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Fortnite just secretly added Galactus to the map as Season 4 finale looms

Published: 14/Oct/2020 4:29 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 14:55

by Isaac McIntyre


The current Fortnite big bad buy, Galactus, has finally appeared in battle royale, in a secret change in patch v14.30 on Oct. 13. The iconic Marvel villain can now be spotted in the sky above Fortnite island ahead of the looming Season 4 finale.

It’s no secret world-eating Marvel villain Galactus is on his way to Fortnite island ⁠— he was shown flying through space in the very first Season 4 trailer ⁠— but up until now, he has been a threat outside the game, rather than in the battle royale.

All that has changed after the patch v14.30 update on October 13, however; the Devourer of Worlds can now be spotted in Fortnite, flying towards the battle royale’s Chapter 2 map.

In classic Epic Games fashion, this new arrival wasn’t mentioned anywhere in the Fortnite v14.30 patch notes, but Dexerto has all the details on Galactus’ surprise appearance, thanks to a series of leaks, and some eagle-eyed Fortnite players.

Marvel villain Galactus is on his way to destroy the Fortnite island in Season 4.
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Marvel villain Galactus is on his way to destroy the Fortnite island in Season 4.

First off, you’ll be wanting to know where Galactus is. Well, once you’re in any battle royale match, look up. You should be able to see the Devourer of Worlds as a tiny pinpoint in the sky, flying towards his impending Fortnite showdown.

He is still quite small at the moment, so you can be forgiven for missing him. A telltale sign you’ve locked eyes with Galactus is the bright red beam, and his signature helmet.

Here’s a proper look at the Marvel villain in Fortnite after patch v14.30:

Galactus can be spotted way off in the distance after Fortnite patch v14.30.
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Galactus was secretly added to the Fortnite skyline after v14.30 went live on October 13.

Yeah we know, he’s not much to look at now. But according to new Fortnite leaks, including some from famed dataminer Lucas7yoshi and more from iFireMonkey as well, the Devourer of Worlds is only going to get closer in the Season 4 finale.

The in-game model, which looks the same as Galactus in the original Fortnite x Marvel trailer, is codenamed “Distant_Object_2,” according to iFireMonkey.

Lucas7yoshi also revealed a new Marvel event folder has also been added in v14.30. In the new loading files, a full Galactus mesh has been deployed. A series of references to planets and the Fortnite main menu holo-table are also included.

“Some particle effects from the “final_impact” of ‘The End’ [the Season 10 event that ended Fortnite’s first chapter] were re-added, and are likely to be reused,” L7Y added.

Galactus hasn’t only appeared in the sky either. The main menu holo-table has already had a secret update too; Galactus now appears as an “impending threat” above the map at random times, pinpointed by a bright red targeting system.

For now, that seems to be all the secret Marvel changes Fortnite made after the v14.30 update, but keep your eyes peeled! As the Galactus showdown looms in the distance, Epic Games will likely keep adding little teasers.

Right now, we’re in Week 7 of a planned ten-week schedule for the Marvel season. That means there may be just one more patch before the Galactus showdown at the end of the fourth season. It’s getting pretty close!


Secret changes in Fortnite v14.30 update: Galactus, Midas, Black Panther

Published: 14/Oct/2020 12:00 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 14:25

by Daniel Cleary


The v14.30 update has finally been released for Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and it has introduced some secret changes that Epic Games did not include in the latest set of patch notes.

Fortnite’s superhero-themed Season 4 is continuing to deliver fresh content, with even more characters like Daredevil soon to be released in-game, as part of the upcoming Marvel Knockout Super Series.

However, while Epic revealed that there were other tweaks, such as minor buffs for the Combat shotgun, there were a few secret changes that were not revealed in the latest patch notes. Here’s everything you need to know.

Galactus and Marvel hereos in fortnite
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Galactus is expected to play a massive role in Season 4’s in-game event.

Galactus added to the Fortnite map

While there have been many Marvel heroes added to Fortnite in Season 4, it was also revealed that Galactus would appear in the battle royale as the villain, ahead of the Nexus War event.

It seems as if he has finally been added to the Fortnite map after some eagle-eyed Fortnite fans discovered a change in the map’s skyline, with a bizarre red dot now visible after the 14.30 patch.

Fortnite leaker iFireMonkey revealed that the “distant object” in the sky was Galactus and that he was on his way to the Fortnite island ahead of his showdown with the Avengers and other Marvel characters.

sniper scope looking at galactus in fortnite
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Galactus can now be seen in the Fortnite skyline.

New Black Panther Mythic Ability

Fortnite’s Season 4 also saw the introduction of new Mythic Abilities that players can equip in-game and the latest update, on October 13, added a Black Panther ability called “Kinetic Armor.”

The new power works similarly to the character’s suit in the popular Marvel movies, allowing players to absorb more damage, run faster, and even deal damage to nearby opponents and structures, after it has been activated.

Fortnite YouTuber SypherPK shared gameplay of Black Panther’s Kinetic Armor and revealed that it can be found in the Stark Industries Supply Drones that are scattered across different points-of-interest on the Fortnite map.

Fortnite Holly Hedges map changes

There were also some secret map changes that were not mentioned in Fortnite’s recent patch notes and the v14.30 update saw tweaks to the Superstore near the Holly Hedges POI.

With some Halloween-themed changes expected to arrive in Fortnite in the coming weeks, Epic Games has redecorated the landmark and renamed it the “Hey Boo Megastore.”

While this is one of the first Halloween-based changes so far, it is likely that more will be on the way ahead of the upcoming Fortnitemares Halloween event.

hey boo store in holly hedges

Epic teases Midas’ return to Fortnite

Midas has been one of the biggest characters in Fortnite Chapter 2, but after his attempt to shake up the world in Season 2’s in-game event, he has completely disappeared from the battle royale.

While he was last seen being eaten by a shark in the Season 3 trailer, it seems the mysterious character could be set for a return in the upcoming Halloween event, with his golden chair now appearing in The Authority POI.

midas' chair in fortnite
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Midas’ golden chair has reappeared in Fortnite.

These are all of the secret changes that have been found so far after Fortnite’s 14.30 patch, but as it is still early we will be sure to update you with any new discoveries.