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Fortnite leak reveals Midas’ thievery across all seasons

Published: 3/Apr/2020 17:19

by Joe Craven


A recent Fortnite battle royale leak indicates some seriously mischievous behavior on behalf of Midas, the head of Chapter 2’s The Agency. But what does it all mean?

Midas was added to Fortnite Chapter 2 back in February, with the inception of Season 2. A mysterious character, his gold touch mechanism can give any weapon or vehicle a shiny gold wrap.

He is named after King Midas from Greek mythology. The story is intended as a warning of greed, as Midas’ ability quickly became a curse and he accidentally turned his daughter into a gold statue. It seems that Fortnite is indeed following this tale if recent leaks are anything to go by.

Midas in Fortnite at The Agency
Epic Games
Midas in Fortnite.

With fans waiting to see what narratives Epic have in store for them, leaks are the best way to keep up to date with what might be round the corner. Some leaks have pointed to a doomsday device, with a number of hatches appearing around The Agency.

These leaks come by way of @spedicey, who has shared a quick peek inside Midas’ secret room. It certainly looks like he’s been up to some thievery, with a number of helmets and headgear on display.

This introduction video has been compounded by a number of other leaks, which cement the video as accurate.

These other leaks come from @InsidetheBattleBus, who shared an image of all the golden heads that Midas is hoarding. Long-time fans of Fortnite will recognize a host of characters from all seasons of Epic Games’ building BR, including: Tomatohead, Lynx and Beef Boss.

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The collection of helmets spans numerous Fortnite seasons.

Given his dastardly thieving, it’s hard to imagine Midas is not at least a pawn in some overarching evil scheme.

We’ll have to wait and see how this progresses, but it certainly looks like the heads are part of a wider narrative that will come to fruition when Season 2 ends.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

Fortnite leaked bundles
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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.