Fortnite: More leaks and audio files hint at snow coming for the winter season - Dexerto

Fortnite: More leaks and audio files hint at snow coming for the winter season

Published: 29/Nov/2018 3:40 Updated: 29/Nov/2018 3:43

by Albert Petrosyan


More and more leaks are being found on a daily basis that point to snow coming soon to the Fortnite Battle Royale map for the holiday season.

While Epic Games are sure to add some themed decorations and items to the map as they did last winter, players are expecting them to also go above and beyond this time around.

These theories and speculation have been fueled by numerous leaks and hints about snow, none more eye-catching than the large storm cloud that is floating over the map’s horizon. 

After the release of the v6.31 update on November 27, some have discovered that the cloud is emitting a distinct sound that can be heard when looked at directly.

This is very reminiscent of the meteor from Season 4, which also made a sound that players could hear whenever they pointed their reticle at it.

At that time, during Season 4, player analyzed the noise via a spectrograph, which revealed an image of the ‘Take the L’ emote dance. 

With this in mind, some decided to stick the storm cloud noise into a spectrograph, and low and behold, it revealed this image.

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If the logo at the center looks familiar, that’s because you may have seen it before on this season’s Hunting Party Skin called A.I.M., as well as the parachute which the character used to land on the map.

This ties into and further supports the speculation that A.I.M. is somehow linked to the impending snowstorm, especially since its hands and feet appear to be frozen.

Towards the end of October, Fortnite’s Twitter account sent out this tweet to NASA ICE, replying to their post about tabular icebergs having been found near a prominent ice shelf.

This wouldn’t be the first time Epic have used the real world to send out clues about what may be coming to Fortnite; many will remember a real-life replica of the Durrr Burger appearing in a California desert right before the start of Season 5.

While this tweet may have not been paid much attention to at the time, it makes a lot more sense when considered along with all of these other leaks and clues.

On another note, Twitter user @IrishTekkers went into Playground to better analyze the storm cloud and icebergs approaching the map, and he discovered that there was some sort of structure stuck in the ice.

All of this comes after more leaks were discovered right after the release of the v6.31 update, which added an effect to the way character’s breathed in-game. Close analysis of their breathing revealed a slight fog whenever a character exhales, which matches up with the ‘ColdBreath’ file found in game files. 

While players are free to draw their conclusions from all of this, no one can know what’s coming for sure until Season 7 arrives, which is set to happen in the early days of December.

Until then, keep the leaks coming! 


Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.