Fortnite The Device event bug hints at possible FPS mode in the works

Published: 16/Jun/2020 2:09 Updated: 16/Jun/2020 2:19

by Brad Norton


A new glitch following The Device event in Fortnite has players convinced that a first-person mode could be coming soon to the popular battle royale title.

Fortnite has exclusively been a third-person shooter since its 2017 release. Despite all of the unique limited-time modes that have popped up over the years, the core fundamentals of Epic’s battle royale have remained the same.

That could all be changing very soon though. In the midst of the June 15 event, which introduced a new type of storm, The Device also forced players into a first-person view at times.

These brief flashes took place outside of the map and did not feature any form of combat. However, upon returning to the regular game, some players were stuck in this perspective.


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The Device event forced players into a first-person perspective for a few brief moments.

The Device event allowed players to briefly walk around an office as though the game had shifted to an FPS. When transitioning back to the proper map, however, most players were shifted back to the over-the-shoulder view. Some were able to buck the trend though, and float back down without seeing their body.

Animations were sharp and, overall, Fortnite looked completely refined from the new perspective. So refined, in fact, that many players believe this glitched POV could be hinting at a fully-fledged FPS mode coming sometime soon.

The device event was so insane that glitched my camera and turned Fortnite into a First person shooter from FortNiteBR

Weapons fit perfectly on the screen and cycling through items looked completely natural. The glitch didn’t seem alien at all. Perhaps the only noticeable issue came when trying to emote from the new perspective. No animation could be seen and the camera did not transition back to a third person POV for dances.

This first-person bug also occurred for players on mobiles as well. While it could just be a simple glitch for the time being, the fact that it works so fluently across platforms seems to hint at it being a future mode.

Perhaps a new limited-time mode is on the way as Epic looks to test the battle royale as an FPS. Or maybe it will even be an option outright in the future. Giving players multiple ways to experience the shooter.

You’d have to imagine that building would come with its own trade-offs when trying to play Fortnite as an FPS. Limiting your field of view could add an extra challenge, but it would certainly spice things up as the title enters its 13th season.

If you missed out on the major June 15 event, here’s our Device full recap.


Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce


Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!