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Epic Games asks Fortnite leakers not to spoil Star Wars event

Published: 14/Dec/2019 12:33

by Joe Craven


Epic Games, developers behind Fortnite: Chapter 2, have sent messages to a number of Fortnite leakers, asking for discretion ahead of the heavily anticipated Star Wars crossover event. 

Fortnite is well known for its jaw-dropping crossovers with some of popular culture’s biggest films and games, including Avengers: Endgame and Borderlands 3. 

December 14 will see a collaboration with Star Wars, ahead of the release of the hugely anticipated Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on December 19. Epic Games themselves have specifically requested that numerous leakers do not reveal any details about the event. 

 Epic GamesStar Wars themed skins have already been released.

Fans are not entirely sure what will feature in the Star Wars-Fortnite crossover, but Epic have confirmed that an exclusive scene from the upcoming Star Wars film will premier in Risky Reels.

While a number of in-game events are leaked ahead of time, including the launch of Fortnite: Chapter 2 back in October, Epic are clearly keen to avoid the recurrence of such spoilers. 

In a message sent to numerous Fortnite leakers, Epic request that they respect the “enormous amount of hard work” their staff have put in. The request even mentions the potential of Disney – who own Star Wars – to take legal action if an embargo is broken. 

Epic GamesThe request from Epic, in full.

A number of the most reputable Fortnite leakers, including FortTory, Lucas7yoshi and FNBRHQ have tweeted to confirm that they received the message from Epic, and will honor their request. 

“I will respect their decision and I won’t leak the event,” said FortTory. “If I see people leak the event in my comments I will block them.”

Similarly, Lucas7yoshi said that: “Following a message I’ve received from Epic I’m just going to confirm that I will not be leaking any part of this event. Genuinely seems they really want it to be a surprise to people and I’ll respect that.”

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sees the recent trilogy come to a conclusion, and is one of the most anticipated films of recent years. A Fortnite crossover will likely compound fan excitement ahead of its December 19 release. 

Given the efforts of Epic Games to maintain secrecy, it sounds like they have a plethora of new content for players to dive into, with much remaining up in the air about how the crossover will be handled. 


Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry


YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
Warner Bros.
Could Neo or Trinity from The Matrix be coming to Fortnite?

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In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
A crossover with The Witcher could be coming to Fortnite.

A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.