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First Fortnite Season 2 teaser spotted worldwide with secret message

Published: 16/Feb/2020 11:31 Updated: 16/Feb/2020 18:08

by Calum Patterson

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Epic Games is ramping up excitement for the next season of Fortnite Chapter 2, using public advertisements to tease fans with a mysterious message.

Season 2 of Chapter 2 is set to begin on Thursday, February 20, after a delay, making the first season the longest ever in Fortnite Battle Royale’s two-year history.

So far, little is known about what players can expect, but new seasons are typically when the most sweeping changes are made. A new advert has been showing up in cities worldwide, containing a secret message, and it seems to be our first clue.

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Some theories suggest the map will be flooded before Season 2, but we don’t know anything for sure yet.

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These ads were spotted in various places around the world including Brazil, Japan, and France, and play a short animation.

A gold handprint is seen on top of the Fortnite logo, and gold bars cover up text at the bottom. However, a phone number is left visible. Of course, fans instantly decided to call the number, which is where things start to get interesting.

This poster from Shibuya, in Tokyo, explained, “there are quite a few 15 seconds of footage of the Fortnite logo in the vision of Shibuya city. And without sound. Just branding?”

Secret message in Fortnite Season 2 teaser

When the number is called, a peculiar message is played back. The response on the other end says:

“Yes sir.

The agents were called.

Card to access the safe purchased.”

So what does it all mean? There has been speculation that the theme for Season 2 will have something to do with gold, and possibly King Midas from Greek mythology (who turns things to gold by touching them).

The gold bars and gold handprint on the teaser could be another clue for this. It’s possible that gold will be a fourth material added to Fortnite (adding to wood, metal, and brick), and would be indestructible. Obviously, players have some concerns about the gameplay implications of this.

Epic Games changed their Twitter header to the golden handprint and their profile picture is now in gold as well. With Season 2 beginning in presumably just a matter of days, we’re sure to be learning a lot more really fast.

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Fortnite’s new Twitter header.

In fact, the original tease for the new season covered up text with gold bars, but now it’s possible we were meant to take that literally as gold bars are coming to Fortnite.

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Gold bars were used to cover up text about Season 2 on the Epic Games website too.

This is just the first teaser for Season 2 though, and there’s likely to be more. The last time Epic Games did something this extravagant for the launch of a new season was for Season 5. A real-life Durr Burgher was placed in the middle of nowhere, as the community tried to work it all out.

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

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry

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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.

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Could Neo or Trinity from The Matrix be coming to Fortnite?

What new skins are coming in Fortnite Season 5?

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
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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.