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Could Fortnite’s ice sphere and A.I.M. skin be linked?

Published: 17/Jan/2019 15:59 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 16:09

by Matt Porter

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A gigantic sphere of ice has appeared in the sky above Fortnite’s Polar Peak, and some believe that it may be linked to the infamous A.I.M. skin.

The orb was introduced to Fortnite during the V7.20 update on Tuesday, January 15 and fans of the game have already begun to speculate about what it means.

Those who have attempted to get close to the sphere have found their screens covered in ice, however some clever fans have found out the menacing Ice King is inside the ball of ice, perhaps preparing to cast a spell over the Fortnite island.

The Ice King is inside of the sphere above Polar Peak.

While many ponder about what this sphere means, some Fortnite fans believe that the orb has been hinted at for some time now, and may be linked to the A.I.M. skin, which was the reward for players who completed the Season 6 Hunting Party challenges.

Eagled-eyed players have noticed that the logo on the A.I.M. robot’s parachute from when it landed on the island looks awfully similar to what is expected to take place with the sphere.

Leaks suggest that the orb will explode at some point in the future, and some reckon that the A.I.M. logo represents this, with a globe in the middle and shapes around it that could be seen to be a creative representation of an explosion.

Some believe that the A.I.M. logo represents the sphere exploding.

Whether these two are actually linked is unknown, but it likely won’t be long before we find out for sure, as weather warnings for the next in-game event have already started to appear on television screens inside the game.

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Fortnite director reportedly hints at Smash Ultimate DLC fighter crossover

Published: 29/Oct/2020 4:36

by Brad Norton

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Hot on the heels of Minecraft’s huge arrival in Smash Ultimate, could Fortnite be next in line? Epic Games creative director Donald Mustard has reportedly hinted at that being the case.

Smash Bros. collaborations have long-been one of the most exciting aspects of Nintendo’s popular fighting game. Teasers are always the talk of the town as developers hint at what major addition could be on the horizon in a nearby update.

While the Smash community is still getting comfortable with Minecraft’s Steve joining the fight, it could already be time to look towards the next character.

A recent Zoom call between Geoff Keighley, Donald Mustard, and select fans was kept under wraps at the time. Whatever fans asked, whatever topics came up, it wasn’t for the general public in the moment.

However, as with most things in the gaming industry, certain details have reportedly leaked online days after the fact. Among the topics discussed was a Fortnite crossover in Smash: here’s what the Creative Director had to say.

Throughout this Zoom call, “a few hints had been revealed about the future of Fortnite,” prominent leaker FireMonkey’ said on Oct. 28. The first major revelation is a Fortnite announcement is lined up for The Game Awards on Dec. 10.

This isn’t the first time Epic’s battle royale has made a splash at Keighley’s annual awards show. The Block was revealed back in 2018 and another big announcement could be lined up for the 2020 show. Perhaps it relates to an upcoming in-game event as the new Season draws near. Or maybe there’s a chance we see another Smash tie-in revealed rather soon.

2018’s Game Awards shocked the world with one of the biggest Smash crossover announcements yet. Persona 5’s Joker joined the fight and now Fortnite could be next for a similar reveal. 

When pressed on the subject, Donald Mustard didn’t shut down the possibility. He simply “stated he can’t comment about it,” according to the leaked intel. Funnily enough, last time a dev said “no comment,” their game ended up in Smash.

Obviously, there’s no telling how significant this kind of crossover might be. We’ve seen everything from entirely new fighters to simple Mii skins as well. Given the popularity of Fortnite, however, there’s every chance a crossover with Smash would make waves in the industry.

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks for any additional teasers. Keighley’s 2020 Game Awards kicks off on Thursday, December 10.