Leaked Fortnite loading screens for Week 7 and 8 make the Ice King look seriously evil - Dexerto

Leaked Fortnite loading screens for Week 7 and 8 make the Ice King look seriously evil

Published: 15/Jan/2019 10:53 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 14:36

by Ross Deason


For the first time in a number of weeks, Fortnite data miners managed to gain access to the game’s new files on January 15 and were quick to begin leaking upcoming content.

The v7.20 update for Fortnite Battle Royale introduced a number of major changes, including a new take on the Glider Redeploy system and an all-new ‘Scoped Revolver’.

However, data miners like @lucas7yoshi_ on Twitter were more concerned with finding what is coming next, and it didn’t take long for the Week 7 and 8 Snowfall challenge loading screens to be leaked.

Both of the loading screens, which will link in directly with the ongoing Season 7 Snowfall challenges, focus heavily on the Ice King – the tier 100 Battle Pass skin for Season 7.

First, the Week 7 loading screen shows the mysterious character sitting upon his throne in Polar Peak, clutching the armrests. We don’t know about you, but we’re not getting a friendly feel from this one! You can visit our secret Fortnite Battle Star for the Week 7, Season 7 Snowfall challenge guide if you want to know more about this loading screen.

The throne room in Polar Peak just got a lot more sinister.

If the Week 7 screen isn’t enough to convince you that the Ice King has some bad intentions, perhaps the Week 8 one will.

As you can see below, the Ice King is now show looking over the Fortnite map while he appears to be holding a ball of energy or ice in his hand, ready to strike.

The Ice King is almost certainly up to no good.

These loading screens are some of the earliest signs that Season 7’s story is beginning to move along towards its inevitable conclusion that will come when Season 8 begins in February.

Right now, the educated guess would be that the Ice King is going to be up to some serious mischief over the remaining weeks.

And let’s not forget, we still don’t  know what he’s hiding in those eggs under Polar Peak…


When is Halo coming to Fortnite? Skin release date, Winterfest, more

Published: 5/Dec/2020 14:09

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leaker has hinted at when the Halo skin and limited-time mode should be released, but the exact day is still slightly shrouded in mystery. 

Crossovers in Fortnite have been great for fans who want to combine two of their favorite things. In the past, we’ve seen everything from Batman to Stranger Things to a full-blown Marvel-themed season. 

In Chapter 2, Season 5, two more crossovers have joined the battle royale party. The Mandalorian from Star Wars is one of the battle pass skins, while Kratos from God of War has also released as a part of a cosmetics bundle. 

Leaks have suggested that more and more crossovers are coming, with Halo seemingly being the next one to arrive – bringing a Master Chief skin, as well as a few other cosmetics too. 

The Mandalorian bounty challenges fortnite
Epic Games
Mando and The Child are in Fortnite Season 5.

Leaks have also claimed that there will be a Halo-themed, Red vs Blue limited-time mode – somewhat similar to the Marvel Endgame LTM where players were either part of the Avengers or Thanos’ army of minions. 

With Kratos getting his moment in the spotlight as of now, fans are desperate to know when Master Chief and the Halo crossover will take his place. 

Well, according to Fortnite leaker FNBRUnreleased, the Halo crossover is set to happen when the V15.10 update is released. As of writing, there is no concrete date for that, but it shouldn’t be too far away either.

When is Fortnite’s v15.10 update and Winterfest?

The V15.10 update would also, likely, be the patch to bring in the Winterfest celebrations back to Fortnite, so, we’d probably see some map changes too with more snow on the map. 

Last year, Winterfest started on December 18, which was a Wednesday. If Epic Games opt for a similar date this year, we could maybe see it around December 16-17, as they fall on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Ultimately, that is up to Epic, and we’ll just have to wait until they release an update, but hopefully, it won’t be too far away.