Epic Games' plans for Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 has been leaked ahead of schedule, with a teaser appearing on the PlayStation Store.
Just like the previous major update, Season 3 was postponed by the developers who officially confirmed that the release date wouldn't be at the start of June, but instead on June 11.
Members of the game's community have been waiting for quite some time for information on the next patch, with leakers and data miners suggesting that a complete map flood might be in the works, and finally it appears that we have gotten an answer.
The fate of the island looks to have been thrown in the air by a leaked image, which surfaced on the PlayStation Store on June 1.
The image, which hasn't yet been sent out or confirmed by Epic Games, shows the Battle Bus hovering mightily close to the water – with the island in the background, completely covered by water.
Previous leaks suggested that this was going to be the case, although players are still waiting for official confirmation. As seen in the screenshot below, the icon has been spotted on the PS Store.
The icon itself is also being shared on social media by several Fortnite leakers, such as Fort Tory and FNBRLeaks.
Playstation leaked the new Icon for the New Fortnite Season ! pic.twitter.com/Z7PBBgnkyD
— FortTory - Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) June 1, 2020
Fortnite & Spongebob crossover?
With the island in the background looking like something from Spongebob Squarepants, it would be easy to think a Bikini Bottom crossover might be in the works. However, FNBR has seemingly shut down those theories by showing the island from the icon has featured in trailers before.
The Island in the Background of the Chapter 2 Season 3 Game Icon is actually the same one used in the Block Party Short, "Desert Island Flare" which was uploaded all the was back during Season 9 of Chapter 1. pic.twitter.com/dPkbfNNHYp
— Fortnite: Battle Royale Leaks (@FNBRLeaks) June 1, 2020
We still await official confirmation on the leaked icon, never mind the rumored crossover, but as soon as new information is made available to us we'll be the first to let you know!
If there is a severe map change like this coming soon, all eyes turn to the Doomsday event planned to end Season 2, because things are going to have to get a little messy in the near future if this is going to happen.