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.
Fortnite leak points to 2020 birthday celebration event
Fortnite’s third birthday is coming up and new leaks suggest we’ll be celebrating with free cosmetics.
Fortnite Battle Royale released on all platforms on September 26, 2017. At the time, the game was little more than a free expansion of the base game: ‘Save the World.’ Epic were capitalizing on the Battle Royale craze that was fueled by games like PUBG and H1Z1.
To a lot of console players, Fortnite Battle Royale was the first BR game to be available to them. PUBG and H1Z1 were PC games at the time – with future console releases on the horizon. Fortnite, however, was free and playable to the biggest gaming market out there, helping to fuel its early success.
We’re almost three years removed from Fortnite’s initial release date and the game has come further than anyone could expect. It went from a niche Battle Royale game to one of the biggest titles of all time. Fortnite has become a cultural phenomenon like no other game before it.
Each year that passes, Epic Games commemorate the release of their most popular product with an in-game event. Most of the time, this includes a Battle Bus rework along with some free cosmetics that will only be available for a limited time. The first year gave us a back bling and the second year gave us a free skin and pickaxe.
As expected, Epic are planning something similar for Fortnite’s third birthday. This time, we’ll be able to unlock two weapon wraps to celebrate the season. According to data miner, FortniteFevers, the wrap is still in development. We should see the finished product in the next patch.
Usually, Epic offer us a few different cosmetics to unlock during the Birthday Event. We don’t expect them to limit us to two weapon wraps. Most of the time, we have several challenges to complete with corresponding rewards, so we’re predicting that these will only be two of them.
We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about the Fortnite 2020 Birthday event. We’re expecting a patch next week, which should give us more information with which to work.
How to register for Fortnite Chipotle Challenger Series
Want a chance to play Fortnite for $50,000, a year of free burritos, and compete against top streamers and celebrities? Then here’s how to sign up for the Chipotle Challenger Series #3.
Some of the big names taking part this time include streamers like CouRageJD, Myth, and Ewok, Fortnite pro players Bugha, Aydan, and Mongraal, as well as star athletes like Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic and Josh Hart of the New Orleans Pelicans.
If you want a shot at competing up against these top players and athletes, you’ll need to grab two buddies and sign-up for the trios competition, which begins with qualifiers on September 17 and September 24.
First, you and your two teammates need to meet the following criteria:
- Age 13+
- Be a resident of the United States or Canada
- Have an authentic and legitimate version of Fortnite installed
How to sign up for Chipotle Challenger Series
- Head to the tournament’s official Battlefy page.
- Make sure you’re signed up to Battlefy and logged in.
- Select whichever qualifier you and your trio wish to play in.
- Register your team.
Chipotle Challenger Series qualifiers
There are two dates for the qualifiers, with two separate tournaments on each day on NA East and then NA West servers, so make sure to choose the most appropriate qualifier for your trio.
- Qualifier 1: September 17, 3pm PT – NA East
- Qualifier 2: September 17, 6pm PT – NA West
- Qualifier 3: September 24, 3pm PT – NA East
- Qualifier 4: September 24, 6pm PT – NA West
For more information and to see the full list of competitors, check out the Chipotle Challenger Series hub.
Fortnite map changes: New Collector Museum POI added
The latest map change in Fortnite Season 4 is here, as the Rift Beacon has opened up to reveal the Marvel Collector Museum on the battle royale island.
The Marvel theme is fully taking over in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4, and we’re really only just getting started.
As well as skins and other cosmetics, the most notable changes are physical additions to the map. This started with the Season 4 update itself, followed by the Black Panther statue and more in the next update.
Now, on September 6, another addition has gone live, this time Marvel’s Collector Museum has spawned in.
It comes from the planet “Knowhere” and appears near Catty’s Corner on the Fortnite map.
As well as the new POI, another Rift beacon has moved into a new stage, which presumably will bring in the next addition to the map.
What exactly this will be, we don’t know yet, but expect even more substantial changes on the way.
All of this ties into the lore too, as the various superheros are believed to be taking control of certain parts of the map, in preparation for the fight with Galactus.
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Fortnite leak points to 2020 birthday celebration event
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