Fortnite Doomsday event countdown and new details leaked

Published: 20/May/2020 12:56

by Jacob Hale


The end of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 is fast approaching, and new event details have been leaked, bringing another layer of excitement to the introduction of the new season. The event has been referred to as “Doomsday” and could have big repercussions for the future.

One thing that Fortnite does better than almost any other game is events. We’ve seen the likes of Marshmello and Travis Scott perform concerts in-game, battles between mythical beasts and the infamous black hole event, which sucked the entire map into a big black hole for days to bring in Chapter 2.

Now, players are anticipating the Doomsday event, and new details may have just surfaced regarding the event.

What is the Doomsday event?

There has been no official confirmation of what the Doomsday event is going to be, but thanks to new updates from well-respected data-miner and leaker HYPEX, we’ve seen that the event might be called “Fritter”.

Though this doesn’t give much away, one definition of ‘fritter’ is to “divide something into small pieces,” which could suggest that the map is going to be split or destroyed, completely changing how it looks and is played. Of course, all we have right now are theories, but we shouldn’t have to wait too long before Epic Games’ plan for the event becomes clearer.

What to expect ahead of the Doomsday event

According to HYPEX, Fortnite will trigger three “event flags” soon to signal the incoming Doomsday event.

Although the details are a little scarce, not offering too much information on when we can expect these things to happen, they’re at least good signals of what’s coming in Fortnite. They are:

  • The Doomsday Device disappearing from Midas’ room and possibly being placed elsewhere on the map
  • The event countdown (more information on that below)
  • A “KeyDeliveryCalendarEvent”, which doesn’t have a clear meaning but could be the actual trigger of the event.

When is the “Fritter” Doomsday event?

Alongside the leaked files, a countdown timer has also been leaked, hovering over The Agency directly in the middle of the map.

This doesn’t necessarily mean the event will be occurring there specifically, but you should expect to gather around the point of interest for when the countdown timer hits zero so as not to miss anything.

As HYPEX notes here, the leaked countdown is incorrect, so the Fritter/Doomsday event isn’t actually 11 hours away. However, even for that there is no official word. Your best bet is to keep an eye on The Agency in the coming days so you know exactly when the event is going down.

Obviously, as with any leak, you should take everything here with a pinch of salt, but this data miner has a very strong track record – so expect to start seeing Fritter unfold at some point in the near future.

Fortnite Season 3 is expected to start on June 4, which means the event will likely occur on or before that date and, if a prior leak is anything to go by, it will bring about some very interesting changes.


Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce


Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!