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Fortnite’s Scientist rocket event at Dusty Depot – all details and leaks

Published: 13/Sep/2019 12:48 Updated: 23/Sep/2019 8:59

by David Purcell


Epic Games appears to be building towards yet another huge rocket event in Fortnite Battle Royale and the construction is almost complete.

First of all, there were a number of brand new features added to the free-to-play title on September 11 as developers rolled out their v10.30 patch.


While many players might have been distracted with the brand new Moisty Palms Rift Zone and the return of Greasy Grove – both sparked by Rift Beacons that activated just days before – it’s structural tweaks at Dusty Depot that has got many people talking. Yet, there have been a handful of developments since.

Fortnite screengrabA Moisty Palms Rift Zone can now be found in Fortnite.

Fortnite Season 10 rocket event

Speculation about a brand new rocket event emerged following the update, after scaffolding was placed at the point of interest. Players can use the inside of the building to maneuver themselves onto the roof as new doors have been added to the interior. 


This new metal structure on top of one bunker has a huge amount of free space in the middle, where the rocket will presumably be built. 

FORTNITE SCREENGRABDusty Depot has been given a facelift in Season 10, but will a rocket be prepared for liftoff very soon?

New rocket leaks

Dusty has been the building zone for Rift Beacons throughout the course of the season and this event would be just the latest impact that the factory has had on other parts of the map. 

Datamines have already revealed a number of details regarding the rocket, with the first leaked image showing just the outline – posted to Reddit by PatrickDearden, and a later leak giving fans a first-look at its design via FortTory. 


New rocket mesh from r/FortniteLeaks

You would have to cast your mind back to Fortnite Season 4 for the last time the game had a rocket ship included in the map and on that occasion, it blasted off to mark the end of the season. 

Whether or not it will play out in the same way again remains to be seen. For all we know, it could take players to a whole new map! That is a bit of a long shot, though. 

Following these two leaks, a few other images giving us a closer look at potentially the singular pieces – which will likely be added one by one during the event – were leaked by Lucas7Yoshi. 

Lucas7YoshiJudging by the leaks, it does appear to be very similar to the rocket from Fortnite Season 4.

Construction has begun! 

While the leaks provided a numbers of things for players to get excited about, there have been a few more interesting changes made in-game – as of September 16.

FortniteMasterParts were added to Dusty Depot, just days before construction took place.

The rocket parts appeared and then the Scientist appears to have started the project at Dusty Depot. 

Fortnite screengrabConstruction has begun.

Rocket is upright

Following the v10.31 content update, new construction on the rocket has appeared at Dusty Depot.

Where we saw just a singular base, players can now see that the rocket is taking shape and is well on it’s way to becoming a fully-fledged spacecraft.

Fortnite ScreenshotA new part to the rocket has appeared at Dusty Depot.

It’s almost ready for blast-off! 

The rocket at Dusty Depot is edging towards completion and can now be seen from outside the grey bunker, it’s that tall! 

While we still don’t know what the rocket is being built for in Season 10, it hasn’t stopped fans from tracking its progress. Maybe we’ll see it blast off at some stage in the near future. 

Fortnite screengrabWe’re close.

We’ll continue to update this article as more developments in this event emerge. Until then, hop into the game and check it all out for yourself!

Article last updated on September 23, 2019 at 04:56 am (EST). 


Fortnitemares 2020 could be bringing back Zombie Husks with a twist

Published: 20/Oct/2020 3:12

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s annual Halloween event has evolved over the years though new leaks stemming from the 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares could hint at a return of controversial Zombie Husks.

Introduced back in 2017, Fortnitemares began as a Save The World event. It soon expanded as the spooky festivities took over the battle royale mode in 2018 as well. It was in this version of the annual event that players were forced to fend off hordes of Zombie Husks.


Cubes would spawn around the map as dozens of AI-controlled Husks would charge toward squads. It could often be overwhelming and outright end your run if they’re not taken care of instantly. This led to a rather drastic change in the 2019 event where individual Zombies would spawn at random while looting instead.

While certain emotes and various items have already leaked, we now have a new piece of intel on the upcoming Fortnitemares event. Nothing is set in stone though it appears the 2018 threat could be returning in some form.

Fortnite Zombie Husk gameplay
Epic Games
Zombie Husks were quite controversial in the 2018 Fortnitemares event due to just how many spawned at once.

In Fortnite’s 14.30 update, plenty was changed on the surface and under the hood. As new content was added in, Epic Games also made some secret adjustments in preparation for the Halloween-themed event.

“A sound for the Zombies cube spawners was changed in 14.30,” prominent dataminer ‘Mang0e revealed. While this could be nothing of significance, it would be odd for the developers to make a change like this out of the blue.

There’s no telling exactly how these cube spawners will be adjusted, though it seems certain they’ll be back in some form. 


This means every player will need to be on high alert just like in 2018. You won’t have individual jump scares to worry about this year, but overwhelming swarms of AI could threaten your run.

We won’t have to wait long to see how the annual event evolves this time around. The 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares doesn’t yet have a date locked in. However, things typically kick off in the final week of October. 

Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days as the frightful update rolls around. In the meantime, be sure to get ahead of the upcoming event with our rundown on everything we know about Fornitemares 2020 so far.