The conclusion to Fortnite Season 9 looks to be in the works with files being uncovered regarding a new Doggus event. Here's everything we know so far about Epic Games' upcoming creation, including some interesting changes at Pressure Plant.
The Epic Games team might currently be on their summer break, but that doesn’t mean that they have left the battle royale title dormant and without new content.
The 14 Days of Summer event might be in full swing, but it's another new thing that has caught the attention of fans. Some big changes to the map have started to unfold and if you haven't got an idea of what 'Doggus' means just yet, don’t worry, here’s everything we know so far about the strangely named event.
Pressure Plant construction
Back on June 25, game files were uncovered that showed that the Pressure Plant location was set for a change - with something waiting underneath. Some fans theorized that the previously escaped Cattus monster was going to rise up, although a different outcome has been revealed.
As of July 1, players can now see that the construction of a huge Robot taking place. Two feet are already in place for everybody to see, with one leg yet to be built - as the new giant is set to take some time before being completed.
Fortnite v9.30 content update shows new developments (July 4)
For those crossing their fingers for an almighty brawl between a robot and monster sometime in the future, the third v9.30 content update might go some way in suggesting it could happen.
There has been further developments at the Pressure Plant location and, as suggested by dataminers, whatever Doggus turns out to be, it's more than certainly being built fast.
Players visiting the popular point of interest, which was formerly a volcano, will notice that huge pieces of metal scaffolding has appeared around the project and it's bigger, too.
A new function for drones has been discovered as well, with Fortnite fan @takecontrolz noticing that they're now helping to build the robot.
For those who aren't aware, usually these drones would appear at one or two locations every match, and shooting them down results in them dropping valuable loot. As far as many were concerned, that was there only function - but apparently not!
Torso added to robot! (July 8)
Just four days after the last major addition to the robot, a torso has now been assembled and added to the design - showing just how big this thing is going to be when it's completed.
With drones hard at work bringing the Doggus machine up to speed, and a recent absence of movement from the Cattus monster, it may be just a matter of time before the two collide.
It's almost complete! (July 11)
Players dropping at Pressure Plant might have noticed that the giant robot is, dare we say it, almost operational. New parts have been added to its design, including the right bicep and left forearm, marking its sixth phase of development.
It's now only a matter of time before the face is revealed for all to see - with leakers claiming there's just two more phases to go! Until then, check it out.
How long will the robot take to build?
There has been no date revealed for when the Doggus robot will be completed. However, progress has been quick so far and it already looks like Epic has decided how it will be built.
Popular Fortnite leaker FortTory revealed unencrypted files that showed the stages in which the robot would be built. Those files didn’t show when the head would be attached, though. Presumably, that will mark the final stage of its development.
FortTory also speculated that the head could be added in the last update of season 9. Yet, that is purely a theory at this stage.
Current ''Robot'' Stages in the files!
Stage 2: Calf Left
Stage 3: Calf Right
Stage 4: Thigh Left
Stage 5: Torso
Stage 6: Bicep Left
Stage 7: Bicep Right
Stage 8: Forearm Left
— FortTory :island: - Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) June 30, 2019
Will there be a Doggus vs Cattus battle?
After the Cattus monster was revealed back on May 22, speculation grew about some sort of monster ravaging the Fortnite map and leaving players trembling in its wake.
It looks as if the Doggus robot will be its foe for the end of season 9 and that they might duke it out in some sort of battle before the launch of season 10. While the event might only be in its early stages, a fight between the two isn’t completely out of the question as Epic does like to implement spectacular cinematic events to close out a season.
Countdown spotted on Fortnite map (July 13)
The date has been set! 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.
We are now able to confirm that the event will take place on July 20 at 3:00 pm EST. It's likely it will be similar to the previous events where players will be safe from elimination for a limited period of time.
— FortTory :island: - Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) July 13, 2019
As of yet, there have been no confirmed details as to what Epic has planned with the Doggus robot, but something is clearly in the works!
Stay tuned to Dexerto for the latest breaking news and updates about Fortnite Battle Royale as the bigger picture is starting to become clearer with each new datamine and map change.
Last updated on July 13, 2019 at 7:00am (EST).