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Fortnite hatches activated as Doomsday event countdown revealed

Published: 23/May/2020 13:39

by Connor Bennett


The date and time for Fortnite’s Doomsday Event has finally been revealed as the countdown is now underway in-game.

After the longest season in Fortnite history came to a close, Chapter 2 Season 2 started with the Top Secret theme taking over the map. Players have done battle at new locations, taken on NPC secret agents, and even been able to temporarily join a side thanks to the telephone booths scattered around the map.

However, while it has been a ton of fun, all good things must come to an end. Epic Games are rustling up one of their renowned cinematic live events for the conclusion of the season, revealing the long-awaited answer to the question of when is Chapter 2 Season 2 coming to a close.

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The Top Secret theme of Fortnite Season 2 is making way for something new.

When is Fortnite’s Doomsday Event?

Players who hopped into Fortnite on Saturday, May 23 noticed that a seven-day countdown had appeared in the pre-game lobby – signaling that the end of the season is almost here.

The timer is counting down to Saturday, May 30 with the Doomsday event set to get underway at around the usual live event time of 7:05 pm BST/20:05 pm CEST/2:05 pm EDT/11:05 am PDT.

As ever, Epic has hidden small hints inside of Fortnite for fans to find in anticipation of the live event. These small clues allow for theories to run wild as fans try to predict what is going to happen.

With this event, players have noticed that the hatches which had started appearing around The Agency have begun bubbling away. The numerous hatches all have air patches above them and make a slight sound when you go near them, but nothing too loud.

All these hints seem to point towards something happening with the water that appeared on the new map with the start of Fortnite Chapter 2.

Previously, leaks for Chapter 2, Season 3 had claimed that the map would be taken by a water theme and that players would need new vehicles – notably, a shark – to get around. We’ll just have to see what happens.


Fortnite glitch lets you ‘drive’ the Battle Bus ahead of Galactus event

Published: 29/Nov/2020 12:44

by Daniel Cleary


A new glitch with the Fortnite Battle Bus has been found, letting you ‘drive’ the vehicle towards Galactus ahead of Season 4’s in-game Nexus War event.

The hype for Fortnite’s Season 4 live-action event is now starting to build, after Galactus has reappeared outside of the battle royale island ahead of the final showdown on November 30.

Nexus War will likely feature all of the superhero characters such as Wolverine, Thor, and others that have recently been added to Fortnite, as they face off against the Marvel supervillain.

Galactus in Fortnite
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Galactus can be seen in the water outside of the Fortnite island.

It was previously hinted that, during the upcoming event, Fortnite players will also need to “join the fight” against Galactus by learning how to drive the Battle Bus and a new glitch has been found allowing players to do exactly that.

Fortnite YouTuber Glitch King has revealed a clever trick that players can do to stay in the Battle Bus after the start of a game and ‘drive’ right up to where Galactus currently rests.

The content creator explained that after entering any limited-time mode where the Battle Bus paths towards the Marvel character, you need to briefly disconnect your internet connection just before the Bus kicks you out at the end.

The Fortnite vehicle will continue to move towards Galactus with your character still inside, giving you an up-close look at the Devourer of Worlds.

While it is likely that players will have much more control of the Battle Bus when it does become a feature in the event, it can give players an early feel for what the Nexus War might look like.

As of now, it remains unclear what exactly will happen during the Nexus War event but there have been a few Fortnite leaks hinting at yet another Black Hole ending to the in-game event.

Fortnite fans won’t have to wait too much longer to find out for sure, however, with only a short while remaining until Season 4 comes to a close and the Nexus War event finally takes place.