Is a snowy map coming to Fortnite for the winter season? Several hints seem to suggest so - Dexerto

Is a snowy map coming to Fortnite for the winter season? Several hints seem to suggest so

Published: 20/Nov/2018 1:33 Updated: 20/Nov/2018 1:34

by Albert Petrosyan


With the winter season rapidly approaching, the Fortnite Battle Royale player-base waits in anticipation for what Epic Games may have in store for the holidays.

Since the release of Fortnite, Epic have made it a custom to alter in-game items and locations on the map to reflect the current time of year in the real world. 


While Epic are likely to put in the Christmas trees and Snowball Launchers again this year, many are predicting them to go beyond that and introduce snowy terrain to the map.

This prediction may indeed some become reality, as recent signs within the game suggest that a snowy map, or area of the map, may be in the works for December.


This speculation began when the new A.I.M. Hunting Party Skin was officially made available in Fortnite. Many noticed the characters hands and feet are frozen and took it as a major hint.

The speculation surrounding A.I.M does not stop there. The eight loading screen unlocked for the Hunting Party Challenges shows the robot looking at some sort of holographic image, which many are speculating has to do with upcoming snow.

The subsequent release of the Deep Freeze Bundle, available for purchase now, provided a potential sneak peek at what a snowy map may look like in Fortnite, thanks to a promotional image that Epic themselves tweeted out.


Perhaps the biggest telltale sign is the large storm cloud hovering over the ocean near the horizon of the Fortnite map, which has only just appeared in recent days.

If this cloud does begin to creep nearer over the next few weeks, will there be any denying that a snowstorm is indeed coming to Fortnite for the winter season?

Some of the more creative players have begun making concepts for what winter would look like in-game, and if these are any indication of what’s to come, then it’s certainly going to be a jolly upcoming few months in Fortnite.


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

Published: 14/Oct/2020 12:00

by Daniel Cleary


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.


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
Epic Games
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.


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.

sniper scope looking at galactus in fortnite
Epic Games
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.”


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.


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.


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.

midas' chair in fortnite
Epic Games
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.