The Fortnite v15.40 update released some new and leaked NPC voice lines that hint towards a massive season-ending event to close Season 5.
Fortnite Season 4 was a standalone season, in many ways. Instead of focusing on the overarching Fortnite plot, it was a deviation while the Marvel heroes dealt with Galactus.
In Season 5, things picked back up again. We may have gotten more information in Chapter 2 Season 5 than we’ve had for the entirety of Fortnite’s lifespan. We’re at the point where we even think we’ve cracked the case of the Fortnite story.
In v15.40, Epic added some new NPC voice lines to the game that point to what many of us assumed: Season 5 will have a season-ending event that will relate to the Zero Point. Here’s what we learned after the most recent update.
New & leaked Fortnite voice lines
Several Fortnite characters have had their voice lines either updated or leaked. Lexa now has a specific voice line attached to her brother, Orin, which isn’t huge news in any way.
Some of the other leaked lines seem to relate to one of the skins that have yet to be released. Both Kondor and Ragnarok have a specific reaction to a particular skin, but that skin isn’t here yet.
The most interesting voice lines come from characters that are already in the game. Mancake, Deadfire, and Bunker Jonesy all have new voice lines when you approach them. The former two are located near the Zero Point and the latter has been the catalyst of many Season 5 theories.
Hypex, who released all of these voice lines, didn’t go into much detail about what these could mean for the future of Fortnite. If we had to guess, we’d say that they’re preparing us for a season-ending event.
The characters around the Zero Point are taking notice of some changes. At this point, we’d be surprised if the Zero Point didn’t destabilize and take us to another dimension – possibly the in-between from the Butterfly Event.
Only time will tell, but the end of Fortnite Season 5 is now a month away. Epic may be preparing us for something big
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Fortnite celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community with Rainbow Royale event
The Rainbow Royale event is here to represent and support the Fortnite LGBTQIA+ community. Celebrate with free gear and new music.
Epic Games has announced the Rainbow Royale, an in-game event meant to celebrate the Fortnite LGBTQIA+ community.
Fortnite wants players to know that everyone is welcome aboard the Battle Bus, and as such, it is throwing an in-game celebration for a portion of its community. The event is called Rainbow Royale, and Epic Games invites everyone to see what’s happening in-game and beyond during this celebration.
To start, Epic Games is giving away free cosmetic items that represent the Fortnite LGBTQIA+ community. As well, various LGBTQIA+ musical artists are featured on the in-game radio when driving vehicles. There are also new Creative Mode items that add a splash of color to any player’s build.
Free Cosmetic Items
For the next week, Fortnite’s Item Shop will have six free items that players can claim and gift to friends. These Rainbow Royale cosmetics can be used to support diversity as well as battle in style. Players will have to manually purchase the items, but they are all listed at a price of 0 V-Bucks.
The free Rainbow Royale cosmetics include the Take A ‘Bow emote, Wild Rainbow Wrap, and four sprays. The sprays are colored to represent a wider spectrum of the Fortnite LGBTQIA+ community.
Fortnite Rainbow Royale Radio changes
Last month, Rocket League added several free tracks to the game through the Love ISLV playlist. Now, these songs have made their way into Fortnite via the game’s own radio stations. Eight different songs from LGBTQIA+ artists can be heard across three different radio stations. Here are the tracks and their respective station:
- Big Freedia – Platinum
- Lil Nas X – Montero
- King Princess – Pain
- Troye Sivan – STUD
- Ben Platt – Imagine
- Daya – Bad Girl
- Hayley Kiyoko – Found My Friends
- Kim Petras – Malibu
Creative rainbow flag
Lastly, Fortnite has added a Rainbow Flag prop to the Creative Mode building assets. This ensures that no matter how you decide to play, you can support the Fortnite LGBTQIA+ community.
Fortnite Taco store opening in Los Angeles for a limited time
Epic Games is opening an IRL Fortnite taco store in Los Angeles for a limited time in partnership with LeBron James.
A Fortnite taco store is opening in Los Angeles, California for a limited time starting on July 20.
Taking a page out of the Mr. Beast playbook, it seems that Epic Games will be opening its own restaurant. However, it won’t be a lasting part of their brand. Instead, this Fortnite taco store will only be around for a few days before it’s gone forever.
This isn’t the first time that Epic Games has brought its massively popular Battle Royale into the real world. Close to the start of Chapter 1 Season 5, iconic symbols from the game started appearing in the real world. And a week before Chapter 2 Season 7, crop circles and billboards advertised the alien-themed season.
When and where to get Fortnite tacos
LA Eater reported that LeBron James would be hosting a pop-up taco store in partnership with Fortnite. The restaurant would be called El Rey’s Taco Tuesday and will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 20. It will also be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 21, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 22.
Each day, the Fortnite taco store will move to a different location in Los Angeles. On Tuesday it will be at 8175 Melrose Avenue. On Wednesday it will be in West Hollywood. And on Thursday, the address is listed as 90046.
LA Eater also reports that the event (including food) will be free for all who attend. The pop-up stores will also feature items, decor, and food inspired by Fortnite. Promotional material and footage of one of the restaurants were found online today and can be seen below.
This type of advertisement isn’t something Fortnite has ever done before. Sure, Epic Games has hosted IRL puzzles and has posted real people in the middle of the desert to guard a giant burger statue. But it’s never opened a physical establishment and invited the world to lunch.
Fans are already speculating that attendees will receive codes for free in-game goodies, while others believe that LeBron James will be in attendance. We don’t know for sure what will come of this event, but the grand opening of El Rey’s Taco Tuesday is only a day away.
All Fortnite Cosmic Summer challenges and rewards
The Fortnite Cosmic Summer challenges offer a lot of free rewards. Hop into the events Creative Island and start unlocking cosmetics.
Fortnite’s annual Summer celebration is back, and it’s offering a ton of free rewards. Here are all of the Fortnite Cosmic Summer challenges and rewards.
The Fortnite Cosmic Summer Celebration was advertised as a welcoming party for the aliens. The same aliens that stole the Zero Point and are now abducting players. However, there are still some inhabitants on The Island who believe the aliens are good.
Regardless, players can participate in the summer festivities to earn free rewards. Similar to Fortnite’s Winter events, new challenges will unlock daily for players to complete. The Summer event is meant to last for two weeks, so Epic Games is stretching out the quests to last just as long. Players will want to complete these challenges to unlock some pretty sweet rewards.
Fortnite Cosmic Summer challenges & rewards
Below is a list that contains every Cosmic Summer challenge and the reward players earn by completing it. These challenges can’t be completed by playing normal game modes. Instead, players will have to visit a Creative Island by using the code 4059-2791-0712. There are 17 challenges in total.
- Complete Cosmic Summer Quests x 2
- Believer Beach Loading Screen
- Complete Cosmic Summer Quests x 6
- Icy Pop Wrap
- Complete Cosmic Summer Quests x 12
- Lil’ Treat Traversal Emote
- Deal damage to players in Bios Zone Wars Trio x 1000
- Brain Freeze (Slurpberry) Back Bling
- Get Headshot Eliminations in Bios Zone Wars Trios x 10
- No Reward
- Gain health or apply shield in Bios Zone Wars Trio x 500
- Firecracker Freefall Contrail
- Assist teammates with eliminations in Bios Zone Wars Trio x 50
- Cloud Llama Board (Cloud Coral Board) Glider
- Spend coins to buy items at the vending machine in Pro 100 x10
- Brain Freeze (Slimeberry) Back Bling
- Deal damage to players with a rocket launcher in Pro 100 x 1000
- Bach Blast Lobby Track
- Revive teammates in Pro 100 x 20
- Cloud Llama Board (Cloudy Cat Board) Glider
- Travel 5000 meters in X-4 Stormwings in Freaky Flights
- Brain Freeze (Orangeberry) Back Bling
- Spend coins to buy items at the vending machine in Freaky Flights x 50
- KA-BANG! Wrap
- Eliminate players while in an X-4 Stormwing in Freaky Flights x 25
- Cloud Llama Board (Cloud Crew Board) Glider
- Build structures in The Pitt x 500
- Brain Freeze (Whirlberry) Back Bling
- Destroy structures in The Pit x 500
- Stellar Sipper Emoticon
- Eliminate players with 5 different types of weapons in a single The Pit match
- Mashmallets Harvesting Tool
- Get headshots in The Pit x 50
- Cloud Llama Board (Golden Wave) Glider
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