All Fortnite v10.40 map changes: Starry Suburbs, Dusty Depot, more

Published: 25/Sep/2019 12:05 Updated: 25/Sep/2019 12:30

by Matt Porter


Fortnite’s v10.40 patch is officially live, and included in the patch are a number of map changes to the island, including a brand new point-of-interest and updates to existing locations.

For Fortnite fans, map changes are a major part of any new update for the battle royale title, as having new locations to land at can keep the game fresh, and perhaps give you an advantage over other players as you attempt to secure a Victory Royale.

While rumors continue to circulate that the developers will introduce a brand-new map when Season 11 kicks off in early October, Epic have continued to make changes to the current iteration of the island in the v10.40 patch, introducing a new location named Starry Suburbs, and making a number of changes to existing POIs.

You can view all the Fortnite v10.40 Update map changes below.

Starry Suburbs

Epic GamesSnobby Shores is a brand-new POI in Fortnite.

The headline addition to the game’s map in this update is a brand new location named Starry Suburbs, which has popped up in the north-western corner of the island.

Throughout Season 10, classic locations have been popping up across the island, bringing back some fan-favorite locations, and with this patch, the abandoned houses that sat directly north of Pleasant Park are back, with a fresh coat of paint and an interesting quirk.

  • Read Morethe end of the controversial B.R.U.T.E. mechs that have plagued fans of the game throughout Season 10. 

    The screens, which were previously red, now show an image of the robots with skulls and crossbones behind them, possibly hinting at the end of the road for the mechanical monstrosities. 

    The Block

    Epic GamesFortnite’s Block saw another major change.

    As always, The Block has been updated, with a creation by Sunday appearing at the location.

    The new area appears to be based on Borderlands, and uses a number of items from the Pandora Rift Zone that appeared as part of the crossover event.

    Cube Island

    Epic GamesCube Island is on the move again.

    Cube Island has been on the move again. Last week, the ominous glowing landmass hovered over Junk Junction but has made its way east now.

    The cube now floats above Sunny Steps, just behind the massive volcano, but where its final destination will be remains to be seen.

    More changes will be found throughout the day as more players hop back into the Battle Bus, so keep checking back as we’ll be updating this article with any new additions we find in Fortnite‘s latest update.


Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce


Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!