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Fortnite ‘The Floor is Lava’ LTM coming soon

Published: 25/Mar/2019 9:57 Updated: 25/Mar/2019 10:35

by David Purcell


Fortnite players will soon be forced to jump and build around molten rock that’s overtaking the island in a new ‘The Floor is Lava’ limited time mode. 

Epic Games have added a number of LTMs to the battle royale game mode since it was launched in September 2017, but the latest arrival of a volcano in Season 8 will give fans something very different to play in the near future. 

A new mode called ‘The Floor is Lava’ has been added to the in-game news feed and seems to show players hopping around structures at Tilted Towers to prevent falling in a giant pool of lava that’s rushing through the streets. 

Epic GamesIt looks like Fortnite’s volcano is going to erupt in the new LTM.

The graphic featured in the feed was previously leaked by Lucas7yoshi on Reddit, a well-known dataminer who has uncovered many of the game’s upcoming features in the past. 

The upcoming game mode has now been officially revealed and can be found below. “Get to the high ground or build above the lava that’s overtaking the island,” Epic’s official LTM description reads, suggesting that the lava may spread in a similar way to that of the storm. 

Epic GamesHere’s confirmation that the new LTM is coming soon in Fortnite.

While full details explaining how this game mode would work haven’t been released, that hasn’t stopped some fans from speculating about the role lava will play in the new LTM. 

“Will it act like the lava from the volcano?” one redditor asked, while others suggested that they would like to see it deal damage in a similar way to the storm in the game’s battle royale mode. 

Lava currently deals one notch of damage to a player’s HP every time they land on the molten rock, which can be found in and around the volcano in the northeast side of the map. 

In many other video games, such as Minecraft and in a number Nintendo’s Super Mario titles, lava eliminates players much quicker than it does in Fortnite. Will Epic follow suit if this game mode comes to fruition? We’ll have to wait and see. 

There’s been no official release date confirmed for the LTM at the time of writing. 


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.