A theory is floating around Fortnite boards that the upcoming Fortnite Cattus event could be tied to the first moon landing.

The countdown for the event means it will happen on July 20th. 50 years before that date, on July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history by becoming the first people to step foot on the moon.

That could of course be a coincidence, but with a jetpack recently being added to the giant robot, it appears they will be taking to the sky for the fight.

The 50th anniversary of the moon landing will be a cause for celebration and would make for a great tie-in to whatever event Epic has planned.

This theory was popularized from a post on /r/FortniteBR by PokeSanti03 who tied in the clues pointing towards the moon landing.

The day of the event marks 50 years of the arrival of man to the moon… The STW actual lobby is the moon. from r/FortNiteBR

Many of the comments starting poking holes in the theory. STW has been using that moon theme as part of an ongoing event and the moon has been the backdrop for weeks.

In fact, that’s not even the moon but actually a movie set. And no, before you wonder, I’m not about to touch the actual moon landing conspiracy theories in this article.

Also people pointed out we already had a space themed season in the past. I don’t think those points disprove this theory. We could see a return of the rocket for just this one event and that doesn’t mean all of Season 10 will need to be space themed.

Also STW could be doing something around the moon landing that is separate but still have that be incorporated into Fortnite Battle Royale. In fact, that could be a good way to strengthen the bridge between the two games.

Getting back into the evidence, the other piece not talked about is the tweet from Donald Mustard.

As Epic Games’ Creative Director, Mustard has used his location and cryptic tweets to tease upcoming Fortnite events in the past.

When I first saw this tweet, I thought it was in relation to the SpaceX launch from the day before. And that still may be correct, while Mustard mostly tweets about Fortnite, that doesn’t mean it is the only thing he can talk about.

Still, he doesn’t mention SpaceX or anything from the real world in his tweet, so it could be actually pointing towards Fortnite, just disguised behind a real life event.

We will have a definitive answer to these theories by the end of the week, but for now we can only speculate. The idea of a battle that utilizes a mysterious monster, a jetpack-wearing robot, and the moon landing does sound like a ton of fun.

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