We saw the first mention of Party Royale when data miners got their hands on the v12.50 patch notes. This wasn’t a leak for long, however, as Epic released the mode to the public a few hours later as a test.
On May 6, Epic told us why they were testing the mode. The premier of Party Royale is set to release on May 8 at 9 PM EST. The new island will feature live concerts from the likes of Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and deadmau5.
Data miners also found a mention of the Neon Wings back bling in the game files. This was a reward that was attached to Party Royale, with a line of text mentioning the premier as your time to receive it.
A lot of creators ran with this information and told their followers that they’d receive the back bling for attending the test event, last Friday. This was never confirmed by Epic and turned out to be false.
Instead, you’ll be able to acquire your free back bling by attending the Party Royale premiere, this weekend. Log into Fortnite from Friday, May 8 at 6 PM ET to Monday, May 11 at 10 AM ET and receive your reward.
This is one of the best free cosmetic items that Epic have offered us, so you won’t want to miss your chance to grab it. In the meantime, jump into Party Royale and enjoy the show!
Fortnite Doomsday Event leaks: Agency destruction, audio files & more
These Fortnite Doomsday Event leaks give us more information about the Agency destruction, gameplay cues, and more.
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 Doomsday event countdown reveals Season 2 end date and time
Fortnite now has an official countdown to the upcoming end-of-season event in-game, confirming Saturday, May 30 as the date for the Doomsday event.
Each Season of Fortnite usually tries to go out with a bang, and leaks and teases have been foreshadowing the big ‘Doomsday’ event ending Season 2.
Although data miners were able to provide their best guesses for when it would be, and what exactly will happen, the countdown now confirms it.
Appearing on May 23, exactly one week before the event is scheduled to take place, you can now see the countdown prominently in the main lobby.
The timer will end on Saturday, May 30, ready for the event to kick off at 7:05pm BST / 8:05pm CEST / 2:05pm EDT / 11:05am PDT.
What is the Doomsday Event?
While we now know when the event will take place, there still remains the question of what will happen.
The most common theory currently is that the map, or at least part of it, will flood. This is plausiblele, considering players also noticed that the underwater hatches were ‘activated’ on the same day as the countdown appeared.
Many players are convinced that there will be some kind of water theme in Chapter 2, Season 3, as the big leak a few weeks ago suggested.
This same leak also claimed that there will be a rideable shark vehicle in the next season, as well as the ability to set materials on fire.
So, the Doomsday event could be a total or partial flooding of the Fortnite map – or something else entirely. At this point, it’s impossible to say for sure. We just have to wait until Saturday, May 30.
More Fortnite Doomsday Device progress and event files leaked
This Fortnite leak offers even more information about the rumored Doomsday event.
The Doomsday Device is the latest in a long line of Fortnite plot catalysts that have been driven by the data miners in the community. Without them, we’d only notice a couple of changes at The Agency and a strange device behind Midas.
Because of these data miners, however, we know that this device is the Doomsday Device and that it will likely lead to an in-game event to end Season 2.
We already saw a few leaks about the Doomsday event in yesterday’s v12.60 patch. Since then, however, more files have been decrypted, showing things like waves, masks, and much more.
According to these data miners, the first stage of the Doomsday Device will activate shortly after this blog is published. The second stage is already available in the game files, however. You can take a look at it, below.
We should also be getting a countdown to the event in the near future. This could pop up in the lobby as early as today.
With more files getting decrypted all the time, we can expect to see more information come out ahead of the Doomsday event. Epic tend to keep the most important details close to the chest, however, so we probably won’t see many large spoilers ahead of whatever is going to happen.
We’re very interested to see where Epic take this event. They blew us away with Astronomical and showed us what Fortnite Chapter 2 is capable of. We could be gearing up for one of the best in-game events in the history of Fortnite.
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