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Fortnite Season 3 & Device event delayed again

Published: 3/Jun/2020 22:24 Updated: 3/Jun/2020 23:29

by Theo Salaun

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After having already postponed the launch of Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 3 and their in-game ‘Device’ event, Epic Games has announced that both will be further delayed once more.

On June 3, the developers announced that they are pushing the event back to June 15 and the upcoming season to June 17 in order to properly allow space for their communities to focus on the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement.

Like Infinity Ward’s decision to postpone Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s next season, the decision-makers behind Fortnite are prioritizing the focus needed on social issues over celebratory in-game content.

 

In a statement released on their website, Epic Games emphasized their awareness of the ongoing movement’s vitality and how, despite the excitement over Fortnite’s future, they want to “balance the Season 3 launch” with the social work being undertaken by their team and communities.

This is the second time that both Season 3 and the Device event have been postponed. On May 28, Epic pushed back both launch dates to June 11 and June 6, respectively, so that their team could make sure everything was perfected on each launch day.

 

When does Fortnite Season 3 start?

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 will now be starting on June 17, allowing some much-needed time for employees to amplify their involvement in a nationwide movement.

Based on prior seasons and leaks sourced by dataminers, substantial changes are expected, including new weapons and items, in addition to another Battle Pass and story.

Specifically, regarding the map, there are indications that parts of the island will become flooded, based on the leaked icon for the new season.

PS StoreThe leaked Fortnite Season 3 icon in the PlayStation Store suggests that there could be a flood on the map.

 

When is the Device event?

As for the upcoming event, previously dubbed the Doomsday event by leakers, it is now scheduled to launch on June 15—two days ahead of Season 3.

The Agency in Fortnite after being destroyed.
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Leaks also suggest that The Agency will be destroyed by Season 3.

Based on said leakers, the in-game event is expected to center around The Agency, with the Shadow vs Ghost storyline from Season 2 continuing as the popular area gets fully destroyed by some sort of massive explosion.

While it’s unclear whether that change will be caused by the event or happen during it, the Fortnite community is excited to get going and find out what exactly is going on in the popular battle royale’s storyline.

On the bright side, these new delays will at least grant the playe-base even more time to complete their Battle Pass challenges, as well as wrapping up any last-minute business they might have on the island.

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How to watch Fortnite Galactus live event: Countdown, start time, leaks

Published: 30/Nov/2020 11:40 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 11:47

by Brad Norton

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Excitement for Fortnite’s Season 4 Nexus War finale event, which will introduce Marvel villain Galactus, is at fever pitch. From start times to how to watch live, here’s everything you need to know.

Love them or hate them, Fortnite’s crossovers with Marvel have become big business for Epic Games. Season 4 has introduced a number of skins and weapons for our favorite superheroes and villains, and it’s set to go out with a bang with the arrival of Galactus.

We don’t know too much about what will happen when the Devourer of Worlds hits the Island, but as his moniker suggests, it’s going to spell trouble; the event has been described as “an interactive Marvel movie” by Epic, and is expected to be one of the biggest events the game has ever seen.

Below, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the Nexus War finale including start times, how to watch, leaks about another potential Black Hole scenario, and what to expect when Season 5 finally arrives.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Fortnite Galactus event
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Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event

If you want to take part in Fortnite’s Nexus War finale event, Epic recommends you log in to the game at least 60 minutes prior to the start time and date listed above, with the event playlist expected to go live 30 minutes before the event.

Epic have also advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat) for the best experience.

However, if you don’t want to play, and instead just want to watch the event live, you can tune in to Nickmercs’ live stream on Twitch below.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

It’s also been heavily rumored that there will be another Black Hole type situation once the Galactus event comes to a close. Back when Chapter 1 ended, the battle royale was stuck behind a black hole loading screen, with nothing for players to do until Chapter 2 began.

The potential return of a blackout was pointed out on November 18 by data miner FNLeaksAndInfo, who tweeted: “Prepare for some more possible downtime after the event similar to the Black Hole event!”

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s been possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard-sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

 

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.

What can we expect from Fortnite Season 5?

As we mentioned earlier, once the impending Galactus event is over, it’s rumored that there will be another Black Hole style blackout, where the game may be offline for a day or two before Season 5 is playable.

It’s expected that Season 5 will bring with it a new map, after Galactus destroys the current one. A leak has also appeared to confirm a crossover with The Mandalorian, which will bring with it new skins and, of course, the lovablele Baby Yoda.