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Why Fortnite could be adding boss battles in Season 9

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Many people’s earliest gaming memories involved some sort of massive intimidating boss.

Whether it was swinging Bowser into floating bombs at the end of Super Mario 64, running raids on Ragnaros in WoW or navigating a massive stone creature in God of War, bosses are a key part of many games.

While video games have changed a lot over the years moving towards PvP instead of building massive AI challenges, Fortnite is the type of unique game that could incorporate a boss battle.

We know that Epic loves to push the envelope with Fortnite and what is possible in the game. Doing a full-scale boss battle where the lobby unites against an enemy would be new for a BR and would be a really interesting event.

Why Boss Battles in Fortnite could actually happen

While this article is mostly speculation towards the future, there are a couple clues that lead me to believe this is more than just a pipe dream.

First is Epic’s continued use of the massive damage bar that ticks across all servers. It started with the iceberg in Season 6 and continued with the runes in Season 7.

A trial for something bigger?

These events that require players across all the different servers to contribute something are interesting ways to move the story along, but they also could be trial runs for something else.

The first time this was incorporated, it was just damage to a stationary object. With the runes, they had them move as they took damage or required people to feed things to the volcano or move objective point.

Eventually this could be building to a monster in the middle of the map that people need to band together to take down.

Different stages of the battle would keep things interesting and not super grindy, and uniting the player base against an in-game enemy would be a good thing for Fortnite.

How would a boss battle work?

This would have to be an LTM unless Epic really just wanted to mess with competitive players by introducing a boss during the World Cup. That might be the only thing that could top the Infinity Blade in outrage.

The good ole days

A boss battle in Fortnite would be a unique event. While games like WoW have allowed groups of people to fight against a common enemy, doing a battle across worldwide servers has never been done before.

The logistic side obviously poses the most issues, but tracking damage would be the hardest part, and that is something they have already been working on.

For boss attacks, they could happen at regular intervals and be devastating blows that are tough to avoid. Fortnite players would act more like soldiers getting in chip damage before being taken down than traditional heroes we are used to playing as in other games.

A variety of challenges could be required to do damage. Needing damage from a certain weapon to a certain spot, requiring a certain amount of players to do the same thing at once, or having players scatter to different points on the map would all be interesting challenges to move the event along.

For most games, this wouldn’t seem likely. But we are talking about a game that held an EDM concert in-game, has done massive votes to bring back weapons, and has already brought one of the most notorious villains from pop culture in Thanos into the game.

Just make a massive Thanos the boss

If any game could do it, it would be Fortnite. What do you think?

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All major map changes in Fortnite Season 5

Fortnite Season 5 brought substantial changes to the map. Here are all of the new POIs in Fortnite Season 5.

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Fortnite Season 5 is here. Take a look at all of the major POIs included in the new season.

It seems like Fortnite has been upping the ante with each recent Fortnite Season. It might be recency bias, but this seems like the biggest season in Chapter 2 so far.

Let’s take a look at all of the major changes included in the Fortnite Season 5 map.

New Fortnite Map

The Fortnite Season 5 map looks amazing. No, it’s not a completely new map like some people thought. Still, Epic fleshed things out with new locations that fit the theme and expand on what’s already there.

Here’s how the new map looks when you enter the game for the first time. As always, we expect Epic to add to this as the season goes on.

Salty Towers

Tilted Towers is back! Well, it’s kind of back. Salty Springs and Tilted Towers have morphed together to create Salty Towers – perhaps a better name for the area.

This will be the hottest drop spot in the game on release – potentially for the entire season. Salty Springs was already a hot drop spot, and Tilted is the game’s original hottest spot.

This is going to be fun. Can’t wait to see NickMercs come back and dominate, here.

Stealthy Stronghold

Stealthy Stronghold gives us a Jurassic Park vibe, along with some old school Dusty Divot foliage.

This location might end up being one of the tamer drops over the course of the season. It occupies the northeast portion of the map, which was always a good place to land if you didn’t want a large fight.

We can’t wait to see what’s under all these trees.

Colossal Coliseum

Colossal Coliseum is going to be a tough place to fight. You won’t want to get caught in the middle with enemies on the sides.

We expect this to be another hot drop for players in Season 5. It is, after all, a coliseum.

Hunter’s Haven

Hunter’s Haven seems like a smaller version of Misty Meadows or Lazy Lake, but we’ll have to see. This is a perfect place for a new location, though, right in the previously vacant center of the island.

We’re not as excited about Hunter’s Haven as we are about some of the other locations around the map, but we’ll check it out. It could end up being our favorite.

The Zero Point

The Zero Point has returned – this time, significantly smaller than we remember it. Of course, this might not be its final form…

The area surrounding the Zero Point appears to be a no man’s land. It will be interesting to see if this orb causes a low-gravity effect like the last one did. For now, it looks like Epic replaced a spice drop spot with an empty area – not always a bad thing.

Of course, there are a ton of other, smaller POIs that aren’t included on this list. You’ll have to dive in and find them with the rest of us.

We’ll see you in Salty Towers. It’s going to be a bloodbath. Good luck out there.

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Fortnite Season 5 ‘Zero Point’ Battle Pass first look

Fortnite Season 5 is here. Take a look at all of the Battle Pass cosmetics included in the new season.

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Fortnite Season 5 is here. Take a first look at the new Battle Pass before loading in.

Zero Point – the Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass – has finally come to the game. This is shaping up to be the best Fortnite season in recent memory, and we haven’t even played it yet.

The new Battle Pass hasn’t been officially released at the time of writing, but we have a trailer, and a full list of skin sets to explore. Let’s take a look.

Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass Cosmetics

The Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass brings bounty hunters from all kinds of different realities. Yes, this includes The Mandalorian from the Disney+ series and makes sense relating to the recent Fortnite X Disney+ promotion.

Here are all of the skin sets included in the Season 5 Battle Pass.

We’re excited to jump in and start unlocking these characters. Now, to see what kind of crazy challenges Epic have us doing, this season.

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When does Fortnite Season 5 start? Downtime, leaks & more

Fortnite Season 5 is right around the corner. Here’s everything you need to know about when it starts and what it will include.

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Fortnite Season 4 is almost over. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Fortnite season.

Following the Galactus event, the Fortnite servers went down as players entered into a small, “second black hole.” Thankfully, there’s a timer on this one, and we know how long we have to wait.

Ahead, we’ll give you all of the information we have about the new season, including the start time, leaks, and more.

Fortnite Season 5 Start time

Fortnite Season 5 is only hours away. Initially, when the event ended, we had a seven-hour countdown to the next season.

This proved too good to be true. A few hours later, the countdown shifted to ten hours, putting the start time of Season 5 at 4 AM EST – four hours after the scheduled downtime that Epic announced later in the evening. The initial countdown seemed to be counting to the downtime, not the actual start time.

What to expect

We’re getting more and more information as the hours pass. At the time of writing, we’ve heard two teasers that presumably relate to some new Battle Pass characters and, likely, new bosses.

Last week, the Epic Games store accidentally updated their game icon, and some players were able to catch a glimpse of the new screen. Here, we saw some new characters along with The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda – two characters that have been teased in some of the official Fortnite Season 5 content

For now, the Fortnite Season 5 theme doesn’t seem to be entirely focused on Star Wars, although there’s a chance that we were transported into a Star Wars-based reality.

We expect the map to be considerably different this season – if not an entirely different template. As always, we’ll have to wait and see what happens when the new game goes live.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL to stay updated on all of the latest Season 5 information.

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