t go sleeping on our favorite mega-sized monstrosity.

That’s right. Team Cattus all the way! It’s OK if you are a Doggus fan though, we’ll accept you into our viewing party…maybe.

Cattus Monster’s Last Known Whereabouts

The Cattus wins all staring contests with ease.

Unlike the Doggus, the Cattus is an elusive and living creature which was trapped within the ice at Polar Peak. Presumably, the monster had been trapped inside the ice long before the Ice King’s arrival as a secret ticking time bomb of a weapon.

After breaking out of its prison and taking Polar Peak’s tower with it, the Cattus destroyed a few small locations like the modern house in Pleasant Park. It also left a footprint on its way into the sea. The immediate run into the ocean during patching hours suggests that the animal prefers water over land whenever possible.

Shortly afterwards, a player spotted Polar Peak’s tower moving around on its own in the seas surrounding the island. Upon further inspection, it appeared to be the Cattus swimming with its prized loot, stolen in its escape.

From there on, we didn’t hear anything about the Cattus for weeks. Not even a single murmur of horrific fishing boat accidents or strange waves in the ocean. Nothing. Until the Cattus reappeared once more in similar fashion to the last appearance. The video was captured by u/Masturbane of the FortniteBR subreddit.

The last sighting of our monstrous champion of the deep was on July 15. No one has seen what the monster looks like apart from its back and one eye. All the same, we’ll take our bets with the monster over some man-made bot. Especially considering what “bot” means in Fortnite terms.

What can we expect from the Cattus vs. Doggus event?

Will Tilted be destroyed…again? – via @iScenario

If you are expecting any major leaks, we’re sorry. As of July 18, nothing about the event has been leaked due to the .pak files being encrypted by Epic. Lucas7yoshi has stated that fans that want to avoid spoilers should stay away from Twitter at 1:30pm EST as the files will begin to be decrypted.

The encryption is understandable, but we can’t help, but be a little hurt over not getting some juicy details ahead of time. But, in all honesty, the event will be a much better experience if it’s not spoiled.

In terms of lasting effects from the event, it’s pretty safe to say that some locations are about to be leveled. Or should we say cratered? Obliterated? Anyway, the destruction should be on a whole new level due to the absurd size of these two fighters. Specifically, we’ve got no idea which locations we’ll be saying goodbye to this time.

Don’t worry about getting some jerky players the world record for kills during the event. Epic will set up no-kill lobbies to help players watch the event in real-time.

Will you be setting up a viewing party with your friends? The event’s going to be absolutely humongous and being able to say that you witnessed history being made is certainly cool in itself. We’ll be providing additional coverage of the event as we get closer, so stay tuned to FortniteINTEL.

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