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Fortnite’s Season 3 map has apparently been ‘leaked’

Published: 11/Jun/2020 9:13

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale players are expecting a lot to come out of the upcoming Device event, with many believing the map will be submerged in water as sea levels rise, and a new ‘leaked’ image has surfaced showing just that. 

Some players, however, aren’t convinced that it’s real at all.

Previous leaks have suggested that the map could be completely flooded for the next major patch, and even a leaked first-look at the Season 3 icon on the PlayStation Store did seem to point towards drastic changes to the island. That being that, the latest apparent leak certainly doesn’t look convincing, to say the very least.

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Mysterious puddles have appeared on the Fortnite map in the past, teasing incoming floods, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

Members of the Fortnite community have been waiting around for this new season longer than they ever had to in Chapter 1, as Chapter 2’s refreshes have been few and far between – with delay after delay being announced by Epic Games.

Now though, with rumors of the map flood spreading like wildfire, a fresh image has surfaced – with a user claiming to have revealed the damage done by the ocean.

Guys, this is NOT the s3 map. Its spreading that this is it on twitter but no. Kts not. The water level is all screwed up. 100% Fake. from FortNiteBR

The image itself has been shared right across the Fortnite subreddit, with it even featuring on the YouTube channel of GhostNinja as well. Some players have their doubts, though, and you can see why.

The poster said: “Guys, this is NOT the s3 map. It’s spreading that this is it on Twitter but no, it’s not. The water level is all screwed up. 100% Fake.” Another user chimed in, too, saying: “I mean it looks like someone painted blue all over the map lol.”

On one side, it shows mountain tops which are – obviously – the tallest part players can access in-game. Then, oddly, on the right side of the image, we can see Sweaty Sands, which surely would be one of the first POIs to be destroyed by rising sea levels as it’s a beach location. On that basis alone, the image can probably be debunked.

This isn’t the first time that somebody has tried to envisage what the island may look like following the Device event, of course, as Fortnite data miner HYPEX also created a concept (above).

At least this one shows a more realistic image of how things could be, but it also not confirmed. As soon as we get an official word from Epic, which is likely to be after the Season 3 start date on June 17, we’ll be the first to let you know.


Fortnite’s Galactus event smashes huge player record set by Travis Scott

Published: 2/Dec/2020 4:23

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 ended with a bang as millions of players joined forces to take down Marvel’s planet-sized supervillain, Galactus, setting a new concurrent player record in the process.

Fortnite players have been on a collision course with Marvel’s Galactus for a long time now. An inevitable showdown between them and the imposing supervillain became more obvious as the season progressed.

At the beginning of the battle, everyone watched in horror as Galactus finally approached the island and claimed he was hungry as he swatted a helicopter out of the sky. Fortunately, Iron Man turned up and told Fortnite players how they could help.

Funnily enough, their duties involved piloting a battle bus armed with explosives to feed him. Eventually, after enough damage was dealt, Galactus exploded, and the island was saved.

It wasn’t the all-guns-blazing battle that players had anticipated, but it still turned out to be incredibly fun. Plus, it attracted so many people that the event smashed Fortnite’s previous concurrent player record, yet again.

Fortnite Epic Games Galactus Event Record
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Fortnite players managed to beat Galactus once and for all.

Fortnite’s first major concurrent player record was set during the Party Royale Premier. Millions of players from all around the world hopped in to celebrate the game’s 350 million registered player milestone.

It was impressive at the time, but it didn’t take long to beat. Travis Scott’s Astronomical music event smashed it out of the park when he led a whopping 12.3 million Fortnite players on a magical mystery tour.

Nobody thought it would be possible to topple that. However, Epic Games is always looking for new ways to push the envelope and watch it bend. Fortnite’s Galactus event attracted even more concurrent players and viewers and set the bar even higher.

“We defeated him!” said Epic Games. “A record 15.3 million concurrent players joined forces in our biggest event ever to fight back Galactus in today’s in-game event, while more than 3.4 million cheered and watched on YouTube and Twitch!”

It’s was the perfect way to end an action-packed season. Unfortunately, it means the Fortnite x Marvel crossover will probably come to an end for the time being.

However, the good news is that it’s already been confirmed to happen again sometime soon.

Plus, there are always new and equally incredible crossovers on the cards, including The Mandalorian in Fortnite Season 5, which goes live on Dec. 2.