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.
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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?
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.
🤖 – T-minus – 48 Hours till The Final Showdown. #FortniteEvent— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 18, 2019
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 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.
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
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?
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.
TL;DR: Don't want leaks of the event? stay away from the internet starting around 1:30 PM ET— Lucas7yoshi // Fortnite Leaks/News (@Lucas7yoshi) July 17, 2019
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.
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.
Epic confirm incoming fix for pay-to-win Fortnite superhero skins
Epic Games have confirmed that they’re working to address community pay-to-win concerns regarding Fortnite superhero skins.
Epic Games developers have responded to player requests regarding the all-black variant of the customizable superhero skins.
Fortnite is no stranger to pay-to-win controversies. The first came in the form of the Deep Dab emote, which allowed players to duck under windows and get free shots on their opponents.
After that were the Plastic Patroller and Toy Trooper skins. These skins blended in with the grassy background of the map, making them far more difficult to see than the brightly-colored alternatives.
Thankfully, Epic fixed both of these problems by adding a delay to emotes and dirt to the toy soldier skins. Now, though, they’re facing a similar controversy with the customizable superhero skins.
Reddit and Twitter users have recently noticed something that competitive Fortnite players knew since these skins first hit the Item Shop: the all-black versions are difficult to see.
The problem has only gotten worse, as recent Fortnite updates have made the nighttime even darker. Console players don’t have the option to turn off shadows, which means finding these corner-campers is nearly impossible for them.
Following the outcry on Reddit and social media, the developers responded to a thread, calling for them to fix the issue.
Epic Games staff member, u/gstaffEpic, told Redditors, “We’re looking at it. Thanks everyone for raising it.”
We assume that a fix for this problem is coming sooner rather than later. In the past, Epic have always been quick to address community concerns when it comes to pay-to-win items. They changed all of the other troublesome cosmetics throughout Fortnite, and we expect their handling of the superhero skins to be the same.
Unfortunately, it seems like the easiest fix would be to disable solid-colored superhero skins. We hope this doesn’t happen, but it would be better than all-black pay-to-win skins hiding in corners around the map.
Fortnite players call for Epic to nerf this pay-to-win skin
Fortnite players have noticed that this skin combination gives players a competitive advantage. They’re now calling this skin ‘pay-to-win.’
Fortnite players are calling for Epic to nerf the all-black superhero skins, calling them ‘pay-to-win.’
In Season 4, Epic introduced a skin set that arguably offered the best value in the game. The customizable superhero skins let players choose different colors, materials, and styles – making several unique outfits out of a single skin.
The community loved this addition for a while. Several players had locker presets filled with this single skin, as the options were seemingly endless.
After a while, ‘sweaty’ Fortnite players noticed that one particular combination of colors offered them a distinct advantage. The black-on-black superhero skins are incredibly difficult to see, especially with shadows enabled.
This is even more of an issue for console players, who don’t have the option to turn shadows off in their graphics settings.
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Fortnite had a similar problem with the Plastic Patroller skin set more than a year ago. These all-green skins allowed players to blend in with the grassy environment, forcing Epic to add dirt to them to make them stand out.
These all-black superhero skins might be worse than their predecessors. You can blend in anywhere with these skins – not just in the grass.
At this point, it’s hard to argue that all-black superhero skins aren’t pay-to-win. They give players who purchased the skin a distinct advantage – something that Epic Games have always been against.
It’s only a matter of time before Epic take action on this issue, but we don’t know what they would do. The development team would have to prevent players from selecting all-black variants in some way, but the all-white variant has a similar issue in the snow biome.
Of course, these two combinations should ruin solid-color superhero skins for everyone, but they might.
This isn’t the last we’ll hear of the topic, so we’ll keep you posted when we learn more. For now, make sure to check every corner when looting a house. You never know if there’s a sneaky superhero hiding in a corner.
When does Fortnite Season 5 end and Season 6 begin?
Fortnite Season 5 will eventually come to an end, giving way to Season 6. Here’s what we know about the Fortnite Season 6 release date.
The Fortnite Season 6 release date is still decently far away. Here’s everything we know about the new Fortnite season so far.
Fortnite Season 5 was a return to form for the game, mirroring the popularity of the same season in Chapter 1. The game feels fresh and new again – something that hasn’t been the case for a long time.
Still, fans are looking forward to when the next Fortnite season will begin. Not everything about the new season is perfect, and some players are ready to move on from the quests, NPCs, and IO Guards.
Fortnite Season 6 release date
Fortnite Season 5 will be longer than a traditional Fortnite season, but that’s to be expected. We’re not talking Chapter 2 Season 1 and 2 long, but it will be above average in length.
This is, of course, because the season takes place over the holidays. Fortnite developers are going on break and extending the season.
At the time of writing, Fortnite Season 6 is scheduled to release on March 15, 2021. Players still have over two months to finish the Battle Pass at the time of writing.
What will Epic do with the two+ months of Fortnite Season 5 content? Your guess is as good as ours.
We’ll likely see a few more Bounty Hunters added to the game, along with characters from familiar video game series. It seems like we’ll be getting a proper ‘secret’ Battle Pass skin for the first time in Chapter 2, as well.
There’s even speculation that Kevin the Cube will make an appearance before the end of the season. We still have a lot of content to discover, so don’t wish away Season 5 so quickly.
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