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Fortnite’s next event could shake up the entire game

Published: 30/Jan/2019 19:04 Updated: 30/Jan/2019 19:38

by Alan Bernal


Fortnite players are used to the game’s events completely altering the face of the island or adding a massive global effect to every corner of the map, but the game’s next event could send a wave across the landscape.

Epic Games likes to work on several seasons’ worth of stories ahead of time, but one fan found some clues to a game-changing event that could fall onto the Fortnite island in the near future.

In a since-deleted post, Reddit user StefaN9510 found some discrepancies between a previous loading screen featuring the Prisoner and its corresponding location in game, which could lend itself to a leaked game file pointing to a major earthquake being on the horizon.

Epic Games via StefaN9510The Reddit user theorized that the light on the mountain could be the Prisoner’s people trying to communicate with him.

In Snowfall’s week 10 loading screen, the escaped Prisoner is around a fire but the large mountain found in game is missing.

The large mountain missing could be the doing of the Prisoner, which the theory points to an earthquake or volcanic event causing the collapse of the mountain.

StefaN even theorizes the Prisoner’s motives as wanting to rid the mountain that covers the sun as it goes down, to elongate the sunlight and melt the ice quicker to give a glimpse of what’s under the giant iceberg.

A previously leaked game file called “Season8 Leadup,Event Earthquake” is the biggest supportive piece of evidence to the theory. As well as the leaked image of the Prisoner skin, that shows flames and lava veins surrounding the character as the game progresses.

The theory sounds like something Epic Games would do to throw their players for another story-tied loop, but more will be revealed as we get closer to the next season’s events.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.