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Fortnite Doggus event: Robot, Cattus battle, leaks, everything we know

Published: 2/Jul/2019 10:28 Updated: 13/Jul/2019 11:08

by Connor Bennett

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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. 

Epic GamesThe 14 Days of Summer event hasn’t taken attention away from everything else in Fortnite.

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. 

Twitter: OrikginalPlayers can see some sort of action unfolding at Pressure Plant.

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.  

Epic GamesThe upper leg and calf of the robot has now appeared.

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!

Twitter, @takecontrolzFortnite drones are helping build the Doggus project.

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. 

FortniteBR, TwitterThe robot’s torso can now be seen in Fortnite Battle Royale.

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.

Epic GamesThe Fortnite robot got a little bigger on July 11.

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.

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.

iScenario, TwitterThe Cattus monster escaped its Polar Peak home before destroying parts of the Fortnite map.

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. 

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). 

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Epic confirms Fortnite World Cup 2021 has been canceled

Published: 5/Dec/2020 5:55

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Epic Games has confirmed that they have “no plans” for any live events next year, including Fortnite World Cup 2021, all but canceling the event. It’s something many fans expected but still feared, even though most understand it’s necessary.

Fortnite’s competitive scene is one of many that have been rocked in 2020. It was something nobody anticipated or expected, at least, in terms of how severe an impact it would have on the world.

Unfortunately, we’re not out of the woods yet, and that means there’s still a spanner in the works. Epic Games has decided it’s still too risky to host live events anytime soon.

They’ve opted to cancel all live events in 2021, including the Fortnite World Cup. They laid it all out in their latest blog post.

Epic Games Fortnite World Cup Canceled 2021
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The Fortnite World Cup is the premier event in the Fortnite competitive scene.

“Our intent is to eventually hold global in-person tournaments again, but our priority for any such event is the health and safety of our players and staff,” they said. It’s a sentiment that other organizations have shared.

“With so much still unknown about what is practical and safe, we do not plan to hold in-person events in 2021, including a Fortnite World Cup,” they added. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any competitions at all.

“We will continue to provide online competitions throughout 2021 with the hopes that physical events, in some form, can return at some point in the future,” they said. 

It’s crazy to think that we might still be a year away from seeing LAN esports events again. However, it’s a sensible decision given the circumstances.

Epic Games Fortnite World Cup Canceled 2021
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Fortnite fans will need to wait at least another year before seeing a LAN tournament.

It’s bittersweet news for fans and players around the world. They’d love to see competitive LAN events in the Fortnite scene once again.

But at the same time, it’s good to know that Epic Games has everyone’s best interests at heart. They aren’t willing to risk anything, which is nice.