Fortnite leaks reveal first-look at Doomsday event destruction - Dexerto

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.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.