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Published: 7/May/2019 10:12 Updated: 7/May/2019 15:52by Matt Porter
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 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.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 7, 2019
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.
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.
From the ashes…
— Donald Mustard (@DonaldMustard) May 7, 2019
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.
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.
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.