Fortnite Battle Royale players have theorized that a Godzilla: King of the Monsters crossover is coming soon in the upcoming 'Cattus event', with a mysterious monster destroying parts of the map during Season 9, but new leaked information certainly throws a spanner in the works.
Epic Games has not shied away from strange happenings in the past and now their overarching Polar Peak easter egg mystery looks finally set to come to an end. The event, which has been labeled as the Cattus event, is seemingly set to take place under the polar biome.
Yet, if some new fan theories turn out to be correct, there might be more than just a one-off in-game event getting underway, as some players believe that a crossover with Godzilla: King of the Monsters could be in the works. Here's what we know so far.
Polar Peak destruction
Back on May 22, players found that a part of the Polar Peak iceberg has begun decaying and is set to play a role in an upcoming event.
Since then, leaked information from the Fortnite Battle Royale game files, following the map changes made in the v9.20 update, seem to foreshadow the total demise of one of the map's largest locations. Some of the iceberg has already fallen, but what's left might not last much longer.
First of all, it was revealed that something was underneath Polar Peak and it looks now as if the ice berg and more is going to fall in the near future.
Wind/sounds are coming from massive new cracks In polar peak! Something trapped Inside trying to break out? pic.twitter.com/nY3OUSJhhp
— Happy Power (@HappyPower) May 22, 2019
The Iceberg has fallen pic.twitter.com/5yzBmzUYjj
— FortTory - Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) June 6, 2019
That speculation also ties into the Godzilla crossover idea as a monster from the movie - King Ghidorah - is seen trapped in ice, waiting to wake up and wreak havoc on the world.
HappyPower took the theories further with a leaked game file, showing an eye that also looks pretty similar to Ghidorah. It has since appeared at Polar Peak.
Is a Fortnite and Godzilla crossover happening?
To some fans, it may seem a little far fetched considering the movie has already linked-up with PUBG for some promotion, but the evidence does seem to mount up.
There's been an interesting development at Polar Peak that might well give us an indication of what those eggs were doing there after all, and there has since been some audio found in the v9.30 update files - leaked by Lucas7Yoshi - which might well have revealed the sounds that the monster will make in the future.
cattus audio files pic.twitter.com/AvpkeNE8id
— Lucas7yoshi // Fortnite Leaks & News (@Lucas7yoshi) June 18, 2019
Could it be Godzilla?
On May 25, YouTuber HappyPower also noted some other hints that have already appeared in-game, which could be linked to the new movie. Yet, the first real link stemmed all the way back to the start of the new season.
Even though the volcano eruption in Fortnite Battle Royale served its purpose, allowing for Tilted Towers and Retail Row to be reimagined as Neo Tilted and Mega Mall, it can link to Godzilla. In the first trailer for the new movie, one of the monsters - Rodan - is seen above an erupting volcano, looking similar to the volcano eruption from the Season 9 trailer.
While it may not seem like much, one of the ‘dragon’ eggs that had been uncovered under Polar Peak back in Season 7 had popped up under the volcano in season eight - giving some sort of credence to the theory. Yet, the speculation doesn’t end just there.
Bruh are we really getting a Godzilla Collab or something :monocle::joyful:
(Thank you Chris for these) pic.twitter.com/erIe20hi2Y
— Happy Power (@HappyPower) May 26, 2019
In a further follow-up tweet, the YouTuber uploaded a short clip that compared a leak sound file from an upcoming in-game event that sounded eerily similar to Rodan’s role in the movies trailer.
— Happy Power (@HappyPower) May 26, 2019
It's on the move - at sea! (June 10)
Fortnite Battle Royale players have been trying to work out whether or not the Cattus event will result in the emergence of Godzilla, a dragon, or any other monsters... and more than one spanner has been thrown in the works by Epic Games.
Cattus monster destroys Loot Lake (June 18)
That's not all. While there might have already been some huge footprints discovered on the map, if players somehow missed those, the Cattus monster has more than certainly made its presence felt by destroying parts of the Loot Lake location on June 18.
Event taking place at Pressure Plant? (June 25)
Fortnite fans are now theorizing that a change to the Pressure Plant point of interest could be connected to the upcoming Cattus event, with claims that the structure unearthed below the volcano may be a cage to capture the monster.
Having not seen the true size of the beast running around destroying parts of the map, it's uncertain if it would fit or not. But, that's the latest theory.
Leaked Cattus event details (June 27)
New potential Cattus event details have really thrown a spanner in the works for players that were hoping for a Godzilla crossover in Season 9, as leaked poster graphics may link the event to a new Season 10 theme.
Some fans have already theorized, having seen the graphics, that the Cattus event could finally allow Epic Games to introduce a military-themed area to the battle royale map - something that's been rumored for a long time now. Not exactly a massive hint towards a dinosaur appearing on the map, of course, but many players will still be hopeful.
Placeholder textures found (July 5)
While the wait continues for the Cattus monster to strike again, players have uncovered placeholder textures outside of the map in creative mode.
The discovery has been posted multiple teams to the FortniteBR subreddit, with user ... giving us the clearest view of all. The textures, which show up as different colored blocks, are visible outside of the map but, as of writing, it is unknown if you can interact with them.
Countdown spotted on Fortnite map (July 13)
The date has been set!
We are now able to confirm that the event will take place on July 20 at 3:00 pm EST. Fortnite fans finally have information as to when the end of season event will take place after various countdowns appeared on the Fortnite map.
The timer is present above all of the sky platforms scattered across the Fortnite landscape, leading to speculation that players will be forced to watch the event from above.
— FortTory :island: - Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) July 13, 2019
Fortnite Cattus monster emerges (July 15)
It has been weeks since Fortnite players caught a glimpse of the monster that had been wrecking parts of the map swimming around the island, and it's back!
With speculation mounting surrounding a potential Season 9-ending clash with the huge robot being constructed at Pressure Plant, the Cattus creature has been spotted swimming nearer the battle royale island - with Polar Peak's castle still on its back.
Is the clash of the giants going to come sooner than we think?
As of yet, no one is exactly sure as to what Epic has planned with the Cattus event, but there's certainly a huge predator on the move and a lot of new details emerging frequently.
However, stay tuned to Dexerto for the latest breaking news and updates about Fortnite Battle Royale as the picture is starting to become a bit more clear with every passing update and datamine.
Last updated on July 15 at 12:30 am (EST), 2019.