Fortnite Season 8: is Wailing Woods going to be replaced by a Jungle?

Published: 21/Feb/2019 16:49 Updated: 21/Feb/2019 17:05

by Calum Patterson


Fortnite players are gearing up for the start of Season 8, with big changes to almost every aspect of the game – and fans have already began theorizing what could be on the horizon.

We already know that an earthquake is set to take place on the map – as indicated by the large cracks in the surface which have started to appear – but what damage will it inflict?

Some have predicted that Tilted Towers will meet its demise, at least partially, but a new fan theory suggests that it will be ‘Wailing Woods’ which suffers the worst.

This theory is actually based on the secret lab, added under Wailing Woods in Season 8, and this fan, u/SonOfGarry, reckons the earthquake might actually originate from this location.

Taking inspiration from Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, the same technology which was used to create rifts, will cause the earthquake. 

My theory is that the former owners of Dusty and Anarchy run the lab, and are researching rifts and their space-time altering properties. Likely, they are hoping to reverse time back to stop the meteor crash, The motivation doesn’t really matter, I’m just trying to state that this lab is going after something bigger than just short range portals.

Now where do the earthquakes fit in? Well, have you seen the movie Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse? If you haven’t, spoiler warning! Throughout the movie, the villain Kingpin’s main plot device is a powerful particle collider capable of opening holes between dimensions. The device is so powerful, that it ends up causing seismic activity when activated, shaking the ground beneath the city. So, in theory, the lab at wailing has developed in secret a much larger rift generator, which is causing the earthquakes.

u/SardarConceptsFortnite fans have predicted a jungle coming to the map at some point.

So, what will the earthquake do? This fan reckons an entirely new biome will replace Wailing Woods, possibly impacting Lonely Lodge too.

What will happen exactly is hard to say, but likely it’ll be similar to the events of Season 5, with an entire new biome dropped into the area, replacing the woods and possibly other surrounding areas including Lonely and crates.

What do you think could end up in this area? My money’s on a jungle, but other theories such as a volcanic or aquatic landscape are possible too.

Fortnite Season 8 is expected to start on February 28, and fans will just have to wait and see if their theories come true.


Fortnite Halo Master Chief skin leaked and coming soon

Published: 3/Dec/2020 12:15 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 12:33

by Jacob Hale


New leaks suggest that Halo’s iconic Master Chief character might be coming to Fortnite, as the collaborations keep coming in to Epic Games’ hit battle royale title.

In recent Fortnite seasons, we’ve already seen Marvel characters make their way into the game and, for Season 5, a collaboration with The Mandalorian brings new cosmetics and challenges to the game.

For the strong legion of fans of the Halo series though, whether they still play it regularly or not, the idea of playing as Master Chief in Fortnite will be a hugely exciting one.

Here’s what we know about Master Chief in Fortnite so far.

Halo Infinite cover Master Chief
Halo Infinite is due to release soon, making it the perfect time for a Fortnite collab.

Is Master Chief coming to Fortnite?

While there has been no official confirmation or even a hint from Fortnite or Halo devs Bungie, the leaks are starting to grace the internet, bringing the character that the entire Halo story is based around to the daunting battle royale island.

After an initial tweet from FNBRLeaks suggested that there would be a collaboration in the future — including a Red vs Blue LTM (Red and Blue are the two teams in Halo) as well as cosmetics — it was backed up with screenshots of the rumored cosmetics.

As you can see in the tweet below, there is allegedly a Master Chief outfit coming to the game, as well as a Lil’ Warthog Emote and a UNSC Pelican Glider arriving, both from the Halo series.

When is Master Chief coming to Fortnite?

As for when the leaked Master Chief is due to arrive, we don’t have much information yet. On December 2, leaks revealed that God of War’s Kratos will be arriving in Fortnite during Season 5.

Some fans have theorized that Kratos could be arriving in Season 5 for PlayStation fans (as God of War is a PlayStation exclusive) whereas Master Chief could be the Xbox alternative, with Halo being Xbox-exclusive.

If they do come at or around the same time, Season 5 is due to end on March 16, so expect to see these arrive by then if they’re both expected this season.

As always, take these leaks with a pinch of salt — while they come from reliable sources, we never the full details on these until Epic Games confirm them, so we’ll just have to wait and see.