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Mysterious Bolts of Lightning are Striking Down from the Sky Rifts in Fortnite

Published: 23/Aug/2018 22:40 Updated: 23/Aug/2018 22:41

by Albert Petrosyan


More oddities are beginning to appear in Fortnite Battle Royale after the recent v5.30 Update.

The latest unusual activity on the map are random bolts of pink/purple lightning that are coming from the Rifts in the sky and striking the ground.

Players began reporting seeing the lightning some time after the launch of the v5.30 Update on August 23.

Footage of these lightning strikes have been posted on social media, including the following video taken in the desert area near Paradise Palms, courtesy of ‘@LootLakeBR.’

These lightning strikes appear to be taking place at totally random times and at random locations on the map. 

While there is no evidence that they cause any damage to players, the bolts are leaving black burn marks on the ground where they strike. 

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While the lightning seems to be random, it appears that attempting to destroy the Motel Sign with a pickaxe does cause a bolt to appear from a nearby rift and strike down at the sign.

Footage of this occurrence can be seen below, courtesy of ‘FortniteINTEL.’

This is not the first time in Fortnite that things have come down from the sky to strike the ground. During the last days of Season 3, meteors would consistently rain down from the sky and crash into the map at various locations.

While the end of Season 5 is not yet near, this could be some sort of foreshadowing or a hint at what players can look forward to next Season. 


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.