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Fortnite Chapter 2 map changes following end of Winterfest event

Published: 7/Jan/2020 23:46

by Eli Becht


Fortnite’s Winterfest event has wrapped up and we’re already seeing map changes as a result of that.

With the conclusion of the Winterfest, the Fortnite map has started to experience a shift in weather patterns as the snow has started to melt away from the map.

Through the duration of the event, the entire Chapter 2 map was covered with snow, and even though we’re still in January, the map is beginning to thaw out.

Epic GamesWinterfest is over, so what’s next?

Instead of it all disappearing at once, the snow is slowly melting away, beginning at Slurpy Swamp first.

We don’t know the exact path it will take, but we don’t expect the snow to stick around for long since the process has already begun.

Epic GamesThe melting process has started.

As for what this all means, it hard to tell for right now. Fortnite Chapter 2’s inaugural season will be wrapping in February, so there’s still plenty of space Epic Games will have to fill in with content to keep players engaged.

The Winterfest event was very well-received by the community, possibly due to the fact so much free content was given away. We don’t have a clear idea of what’s coming next, but we’re sure the answer will be revealed in the near future.

Epic GamesThe snow is all melting.

Epic Games always have something up their sleeves when it comes to new content coming to the game, so there’s no reason to give up hope now.

Map changes have been a lot rarer in Chapter 2, but they do happen. Fortnite updates have also slowed down a lot since Chapter 2 hit, but a large part of that might have to do with the holiday season and many employees taking time off.

Epic GamesWhat comes after the snow?

We’ll have a better idea for the cadence the developers will be following once Chapter 2 enters its second season.

To close out seasons, Epic Games usually have some sort of event prepared and we don’t expect that to change this time around.

Perhaps we can start seeing that plan put into action once all of this snow melts. Something has to fill the void, so why wait around?


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.