The loading screens for Fortnite Season 9 weeks 7, 8, 9, and 10 have leaked, and they provide a lot of insight into the story, as well as which weeks could see hidden Battle Stars.
Data miners have been combing the update files for new information and struck gold with the finding of upcoming cosmetics and skins, as well as the new Air Strike item. Infamous leaker Lucas7yoshi also stumbled across a new set of in-game loading screens, providing us with fresh insight as to what the story could look like across the next few weeks.
The new loading screens help to tell the story of the season, often dropping hints about what is yet to come. Some include unreleased skins, while others can sometimes hide Battle Stars or other items in them, hinting at hidden and secret content.
Week 7’s screen shows off the leaked Nitebeam skin, with the character being chased and sniped by enemies. There is a hidden Battle Star in the middle-left section just under the balcony, hinting that Pressure Plant could have a secret Star that week.
This is just speculation, of course – we’ll be updating you with the location of any secret obtainable when more details come to light.
The Week 8 loading screen is more lighthearted, with the classic Jonesy character playing an arcade cabinet with another character in the Peely banana skin. They both appear to be having the time of their lives.
We can’t find any secrets in Week 8’s loading screen, so there might not be one that week. But who knows? Maybe Epic will surprise us.
Week 9’s loading screen shows off the leaked Beach Bomber skin in her full glory. She’s also equipped with the data mined Brite Board item too, as she prepares to drop in to a skateboard ramp.
If you look closely at the graffiti on the side of the ramp, you’ll notice a Battle Star above the car – a hint at a hidden Star for that week, possibly at the Mega Mall location.
The leaked loading screen for Week 10 shows the Breakpoint character looking menacing as he vaults through a technical landscape, holding two guns. Fans believe that this could be a massive implication of the Dual Pistols being un-vaulted.
This wouldn’t be the first time they’ve been taken out of the game and then put back again, so we’ll see – it wouldn’t be surprising.
As always, take all leaks with a pinch of salt. Obviously it’s very hard to fake images like these, but until Epic Games announce the loading screens officially, there’s always room for error.