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Fortnite The End event destroys map & ends Season 10: highlights & recap

Published: 13/Oct/2019 18:35 Updated: 13/Oct/2019 19:30

by Albert Petrosyan

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After days of high anticipation, ‘The End’ event has finally taken place in Fortnite Battle Royale, closing the book on Season 10 and marking the launch of Season 11, also known as Chapter 2.

One would be hard-pressed to find a time when the Fortnite community was more excited about something that they were for The End event.

With all of the leaks, speculation, and rumors flying around way before Epic Games even released the first official teasers, the player-base was more than hyped for what the developers had in store for them come October 13.

Well, at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET, the event finally kicked off, lasting approximately three minutes, making it one of the longer in-game spectacles in Fortnite history.

The full footage of the event can be found below, courtesy of Fortnite news outlet @LootLakeBR.

Unfortunately, due to the extremely high number of people trying to queue into the game and watch the event live, there were many who were unable to and were stuck in the pre-game lobby.

However, it appears that Epic foresaw this as a possibility and came up with a contingency plan, as those who couldn’t queue in got to experience their own version of the event, with everything in the lobby getting sucked into the same mysterious darkness. 

As for the event itself, all of the playlists and modes were disabled except for one: “The End.” Players who manage to get into the event witnessed the countdown timer above Dusty Depot reach zero, which prompted several rifts to open up in the sky and spew out bright blue rockets.

The rockets then flew around the map, colliding with various things, before they all came together and smashed into the meteor, causing it to vanish from the map.

After a short period of stillness and silence, a massive rift opened up in the sky again, this time releasing the meteor and all of the rockets at once, which ended up slamming into the heart of the island and causing everyone to be launched into the sky.

Once all of the players were floating well above the island, a massive black hole appeared where the meteor had struck, which started sucking everything into a single point of energy that ultimately transformed into a mysterious circle floating in the middle of complete darkness. 

Epic GamesThis mysterious circle was all that was left after the Fortnite map was destroyed in The End.

What comes next?

The End event caused Fortnite to go completely dark, and in more ways than one. Aside from the game being nothing more than just a black screen with a floating circle, its official social media pages also went dark, and it was even taken off of Epic Games’ official website. 

This led some to believe that Epic had simply deleted the game, which technically they did, although the prospect of Fortnite being gone forever seems pretty impossible.

This is even more so true when considering that what everyone believes to be the new map was leaked several days prior, along with a list of all of the new locations that will be on it.

The only thing everyone can do is just wait and see when the popular battle royale will be brought back to life, and what lays in store for them once it was. 

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How to unlock the Predator skin & cosmetics in Fortnite

Published: 20/Jan/2021 17:50 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 17:51

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite has been teasing the arrival of a Predator skin throughout Season 5, and now he’s finally arrived on The Island. Here’s how to unlock his skin.

Season 5 of Fortnite has introduced a number of exciting crossover skins to tie in with its ‘bounty hunter’ theme, including The Mandalorian, God of War’s Kratos, and Halo’s Master Chief. So what’s next? Well, it’s the Predator’s turn now.

The terrifying character first appeared in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s hit 1987 movie Predator and went on to spawn a massive franchise of sequels and spin-offs. He’s easily one of the most recognizable characters in movie history.

Predator Boss Fortnite
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Predator has arrived at Stealthy Stronghold in Fortnite Season 5.

There have been plenty of hints about Predator’s arrival already given throughout Season 5, including the alien warrior’s logo appearing on a door, a helicopter crash site, and a truck being used as a generator like in the movie.

It’s now been confirmed that Predator has landed in Fortnite, and fans are pretty hyped for his arrival. Here’s everything you need to know about unlocking the skin so you can use it yourself.

How to unlock the Predator skin in Fortnite

Following the v15.21 update, players who have purchased the Season 5 Battle Pass will be able to see a new Mystery Rewards section, which is where you can view the Jungle Hunter Quests that need to be completed to unlock Predator cosmetics.

As you can see in the Battle Pass menu below, unlocking the Predator skin requires you to complete one very challenging task: Defeat Predator. This won’t be easy, and it’s recommended you do it in Squads to get some support.

Fortnite Predator Skin

To defeat Predator, you’ll need to head to Stealthy Stronghold and locate him. He’s incredibly agile and will utilize his Cloaking Device to turn almost invisible, so taking him down will be a very difficult task.

There will also be plenty of other players trying to complete this challenge and unlock Predator, so it’s going to be mayhem. We’ve put together a guide to defeating Predator that might help you in your mission.

How to unlock Predator emote, back bling & pickaxe

As well as the Predator skin, players with the Battle Pass can unlock a Yautja Wristblades pickaxe, a Hunter’s Trophy back bling, The Hunt loading screen, a Bio-Helmet Online emote, and a Hunter’s Arsenal weapon wrap.

Here are the Jungle Hunter Quests you’ll need to complete to unlock them all:

  • Find mysterious pod (Banner Icon)
  • Talk with Beef Boss, Remedy, and Dummy (Logo Emote)
  • Collect Medkits (Graffiti Spray)
  • Collect Legendary Weapons or rarer (Loading Screen)
  • Defeat Predator (Predator Skin)
  • Complete a Bounty as Predator (Hunter’s Trophy Back Bling)
  • Visit Predator’s apartment in Hunter’s Haven as Predator (Bio-Helmet Online Emote)
  • Spend 30 seconds within 10 meters of a player as Predator (Yautja Wristblades Pickaxe)
  • Deal damage while thermal is active as Predator (Hunter’s Arsenal Weapon Wrap)

The Bio-Helmet Online emote in particular is one you’ll definitely want to unlock, as it allows the player to remove Predator’s mask and reveal the horrifying face underneath.

We have a feeling this will become a fan favorite in Fortnite very quickly.