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Fortnite leaks reveal first-look at Doomsday event destruction

Published: 26/May/2020 8:58

by Isaac McIntyre


Well it looks like it’s official ⁠— lighting, storms, and more are coming to Fortnite at the end of Season 2 after Midas activates his Doomsday device, and the ensuing storm is set to leave some serious marks on the battle royale map.

Fortnite fans have been bracing for the season-ending event to arrive with a bang early next month. First, the mysterious Doomsday device began being constructed in the Agency. Soon after, a countdown began on the main menu.

According to newly-datamined Fortnite leaks, dug up by popular code-dippers FortTory and VastBlast soon after the v12.61 patch downtime began, this is all leading to the biggest shakeup since Season 10’s black hole event.

Doomsday event to bring lighting strikes, gravity rocks, more

New gameplay cues were added to Fortnite’s backend that detail major destruction coming at the end of Season 2. The “athena.event” code include hurricanes, lighting strikes, heavy winds, huge storms, and more.

There are also a few more out-of-the-box event moments that will slot right in with a Doomsday event; the code revealed “gravity rocks,” “energy impacts,” and even a “final teleport” will also be involved during Season 3’s destructive arrival.

Fortnite Doomsday event could destroy the Agency

It won’t just be players that will have to dodge the Doomsday damage spread across Chapter 2’s map either though. More leaked files revealed the device ⁠— currently situated in the new Agency point of interest — may explode.

Rendered mesh files from FortTory reveal a huge new hole that may appear at the bottom of the agency during the event. This could happen when the Doomsday device is activated. Another set of renders reveal shattered Agency walls.

Leaked Fortnite audio files confirm Doomsday storm

Finally, VastBlast unveiled a new set of audio files, running just over two minutes in length, that seems to be from the upcoming event. Galeforce wind can be heard as emergency sirens blare in the background.

Indistinguishable voices can also be heard panicking as the rising storm grows louder in the background. The sirens also continue to blare. These audio files could be part of the in-game moment the storm hits, or a cutscene for the event.

Basically, it looks like “Midas’ Masterplan is ready to unfold” ⁠— exactly what is written for the Doomsday event’s code description, fellow leaker Lucas7yoshi confirmed during the v12.61 downtime leaking frenzy.

There’s no confirmation all of these leaked Fortnite elements will be linked, but considering the battle royale currently has a huge Doomsday device waiting to go off in the center of the map, however, it’s a pretty good bet they are.


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?

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
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.