Doomsday event coming soon in Fortnite? Clues stacking up - Dexerto

Doomsday event coming soon in Fortnite? Clues stacking up

Published: 1/Apr/2020 3:04

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale players might have to prepare themselves for a Doomsday event on the island, with map changes and leaked information pointing towards a major shakeup coming soon. 

There’s been a few big changes made in Season 2 already, including the introduction of Choppas, Crash Pads and more. However, following the introduction of the v12.30 update on March 31, data miners have been hard at work trying to find things that haven’t yet been announced.

Deadpool cosmetics, new weapons and more have been found in the game files, but leakers have also discovered some details about a Doomsday Device that looks set to appear in the Battle Pass menu sometime in the near future.


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Fortnite Doomsday event clues

Leaked Doomsday items in Fortnite

Leaked Doomsday Device in Fortnite
FortTory, Twitter
A Doomsday Device may soon appear in Fortnite, just like this leaked image from FortTory shows.

Three features were leaked by FortTory after the patch rolled out on all platforms, including the Doomsday Device, Doomsday Hatch and Doomsday Door – which could all be the first clues Epic Games have added about an upcoming event.

Many people around the world might be preparing themselves, wrongly or rightly, for a doomsday scenario due to the global crisis, and it seems that soon enough those same concerns will be translating to Fortnite. All leaked items can be seen below.

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Hatches appearing at The Agency

For those who still haven’t seen them, next time you drop at The Agency you will notice that five different hatches have been added. These are located in the water and surround the perimeter of the small island.


We don’t know where these lead, if anywhere, just yet but there’s a good chance that they will have a similar function to the Porta Potty in Fortnite Season 2 – allowing players to move from place to place by entering.

Fortnite Doomsday hatches appearing
Epic Games
Hatches have been added outside The Agency, found in the water.

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Leaked secret rooms for Battle Pass menu

FortTory has also uncovered another potential clue for an upcoming event – secret places.

There were a bunch of agency characters added to the game at the beginning of Season 2, one of which was Midas. Soon enough, the leaker has suggested that there may be a secret path to a Doom Room inside of Midas’ room. This will potentially open at some stage, but will it take us through the hatches? We’ll have to wait and see.


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With two potential events having been leaked for Fortnite since the v12.30 update – a Deadpool event and Doomsday as well – it looks likely that there will be a lot to keep players occupied moving forward.

Some members of the community have already had their games glitch out and spotted potentially the first stages of an event, with wires and huge tubing popping up in the Battle Pass menu.

Whether or not this all builds up towards an event now, soon, or never, remains to be seen, but the clues are stacking up. We’ll keep you updated if even more changes come up.