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Fortnite x IT Chapter Two event: Everything you need to know

Published: 5/Sep/2019 11:47 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 8:25

by David Purcell


Epic Games looked to be on the brink of sparking the most unexpected crossover between Fortnite Battle Royale and upcoming thriller movie IT Chapter Two, but it appears that the bubble has burst for the potential event. 

While the idea of having scary movie features added to the free-to-play battle royale game might have raised a few eyebrows, considering how many children play Fortnite on a regular basis, there’s no denying that the clues appeared to be stacking up. 

The game’s developers have linked up with the makers of the John Wick franchise in the past for a crossover event, which is a rated R movie, so it wasn’t out of the realms of possibility that this was about to be triggered – especially after players made some interesting discoveries. 

Fortnite x IT Chapter Two leaks (Aug 28)

Not everybody would have believed it at first, but back on August 28 a series of datamines from leakers FortTory and HYPEX uncovered potential crossover features in the game files. 

One included a balloon that looked very similar to that of Pennywise – the main clown villain from the movies – along with a series of audio clips which seemed to sound a lot like the character. Even then, though, there will have been some doubters.

Balloon discovered! (Sep 4)

However, Fortnite players made what could turn out to be a huge discovery on September 4, after spotting what looked like Pennywise’s balloon at the Pleasant Park point of interest. 

Those who have been playing the game for a long time, however, will know that the map is constantly gaining new features, both big and small. Some fans were dubbing this as our first teaser for the new event, at least it seemed that way.

Twitter: ShiinaBR / Epic GamesIs this the first sign?

Confirmation? (Sep 4)

There’s been no official word from Epic Games as to whether or not this crossover is coming soon, but what we did have was an initial endorsement of the idea.

On September 4, the day a balloon was found in-game, the official IT Chapter Two Twitter account retweeted a Fortnite Intel article linking the movie to Fortnite. 

It’s not an official announcement, but it’s certainly something.

There are numerous ways that this crossover could have been sparked in Season 10, with Rift Beacons being added to different areas on a regular basis and locations seemingly ever-changing. 

Should the event take place, there’s no doubt that we could see an IT-inspired zone added to the game, just like they did with Borderlands’ Pandora Rift Zone or having John Wick’s house feature. 

Balloon is gone! (Sep 9)

While all of those ideas sound great and seemed fairly possible following the discovery of the balloon, those who wanted to see what may come from this event might have been dealt a major blow on September 9 as the balloon disappeared from Pleasant Park. 

The sidewalk, however, still looks the same way as it did when the balloon was there, with the house destroyed. 

Xbox One screengrabThe balloon at Pleasant Park has disappeared.

IT Chapter Two released on September 6 and judging by other themed events we’ve seen in the past, we usually see these type of crossovers kick off before that time. 

Sadly, there’s now a chance that this might not turn out to be an event after all, but simply Epic adding a map feature as a nod to the movie franchise. Only time will tell. 

Article last updated on September 10, 2019 at 04:23am (EST). 


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

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

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

Epic Games/Marvel
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.”

Epic Games/Marvel
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!