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Fortnite to screen full Christopher Nolan movie in Party Royale event

Published: 22/May/2020 5:57 Updated: 22/May/2020 6:55

by Isaac McIntyre


Fortnite is set to screen a feature-length Christopher Nolan flick in a summer Party Royale event later this year, after the success of premiering the second international trailer for his blockbuster 2020 movie ‘Tenet’ on May 21.

Epic has become renowned for bringing new frontiers to video games with their battle royale title. Marvel larrikin Deadpool has been a major part of Season 2, while pop sensation Travis Scott used Fortnite to debut his latest single.

On the film front, Fortnite played host to an exclusive Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker clip back in December last year. The battle royale also held a massive event in the build-up to the Avengers: Endgame release in May 2019.

Needless to say, Fortnite has had its fingers in plenty of pop-culture pies. Now Epic is going one step further; they have confirmed plans to use the battle royale’s new non-violent Party Royale community hub to play a full Nolan feature film.

Industry figurehead Geoff Keighley confirmed the news on Twitter soon after the Tenet trailer premiered: “Just announced: Christopher Nolan is bringing one of his iconic films to Fortnite this summer for a full-length free screening for fans!”

The reveal Nolan would be bringing one of his highly-regarded classics to Epic’s 2018 title ⁠— to be played multiple times on Party Royale’s “big screen” ⁠— came after Tenet’s international trailer debuted in the battle royale on May 21.

Tenet may have been the focal point of the new event this week, but it’s unlikely the upcoming time-traveling film will actually be the Nolan movie aired in all its feature-length glory once summer finally arrives.

The question is, which of the British filmmakers’ iconic flicks will be making its way to Fortnite? There are two clear frontrunners for the honor: dream-diving ‘Inception’ and gritty Batman release ‘The Dark Knight.’

The Dark Knight makes a lot of sense, especially considering Batman crossovers have already been rife in Fortnite over the last few years.

Inception, on the other hand, is fast-approaching its 10th anniversary, which puts it right in pole-position as a suitable choice for the ambitious crossover event.

Fortnite revealed a Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker scene ahead of the blockbuster release earlier this year.
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Fortnite made history with a Star Wars scene ahead of The Rise of Skywalker’s release. Now Nolan is going one step further.

Epic has yet to officially confirm which of Nolan’s “iconic” movies will actually be rolling into the Party Royale cinema later this year, however. Until they do, Fortnite and Nolan fans alike will just have to guess which it’ll be.

Meanwhile, the famed director will finally be adding another film to his long list of reality-warping, mind-bending flicks when Tenet finally arrives later this year. The 2020 release is currently penciled in to premiere on July 16.


Fortnite Season 5 Rift Beacon leak hints at map changes

Published: 30/Nov/2020 10:20

by Connor Bennett


A new Fortnite leak has hinted at the Rift Beacons making a return in the near future, so, they could be coming back in the upcoming Chapter 2, Season 5 update?

Even with a new map, a raft of new mechanics, and different crossovers, Fortnite Chapter 2 hasn’t quite hit the heady heights it set itself back in Chapter 1 when it exploded onto the battle royale scene. 

That, in turn, leads fans to beg for Epic Games to bring back things from the past – be it a particular weapon, map location, and in some cases, an overall theme for the season. On of the most sought-after items, that fans would like to see make a return, are the Rift Beacons.

The beacons, which popped up in Season X, were apart of the ever-evolving map – with locations, new and old, taking their place with each update. Seeing a beacon in-game, at a certain location, spelled danger for it – and they gave fans something to look forward to.

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Rift Beacons spell the end of days for locations when they pop up.

Well, it looks like they could be returning in the near future – at least, perhaps, to play a role in the Galactus Event. 

Fortnite leaker TweaFN tweeted on November 29 that the beacons had been updated – alongside a whole host of other assets. These included the beam of light used in the Robot vs Monster event at the end of Season 9.

These event-related assets being updated does seem to suggest that they will be used in the Galactus, especially as the beacons were also updated prior to the Chapter 2, Season 3 event – where they played a small role. 

Even though all signs point to the beacons, at least for now, playing a role in the event – this doesn’t completely rule out their return in Season 5. 

As of writing, the only hint about the Season 5 theme we’ve got is the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda secret skin, so everything is on the table in terms of changes. We’ll just have to see what Epic decides to do.