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Fortnite’s Travis Scott Astro Jack skin has a detail you may have missed

Published: 22/Apr/2020 6:03

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite’s new Travis Scott cosmetics include an Astro Jack skin that has players speculating over one key detail that you may not have noticed.

Travis Scott is gearing up for a series of virtual performances in the world of Fortnite starting April 23. Accompanying the in-game concerts are a slew of new challenges, map changes, and cosmetics. 

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One cosmetic in particular, the Astro Jack skin, has players buzzing over a significant detail that can be easily overlooked if you don’t look closely.

What does the Cactus Jack skin tease?

The Astro Jack skin pays homage to both the Astroworld album and the Cactus Jack brand. “Out of this world” the flavor text reads for the astronaut-themed skin, yet which world might it be referring to?

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While the visor features the Cactus Jack logo, the helmet’s reflection appears to show a familiar landscape.

Fortnite’s original map from the first 10 seasons, codenamed ‘Athena,’ appears in the visor, as though the astronaut character is straight out of that world.

There’s no telling if this is an intended teaser of what’s to come, but Fortnite fans has already begun to put pieces together for much grander storylines.

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Astro Jack skin has the old map in his head from FortNiteBR

Could the skin be hinting at Fortnite’s future?

It would be quite the stretch to claim this subtle cosmetic tease is outright hinting at the return of the original Fortnite map. Though there could still be plenty worth reading into. After all, it might serve as a unique throwback to Chapter 1.

One intriguing theory alludes to both Fortnite’s old map, and the current map, all taking place “on the same planet,” according to Redditor ‘NomNomNomNation.’

With the black hole event that led to the dawn of the new map, Fortnite was shot through a black hole. It’s entirely plausible that the start of Chapter 2 led to the same planet, just in an “alternate reality.”

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Could this Cactus Jack skin be from the original reality? Might it be teasing an event that leads us back to the old dimension? These are all questions we’ll just have to wait and see play out.

With concerts kicking off on April 23, perhaps the string of performances will be capped off by a world-altering event. Or the subtle throwback could be nothing more than a neat visual easter egg.

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In the meantime, here are five things we do know for absolutely certain about the upcoming Travis Scott event.

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Secret changes in Fortnite v14.30 update: Galactus, Midas, Black Panther

Published: 14/Oct/2020 12:00

by Daniel Cleary

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The v14.30 update has finally been released for Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and it has introduced some secret changes that Epic Games did not include in the latest set of patch notes.

Fortnite’s superhero-themed Season 4 is continuing to deliver fresh content, with even more characters like Daredevil soon to be released in-game, as part of the upcoming Marvel Knockout Super Series.

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However, while Epic revealed that there were other tweaks, such as minor buffs for the Combat shotgun, there were a few secret changes that were not revealed in the latest patch notes. Here’s everything you need to know.

Galactus and Marvel hereos in fortnite
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Galactus is expected to play a massive role in Season 4’s in-game event.

Galactus added to the Fortnite map

While there have been many Marvel heroes added to Fortnite in Season 4, it was also revealed that Galactus would appear in the battle royale as the villain, ahead of the Nexus War event.

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It seems as if he has finally been added to the Fortnite map after some eagle-eyed Fortnite fans discovered a change in the map’s skyline, with a bizarre red dot now visible after the 14.30 patch.

Fortnite leaker iFireMonkey revealed that the “distant object” in the sky was Galactus and that he was on his way to the Fortnite island ahead of his showdown with the Avengers and other Marvel characters.

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Galactus can now be seen in the Fortnite skyline.

New Black Panther Mythic Ability

Fortnite’s Season 4 also saw the introduction of new Mythic Abilities that players can equip in-game and the latest update, on October 13, added a Black Panther ability called “Kinetic Armor.”

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The new power works similarly to the character’s suit in the popular Marvel movies, allowing players to absorb more damage, run faster, and even deal damage to nearby opponents and structures, after it has been activated.

Fortnite YouTuber SypherPK shared gameplay of Black Panther’s Kinetic Armor and revealed that it can be found in the Stark Industries Supply Drones that are scattered across different points-of-interest on the Fortnite map.

Fortnite Holly Hedges map changes

There were also some secret map changes that were not mentioned in Fortnite’s recent patch notes and the v14.30 update saw tweaks to the Superstore near the Holly Hedges POI.

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With some Halloween-themed changes expected to arrive in Fortnite in the coming weeks, Epic Games has redecorated the landmark and renamed it the “Hey Boo Megastore.”

While this is one of the first Halloween-based changes so far, it is likely that more will be on the way ahead of the upcoming Fortnitemares Halloween event.

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hey boo store in holly hedges

Epic teases Midas’ return to Fortnite

Midas has been one of the biggest characters in Fortnite Chapter 2, but after his attempt to shake up the world in Season 2’s in-game event, he has completely disappeared from the battle royale.

While he was last seen being eaten by a shark in the Season 3 trailer, it seems the mysterious character could be set for a return in the upcoming Halloween event, with his golden chair now appearing in The Authority POI.

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Midas’ golden chair has reappeared in Fortnite.

These are all of the secret changes that have been found so far after Fortnite’s 14.30 patch, but as it is still early we will be sure to update you with any new discoveries.