Fortnite: New leaks suggest that the castle at Polar Peaks could see major changes in Season 7 - Dexerto

Fortnite: New leaks suggest that the castle at Polar Peaks could see major changes in Season 7

Published: 6/Dec/2018 21:55 Updated: 6/Dec/2018 22:43

by Albert Petrosyan


The release of the brand new Season 7 in Fortnite Battle Royale has introduced a wide variety of new locations, including Polar Peak.

Located in the new snow biome and near the area formerly occupied by Greasy Grove, Polar Peak is a large new mountain fully covered by snow.

Sitting atop the mountain’s peak is a stone castle that was previously seen poking out of the iceberg when it was floating off of the coast of the Fortnite mainland.

Players can enter and explore the castle, but the only areas that are accessible are the top levels, as the lower areas are blocked off due to the snow and ice.

Shortly after the launch of Season 7, fans have theorized that the snow and ice will ultimately melt as the season goes along, opening up the lower levels for exploration.

That theory has now been substantiated by new files in the Season 7 game files which have been discovered and leaked by Fortnite news and leaks outlet @FortTory. 

According to the leaks above, the lower levels of the castle already do exist, and there are clear indications that the snow blocking access to them will be melting in increments.

It appears that after every weekly game update, an additional layer of snow will melt, until the full castle becomes accessible several weeks into the season. 

There is much more than meets the eye when it comes to the castle at the new Polar Peak location.

A video published by popular Fortnite YouTuber ‘Happy Power’ tours the bottom levels of the castle using an exploit glitch that allows players to look below the snow. 

The content of the video make it quite clear that the lower area is already build and coded into the game, which means that it’ll be just a matter of time before players can get down there.

Another Fortnite YouTuber, ‘WolfGaming’ release a quick video that demonstrates how players can go about looking below the snow near the castle at Polar Peak.

Weekly map changes such as this are nothing new to Fortnite; one of the best examples of this was when the former Dusty Depot was hit by a meteor at the start of Season 4 to form Dusty Divot, which ultimately turned from being a barren rocky crater to a tree-filled location.

Similarly, Tilted Towers and Risky Reels have both seen central structures destroyed in the past, only to be slowly repaired on a week-to-week basis. 

Dusty Divot was a large, barren crater at the start of Season 4, and it has transformer into a tree-filled location over time.

If the concept of melting snow and ice becomes reality in Season 7, this opens the door to a whole new world of possibilities that go beyond just the castle.

New locations could come to be as the season goes on, and new surprises and secrets could be revealed to be hiding under the thick layer of snow. 


Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce


Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!