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Fortnite Servers Go Down for Highly Anticipated V4.1 Update – Thanos Is Coming

Published: 8/May/2018 8:08 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:49

by Ross Deason

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Fortnite Battle Royale’s servers have gone offline temporarily as the development team applies the highly anticipated V4.1 update featuring Marvel’s Thanos.

Epic Games, the developers behind Fortnite, have done an almost perfect job of keeping their game fresh and exciting since it originally began to blow up in late 2017.

They have done this through a variety of updates and patches that constantly bring new items, weapons, emotes, cosmetics, map changes, and even limited time modes for players to enjoy.

Every patch is greeted with excitement but the V4.1 update promises to be just that little bit more interesting as it will mark the beginning of Fortnite’s crossover with Marvel’s Infinity War.

The exact details of how the deal will work are currently uncertain but we do know that an “Infinity Gauntlet” will be dropped in every game and the person that finds it will turn into Thanos, the main villain in the Infinity War film.

Of course, the V4.1 patch is also likely to add a number of other interesting new features or cosmetics and it doesn’t look like we’ll have to wait for much longer as the developers have now announced that downtime for the update has begun.

One thing that the Fortnite Battle Royale developers are particularly good at doing is keeping their fanbase on their toes, so expect a number of surprises to be included in the patch notes when they are eventually released.

If you can’t wait to jump into a game and try to find the Infinity Gauntlet, keep an eye on the Fortnite and Dexerto Twitter accounts for updates.

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Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry

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YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

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In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
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A crossover with The Witcher could be coming to Fortnite.

A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.