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Here’s why a future Fortnite season could be in space

Published: 1/Feb/2019 21:40 Updated: 1/Feb/2019 21:48

by David Purcell

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Fortnite Battle Royale could very well make the transition from the current map to playing in space in an upcoming season. 

The Fortnite map has expanded, hit by asteroids and been crashed into by a huge iceberg since the game was first released in July, 2017, as Epic Games continues to reinvent people’s experience on Battle Royale. 

Now, with everything in place for the developer to move our battles from the land to the air, it’s just down to whether or not they would like to pull the trigger. 

meme_dyl, RedditFortnite already has space-themed skins like the Dark Voyager (above), Mission Specialist and others.

After all, many people would see this as a huge risk for the developer. Call of Duty moved away from their core gameplay a few years back with the introduction of exosuits and their titles have been rather polarizing since that time. 

Fortnite is a very different proposition, though. Its general audience – which obviously excludes those involved with competitive play – enjoy that the developer is always on the front foot and trying to surprise them. 

In fact, the introduction of Creative mode at the beginning of Season 7 encouraged people to push boundaries, take their combat to places it’s never been before and judging by the creation below, things could be very interesting if they took us off land. 

The creation, which was put together by DFault Skin and posted to their YouTube channel, has already grabbed the attention of several Epic Games employees who were left stunned by its innovative design.

“The area is 50 x 50 blocks big and I think I worked a whole day to only complete the black canvas,” its creator revealed, after being congratulated by Epic artist Riot001 on the Fortnite Creative subreddit. 

It only took DFault skin a week to produce something like this on their own. The ‘INT. SNIPESTATION’ structure has since been shared by Epic Games’ Nick Chester on Twitter, where he said it’s like “nothing we have in the game whatsoever.”

With the green light from many Epic employees already flashing loud and clear, the question is whether or not we could see something like this in a future season.

Many members of the game’s online community have had their own concepts and ideas tweaked and added to the game in the past – perhaps not after the same level of adulation that this space station has received – but you never really know what’s around the corner in Fortnite. 

The tools to take Battle Royale into space are already in the game, that much is clear. All we need now is a rocket to bring the players into the server, a few unique locations and ding, ding, ding… We have a match. 

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5 Star Wars skins Fortnite Season 5 should add next

Published: 3/Dec/2020 15:03

by Daniel Megarry

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With the introduction of The Mandalorian to Fortnite Season 5, there’s a very real chance more Star Wars characters could be on the way. 

The Star Wars universe first crossed over with Fortnite back in 2019. To promote the release of The Rise of Skywalker, character skins including Finn and Rey were added, as well as a number of items and cosmetics based on the franchise.

Now, Chapter 2 Season 5 of the game has arrived and brought with it another Star Wars crossover based on The Mandalorian, the hit Disney+ spin-off series that’s taken the world by storm.

Mandalorian and Baby Yoda in Fortnite
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The Mandalorian is the latest Star Wars character to join Fortnite

Epic have teased “even more hunters from the realities beyond” will join Season 5, which has got fans speculating on who exactly they could be. With Mando and Baby Yoda already appearing, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to expect more Star Wars favorites to join the fight.

This seems even more feasible given Fortnite’s ongoing partnerships with Disney, who now own Star Wars. After a whole season dedicated to Marvel superheroes and villains, players can also get two months free Disney+ for making a purchase in the Item Store.

Given the uncertain future of Star Wars movies, it’s likely any new additions would also be taken from The Mandalorian – or one of the other upcoming Disney+ series that are in the works. As fans will know, there’s plenty of exciting characters to choose from.

Ahsoka Tano

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Ahsoka Tano recently made her live-action debut in The Mandalorian.

There was an incredible amount of buzz surrounding The Clone Wars character Ahsoka Tano’s live-action debut in The Mandalorian, and the show more than lived up to the hype. Fans were unanimous in their praise for Rosario Dawson’s portrayal, and they’re looking forward to seeing more of her.

With so much excitement surrounding the character, it seems obvious that if any current Star Wars character will be added to Fortnite in the near future, it’s Ahsoka.

Boba Fett

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Bounty hunter Boba Fett became a fan favorite in the original trilogy

Another character who’s caused waves in the Star Wars universe of late is Boba Fett. After months of teasing and speculation, he briefly appeared in the first episode of The Mandalorian Season 2, and it got fans from all corners of the galaxy talking.

It shows that fans are still craving more from the bounty hunter. Even better, he’s visually very similar to The Mandalorian himself, Din Djarin, so it shouldn’t be that hard to create. Make it happen, Epic.

Bo-Katan Kryze

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Bo-Katan was one of the main Mandalorian heroes in The Clone Wars series

Just like Ahsoka Tano, Bo-Katan Kryze is another animated Star Wars character who made the jump to live-action in The Mandalorian Season 2. There might not have been quite as much hype surrounding her appearance, but she’s still a beloved character among longtime fans.

We sadly only got to see her for one episode of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian – here’s hoping we get to see her again in the Fortnite universe. Maybe as part of a Clone Wars celebration?

Obi-Wan Kenobi

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With Obi-Wan getting his own spin-off series, a skin seems inevitable

With a highly-anticipated new Disney+ spin-off series in the works, it would make a lot of sense for Obi-Wan Kenobi to get his own skin in Fortnite. There’ll be renewed interest in the character, and he’s already one of the franchise’s most iconic Jedi warriors.

This one could be a while off, depending on when Obi-Wan’s spin-off series debuts (it’s currently expected to start filming in January 2021), but Fortnite could surprise us by releasing it early to build up some hype for the series.

Darth Vader

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Darth Vader could be one of the most popular Fortnite skins if it happens

If there’s one Star Wars character that would cause a meltdown for Fortnite fans, it’s probably Darth Vader. He’s also arguably one of the most iconic villains in cinematic history, so a Fortnite skin would appeal to more than just fans of the franchise.

While the idea of Vader in Fortnite would’ve sounded like fanfiction when the game first launched, it now seems like a very real possibility, thanks to Disney and Fortnite’s huge collaborations.

One fan has even created a pretty epic concept design for what Vader could look like in the game.

Excitement for Season 5 of Fortnite is currently at fever pitch, and we’re keeping you in the loop with the latest news, guides, and updates over on our dedicated Fortnite page.