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Fortnite leak hints at Launch Pads return in Season 5

Published: 21/Nov/2020 4:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite seasons are all about doing out with the old and in with the new, but sometimes they bring back relics of the past, and if a recent leak is anything to go by, Launch Pads are set to make a comeback.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 has been an incredible ride since it started back in August. However, now that it’s almost done and dusted, players have been looking forward to the next season.

Like most season changes, it will undoubtedly include all kinds of new bits and pieces. Fortnite players anticipate everything from widespread map changes to new skins, weapons, and of course, battle pass content.

It’s not always about what’s new, either. A new season often includes other changes such as the removal or ‘vaulting’ of past items. For example, in the latest season, Launch Pads were removed for the first time since they were added back in November 2017.

It wasn’t the most significant change by any means, but it changed the landscape of the game to an extent. Launch Pads played a key role in any given game and often dictated the tempo and pacing.

Fortnite Launch Pad Epic Games
Epic Games
Fortnite players had mixed reactions to Launch Pads.

Fortnite players had mixed reactions about Launch Pads. Some felt they provided too much mobility and needed to be nerfed or removed. Others thought they were fine and made the game more interesting.

Either way, a recent leak hints they might be making their way back into the game sooner than expected. 

Fortnite data miner ‘Mang0e’ was digging through the v14.60 game files and found that Launch Pads were in the mix. “It looks like some launch pad assets were added back into the files,” he said.

Keep in mind, though, finding Launch Pads in the files doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be coming back to the game. For all we know, they could feature in an event or LTM.

Still, considering the Unvaulted event has wrapped up and the Launch Pad was nowhere to be found, the leak is a strong indication that their return in Fortnite Season 5 could be on the cards.

In the end, nobody will know for sure until the next season begins. However, it’s an exciting prospect that is bound to change the dynamic of the meta once again.


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

galactus skin fortnite
Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.