Fortnite Season 7 map changes - Iceberg, Polar Peak, Frosty Flights, Happy Hamlet, Ziplines and more from the v7.00 update - Dexerto
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Fortnite Season 7 map changes – Iceberg, Polar Peak, Frosty Flights, Happy Hamlet, Ziplines and more from the v7.00 update

Published: 6/Dec/2018 7:53 Updated: 6/Dec/2018 13:18

by Ross Deason

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Fortnite’s highly anticipated seventh season finally went live on Thursday, December 6, and it came with a whole host of new map changes!

Fans of the game predicted that Season 7 would have some sort of snow and ice theme to celebrate the winter months, and the majority of leaks in the latter half of Season 6 seemed to prove those theories correct.

Add the fact that an iceberg was seen drifting ominously closer to the south coast of the map during the final weeks, and that snow eventually began to fall on Spawn Island, and the winter theme was all but confirmed.

Various teasers about a ‘frigid day’ dawning or a ‘bitter ice’ spreading only served to build upon the snow hype, but nobody knew exactly what to expect until the release of the Season 7 patch notes and trailer of December 6.

First and foremost, the Iceberg will features heavily as it will now be part of a new ‘biome’. Downtime for the v7.00 update hasn’t ended yet, but you can get a good idea of what to expect from the Iceberg in the Season 7 trailer below:

Below, you can find all of the map changes that we know of so far. We’ll be updating this article once downtime has ended and we’ve had a chance to look around for ourselves.

Iceberg 

The new Iceberg biome has now collided with the edge of the map, turning a large section of it into ice and snow and adding large amount more land. The overhead image of the Season 7 map shows that around a quarter of it has been affected! 

Frosty Flights

Frosty Flights is a ‘New Location’. It is located on the western edge of the Iceberg biome.

Given the name, don’t be surprised to find one of the new X-4 Sormwing planes nearby! 

Polar Peak

Polar Peak is a castle that has also been described as a ‘new location’.

You can find it right in the middle of the snow biome on top of the biggest snowy mountain that we have found so far.

Happy Hamlet

Majestic G1

Yet another new location, Happy Hamlet can found on the southern edge of the Iceberg Biome.

Other changes

The patch notes also confirmed that ziplines, points of interest and various icy areas have also been added throughout the map. They’ve also adjusted the way that the storm closes in, making final circles at the edge of the map more likely:

    • Icy Surfaces can be found in snowy areas.
      • Players will slide on certain frozen surfaces.
    • Ziplines can be found around the Iceberg and near Expedition Outposts.
      • Latch on and zip from one end to the other.
      • Aim, fire, or use items all while conveniently traveling on Ziplines.
    • Minimap updated.
  • Increased the chance of final circles ending on the outer edges of the map.
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How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

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.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

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.

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.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s 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 MCU 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.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

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.