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Is Fortnite’s Ice King going to die this season? Here’s why it might happen

Published: 16/Jan/2019 19:10 Updated: 16/Jan/2019 19:24

by David Purcell

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Fortnite has changed a lot already in Season 7, but the latest arrival of a huge ice ball dangling over the map has led some fans to believe that things are falling into place for one character’s impending death.

The latest season has brought so many different features to the game, with the controversial Infinity Blade and the X-4 Stormwing planes coming in at the beginning and the latest addition of an ice ball hovering over the map for all to see. 

Fortnite has built a reputation of being incredibly unpredictable of late, but one fan believes that the developer is working towards the climax of a rather epic storyline. If this theory is correct, things could be about to heat up. 

The Ice King featured heavily in Fortnite’s Season 7 promotional material at the beginning.

A recent post to the FortniteBR subreddit from ANattyLight seems to have garnered strong interest from the game’s online community, as their take on the current situation on Fortnite draws interesting comparisons between the arrival of an ice ball in the sky and an old Arthurian tale. 

The Reddit user has suggested that the current story being developed by Epic Games is in fact following the tale of Mordred, and they believe that it will end with the upcoming death of the Ice King. 

u/ANattyLightFortnite fan spots similarities between leaked Malcore skin and the Arthurian tale of Mordred.

“There are five chairs at the round table. Ice Queen, King, Knight, Ranger, Raven. The Ice King’s son, Malcore, betrayed him and his seat was taken away – hence the absence of chair. This follows the story of Mordred and looks nearly identical to him. The Ice King will die this season” the user explained. 

‘Malcore’ was one of eight Fortnite skins which were leaked on January 16 and this fan seems to think that it will prove to be a prominent figure moving forward, by killing the Ice King. 

The Ice King was first introduced to Fortnite players at the very beginning of Season 7, on December 6, and was the centrepiece of the game’s advertising at that stage. The buzz around the character, though, had seemingly started to quell, until the arrival of a brand new set of Ice Storm challenges and a whole bunch of new characters were leaked.

Will the character be killed? We’ll have to wait and see. 

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Fortnite leak reveals more classic vehicles returning soon

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:06

by Connor Bennett

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A fresh Fortnite leak has hinted at the return of some classic vehicles, including the controversial Baller hamster ball and even the ATK Golf Cart. 

Back in Fortnite Season 4, Epic Games gave fans of the battle royale a new way to get around the island – a shopping cart. From there, the vehicles in Fortnite have only gotten bigger and better. 

Though, they haven’t been without controversy. The Baller, X-4 Stormwing, and Brute Mech were the source of much anger in the Fortnite community because of how powerful they were – with all three prompting exploits where players could easily win games without much legwork. 

In Fortnite Chapter 2, a number of different cars have been introduced. They’re not as whacky or powerful as the old vehicles, and while they are helpful, some players do yearn for the Shopping Cart and Quadcrasher’s returns. 

fortnite winter planes with characters on the wings
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The controversial planes returned in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Well, according to a handful of new leaks, players might be getting their wish after a few of the older vehicles were given a refresh in the v15.20 patch.

According to Fortnite leakers FNBRUnreleased and InTheShadeYT, the Baller, Hoverboard, and ATK Golf Cart were all updated in the recent patch.

“Ballers and Hoverboard have been also updated! We may see them making a return soon,” FNBRUnreleased posted, while noting that the textures for the ATK Golf Cart were also refreshed. However, there doesn’t seem to be much of a change from the way the ATK’s used to look. 

There’s nothing mentioned about when exactly the vehicles could return, but it does seem possible that they could appear in this season. We got the Stormwings back over the holiday period, after all. 

Until we see them in-game though, it is worth noting that nothing is confirmed. Epic might have plans to bring them back, but scrap them based on something else that happens – say, they’re not compatible with another item. So, let’s just wait and see.