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Fortnite Season 9 Teaser 2 doubles down on futuristic Battle Royale theme

Published: 7/May/2019 10:12 Updated: 7/May/2019 15:52

by Matt Porter

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The second Fortnite Battle Royale Season 9 teaser has been dropped by Epic Games, further hinting at a futuristic theme for the highly-anticipated new season. 

Season 8 is officially coming to a close, with the final event of the season seeing popular locations like Tilted Towers and Retail Row demolished thanks to the volcano, while the recent ‘Unvaulting’ in-game event saw the return of the Drum Gun to the battle royale title.

With the release of each new season, Epic Games regularly use the teasers released before the official kick-off to tease the overarching theme, with pirates and treasure appearing throughout Season 8.

Epic GamesForntite’s Season 8 focused on a pirate and buried treasure theme.

Epic Games release second Season 9 teaser

Epic Games have released the second teaser for the highly-anticipated Season 9, seemingly continuing the theme of futuristic warfare with an image of a character that looks to be wearing a helmet, and possibly a space suit. 

The image, which was unveiled on the official Fortnite Battle Royale Twitter account, shows shows a female character wear a helmet, with a visor obscuring part of her face. The character seems to be wearing the same suit as seen in the first teaser, likely confirming that the pair are related in the overarching story.

The caption that accompanied the teaser reads: “The Future is Bright”, which could be a hint at some major changes that will be coming to the game in the near future. 

Epic GamesA look at the second Fortnite Season 9 teaser.

Following the release of the teaser, Epic Games Worldwide Creative Director Donald Mustard continued to tease fans with what they can expect when the new season launches, writing a cryptic message in response to the image, stating: “From the ashes…”

What this means for the game is unknown, but some have already started to guess that it has something to do with Tilted Towers and Retail Row, which were destroyed by the volcano and reduced to rubble and ash. 

The tweets also appear to be spelling out a phrase, with the letters ‘N’ and ‘E’ featuring as part of each of the teasers. What Epic Games are spelling out in these teasers is currently unknown, but some have surmised that it will be “NEW”, possibly hinting a brand new map for the game. 

Epic GamesWhat are Epic Games spelling out in the Season 9 teasers?

The first teaser appeared to hint at a futuristic theme as well, with a picture of what appears to be a robot, with a mysterious horned helmet that appeared during the ‘Unvaulting’ event, and has a script on its chest – although it’s unknown what the writing translates too.

The tweet was captioned with the phrase “The Future is Unknown”, prompting many to believe that we will see a massive overhaul of the game and the map as it moves towards a more futuristic feel following the pirate ships and cannonballs that were seen throughout Season 8.

Epic GamesThe first teaser for Season 9 hinted at a futuristic theme.

With excitement continuing to grow for Season 9, Epic Games have released brand new Overtime challenges that will allow players to unlock new styles for the Sidewinder, Ember and Master Key characters.

Fans will likely have to wait until Thursday, May 9 to see what the future holds for the popular battle royale title, but it’s extremely likely that Epic Games will release another teaser tomorrow on May 8.  

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Fortnite tease exclusive new Drift Crew skin with Fox Clan hints

Published: 24/Jan/2021 17:18 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 17:22

by Julian Young

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The official Fortnite Twitter account started the hype train for the game’s next Fortnite Crew release by changing their avatar and issuing cryptic tweets about ‘Fox Clan,’ and fans are already speculating on when the next big surprise might arrive.

Fortnite has a long history of using in-game and social media teasers to hype up the BR’s future content. Whether teasing some new skins or a complete rework of the game’s universe, Epic Games is no stranger when it comes to feeding players a slow drip of hints to build up the hype.

With Chapter 2 Season 5 well underway, players have already been treated to special events like Terminator and Predator crossovers. However, Season 5 doesn’t end until March 15 and players are already looking for clues on what the season’s next content drop might include.

On January 24, Fortnite’s official Twitter account changed its avatar and tweeted out two mysterious hints linked to the game’s next big reveal. The community quickly flooded Twitter to discuss what these new teasers might mean for the February Fortnite Crew release.

Fortnite Drift Crew Pack Skin HYPEX Leak
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Fortnite data miner HYPEX revealed the game’s new teasers are related to an upcoming Fortnite Crew skin for Drift.

The first tweet referenced establishing a connection and beginning a scan, which didn’t give fans much to go off of. However, the second part had some important implications, and included a reference to one of the games most iconic characters: Drift.

“Drift? Drift. Come in. Do you read me?” the last sentence read. Drift was originally introduced in Fortnite’s first Season 5, and was loved by players for his unique kitsune appearance and skins (kitsune means fox in Japanese, and these creatures often appear in Japanese folklore).

The second tweet issued a cryptic warning: “I know you don’t know who I am, but the Fox Clan is in trouble. We need you.” Fox Clan is something completely new to Fortnite, but it appeared to tie in with Drift’s previous in-game aesthetic and the account’s updated avatar.

Fortnite data miner HYPEX also believed the teasers are related to Drift. The leaker shared an image of an unreleased Drift skin – which appeared to be a female version of the previously-male character – and confirmed the skin will be included in the February edition of the Fortnite Crew subscription.

Fortnite Crew – Epic’s monthly subscription model – nets players each new battle pass and 1,000 V-bucks every season, along with Crew Packs that include an exclusive outfit and matching accessory. HYPEX confirmed that the teased Drift skin will be tied to an upcoming Crew Pack.

So far, Epic Games has not revealed any additional clues other than the two mysterious tweets. While new information will continue to be discovered by HYPEX and other data miners, no additional clues have been posted at the time of writing.

Fortnite fans will need to wait for confirmation on exactly what Epic has planned for the February Crew Pack. We will make sure to keep you updated as any new information is revealed at Fortnite Intel on Twitter.