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Everything we know about Fortnite’s Hightower event

Published: 7/Aug/2020 12:50

by Connor Bennett

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Fortnite leakers have uncovered files related to the ‘Hightower’ event that is coming soon. What do they mean? Well, here’s what everything we know so far. 

On August 5, the v13.40 update went live in Fortnite – bringing the long-awaited cars to the battle royale. Though, as you’d expect with any patch, leakers have been keen to dig up details about what is coming down the line. 

Some data miners moved quicker than others, getting their hands on some new cosmetics as well as an abundance of potential new fish types.

However, it appears as if Epic Games are starting to build towards their newest cinematic event as mysterious files have been uncovered by other leakers. 

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Cars are finally in Fortnite.

Fortnite Hightower event symbol

The event, which has been given the codename of Hightower, looks set to leave mysterious marks and clues dotted around the current battle royale map.

Reliable leaker iFireMonkey was one of the first to point these out, as he uncovered the strange mark and symbol in the files. It’s a big circle with plenty of interlocking shapes around the place as well. 

Hightower event sounds

The leaker almost managed to get their hands on some ambient sounds that relate to the event. 

As you can hear, in the video below, it sounds like the audio is leading to something happening underground. Some of these sounds appear to be things scuttling around as well as creaks and gusts of wind, though, none of that is confirmed. 

Fortnite “craters” from Hightower event

On top of that, FortTory went a step further, finding six “craters” with the accompanying mark stamped on top. Four of the six are interlocked into a small line while the other two are also joined up but separate from the four. 

Where these will end up on the map, however, is much unconfirmed as the location where FortTory showed them off isn’t the actual location of where they will be found. 

As we’ve seen in the past, Epic does get pretty cryptic with their clues leading up to their cinematic events, but the wait and teasers are usually worth it as they deliver. 

As Chapter 2, Season 3 continues to unfold, we should find out more about what this ‘Hightower’ event is all about. 

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Fortnite tease exclusive new Drift Crew skin with Fox Clan hints

Published: 24/Jan/2021 17:18 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 19:43

by Julian Young

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UPDATE 1/24: After making several tweets and updating their avatar, the official Fortnite Twitter account deleted all tweets made on January 24 and reversed their avatar to the previous picture. The official Fortnite Twitter account started the hype train for the game’s next Fortnite Crew release by changing their avatar and issuing cryptic tweets about ‘Fox Clan,’ and fans are already speculating on when the next big surprise might arrive.

Fortnite has a long history of using in-game and social media teasers to hype up the BR’s future content. Whether teasing some new skins or a complete rework of the game’s universe, Epic Games is no stranger when it comes to feeding players a slow drip of hints to build up the hype.

With Chapter 2 Season 5 well underway, players have already been treated to special events like Terminator and Predator crossovers. However, Season 5 doesn’t end until March 15 and players are already looking for clues on what the season’s next content drop might include.

On January 24, Fortnite’s official Twitter account changed its avatar and tweeted out two mysterious hints linked to the game’s next big reveal. The community quickly flooded Twitter to discuss the teasers, but were then confused when the tweets were deleted only hours later.

Fortnite Drift Crew Pack Skin HYPEX Leak
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Fortnite data miner HYPEX revealed the game’s new teasers are related to an upcoming Fortnite Crew skin for Drift.

The first tweet referenced establishing a connection and beginning a scan, which didn’t give fans much to go off of. However, the second part had some important implications, and included a reference to one of the games most iconic characters: Drift.

“Drift? Drift. Come in. Do you read me?” the last sentence read. Drift was originally introduced in Fortnite’s first Season 5, and was loved by players for his unique kitsune appearance and skins (kitsune means fox in Japanese, and these creatures often appear in Japanese folklore).

The second tweet issued a cryptic warning: “I know you don’t know who I am, but the Fox Clan is in trouble. We need you.” Fox Clan is something completely new to Fortnite, but it appeared to tie in with Drift’s previous in-game aesthetic and the account’s updated avatar.

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Fortnite data miner HYPEX also believed the teasers are related to Drift. The leaker shared an image of an unreleased Drift skin – which appeared to be a female version of the previously-male character – and confirmed the skin will be included in the February edition of the Fortnite Crew subscription.

Fortnite Crew – Epic’s monthly subscription model – nets players each new battle pass and 1,000 V-bucks every season, along with Crew Packs that include an exclusive outfit and matching accessory. HYPEX confirmed that the teased Drift skin will be tied to an upcoming Crew Pack.

So far, Epic Games has not revealed any additional clues other than the two mysterious tweets. While new information will continue to be discovered by HYPEX and other data miners, no additional clues have been posted at the time of writing.

After issuing several more mysterious tweets after the first two were posted, the official Fortnite account then deleted all of the tweets teasing the new content and reverted the account’s avatar to its previous image.

It remains to be seen whether this is part of a larger plan involving the teaser process, or if Epic took these actions to correct a reveal that was made too early. The Fortnite and Epic Games accounts haven’t issued any additional clarifications at the time of writing.

Fortnite fans will need to wait for confirmation on exactly what Epic has planned for the February Crew Pack, and why these tweets were made and then deleted. We will make sure to keep you updated as any new information is revealed at Fortnite Intel on Twitter.