The Fortnite Doomsday Event is this weekend, which means that everyone is primed and ready to see what happens when Season 2 comes to a close. The Fortnite v12.61 update brought more details to the game files, where data miners were waiting to tell the world.
There’s a lot to digest in these updates, so let’s jump right into it. Keep in mind that these are spoilers. Stop reading now you want to be completely surprised by the event. You have been warned.
As many fans guessed, the Agency will be a casualty in the Doomsday Event. Data miners found mesh files that pointed to broken walls, and soon found complete renderings of a destroyed Agency in the game files.
This isn’t too much of a surprise to most players. It was assumed that Midas would hit the switch and take The Agency with him. The consensus was that these Mythic POIs wouldn’t make it past Season 2.
Lighting, debris, and more
Obviously, if The Agency is going down, something will have to destroy it. Data miner FortTory provided some of the game files that point to gameplay cues. These cues involve lightning strikes, gravity rocks, energy impacts, and more.
The most interesting line in these files is something called “final teleport,” suggesting we’ll be moving around the map over the course of the event. We may even take a quick trip to the Chapter 1 map, although that’s unlikely and shouldn’t be expected.
Audio files accompany the gameplay. We got a few different audio leaks, including one that shows the countdown to the event. It sounds a lot like the original Rocket Launch, with the addition of some typical nonsense from the Henchmen.
There will, likely, be plenty more leaks where these came from. The update is still a few hours old, and more will come out ahead of the Doomsday Event.
As always, we’ll keep you posted with everything you need to know. Make sure you’re ready for the event on Saturday. We suspect that this will be one that you won’t want to miss.
LTMs return in Fortnite Summer Splash 2020
Everything you need to know about the Fortnite Summer Splash 2020.
Fortnite has always made sure to change with the season, whether that be with LTMs, Battle Pass themes, or season-specific challenges. On June 30, Epic announced the 2020 version of 14 Days of Summer: Summer Splash.
Last season, we saw a new weapon come out of the vault each day, along with a rotation of new and returning LTMs. This time around, it looks like Epic are skipping the unvaulted portion of the event. We’ll still see some familiar LTMs such as Close Encounters, Unvaulted, Catch! and more. These LTMs will have a twist with some “Summer Splash refreshment” – whatever that means.
As expected this update will come with some new cosmetics in the Item Shop. It looks like Epic got ahead of the data miners with this update; releasing an official image of some of the upcoming Summer Splash skins. You can take a look at the other leaked skins here, as they are not all included in the image.
Most of these skins will likely be popular, but Dad Bod Jonesy – AKA Thor – will probably be a common sight on the battlefield this summer.
For now, that’s all that we know about Summer Splash We’ll keep you posted when we find out more about the LTM rotation, what “refreshments” mean, and everything else you need to know.
How to watch the Fortnite Device Event if you missed it
Here’s how to watch the Fortnite Device Event if you couldn’t make it into the game.
The Fortnite Device Event has now concluded. The map isn’t flooded, quite yet, but the storm is. The storm in Fortnite is now more punishing than ever and will stay that way until June 17, at least.
The event that brought water to the storm was an entertaining one. We learned quite a bit about Fortnite from the event, including the fact that there seems to be an outside entity pulling the strings of the Fortnite world. We’ll undoubtedly revisit this fact in the future.
There are several ways that you can view the event if you missed it – with or without a reaction from streamers. Here’s a semi-theatrical video from Hypex that shows the full event with no commentary.
You can, of course, watch your favorite streamer’s perspective, as well. Ninja, SypherPK, Tfue, CourageJD, and TimtheTatMan all have videos live at the time of writing.
Here’s a compilation video from Daily Clips Central that includes the reaction of some of the biggest names in Fortnite: Nick Eh 30, Tfue, Bugha, Clix, SypherPK, and many more.
The Travis Scott concert likely took some of the wind out of the Device Event’s sails. It’s tough to follow such an amazing in-game event, like that. The Device Event was all about exposition. We’re supposed to have questions. Let’s hope that Season 3 answers some of them.
Everything we learned from the Fortnite Device Event
Everything we now know, and new questions, following the Fortnite Device Event.
The Fortnite Device Event was an interesting one. It didn’t blow us away as the Travis Scott concert did, but it still introduced some mind-blowing concepts that set the stage for the Chapter 2 Season 3 plot.
Most of our assumptions about what would happen during the event came true. Midas used the Doomsday Device to push the storm back. He seemed to be successful after a couple of tries, but that was before we were catapulted into a cutscene. This takes us into the first thing we learned.
Jonesy is a real person
Our beloved Jonesy is real; or, at least, he’s based on a ‘real’ person. In fact, he seems to be one of the people behind the world of Fortnite – we’ll get to that later.
During the Device Event, we were transported into an office where we could overhear someone talking about Midas’ current in-game operation. Looking around the office, you could see some photos, some classified folders, and a nameplate that read, “John Jones,” AKA Jonesy.
This was later confirmed when the owner of the voice entered the room. It was Jonesy, himself; this time wearing a suit. This was the ‘Agent Jonesy’ leak that we saw after the last patch. It’s unclear if this skin will be on sale.
In the photos, you can seemingly identify some of the inspirations for past skins and themes in Fortnite. Jonesy is with an astronaut, an explorer, a tennis player, and another figure with whom he appears to be meditating.
We’ll have to take a closer look at the dialogue, here, but that’s what we know about Jonesy, so far.
The Storm mechanics
We’ll cover this in-depth in a separate article, but the storm has gone through some massive changes. It remains to be seen if these changes will stick around but, for now, the storm is 100% water.
We tested what would happen if you fly into the storm with a Chopper. The storm bounces you out and sends you falling to your death. Once in the storm, the momentum naturally pushes you out. If you’re too high, though, you’re going to fall to your death, again. This will be the state of the Fortnite storm for at least another day.
Shadow owns The Agency
The Agency was the last holdout in the Ghost vs. Shadow war that encompassed Season 2. It seems like Midas was content to let The Agency fall to Shadow if it meant pushing the storm.
For the rest of Season 1, The Agency will be a Shadow location with Heavy Snipers, Miniguns, etc. It will still be a prime landing spot, albeit for one more day.
Someone is controlling The Island
The biggest takeaway from the event might have been the revelation that there’s an outside entity controlling the Fortnite island. John Jones, AKA Jonesy, appears to be one of the members of this entity – if not its leader.
This entity seems a bit like an in-game version of Epic Games – the developers of Fortnite. They’re tracking the events of The Island and trying to control everything that’s happening.
We’ll almost certainly interact with this entity again, in some way or another. This could even be The Seven, as those are the only people we’ve heard speak English. As is the case with everything, we’ll have to wait and see what Season 3 brings us.
The Device Event brought more questions than answers, which was likely intentional. This is the exposition phase of Chapter 2. We’re still gearing up to find out what all of it means.
Season 3 will, hopefully, answer some of these questions, but Epic are looking months down the line. We may be questioning Fortnite for another six months before we know more about John Jones and this mysterious entity.
Bizzle joins old teammates after split with Commandment & Clix
Bizzle, Clix, and Commandment have split as Bizzle rejoins Dubs and Megga.
How to claim the new PlayStation Plus Celebration pack
Epic and Sony have joined forces to offer PlayStation players another free Fortnite cosmetic pack.
What does the $250 million Sony investment mean for Fortnite?
The implications of a massive investment on the biggest game in the world, Fortnite.