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Mysterious ‘Butterfly’ event coming to Fortnite – Data miners leak audio files, meshes and more

Published: 1/Nov/2018 9:46 Updated: 1/Nov/2018 11:07

by Ross Deason


New audio files relating to some sort of ‘Butterfly’ event in Fortnite Battle Royale have been leaked by data miners, but what the sounds are is anybody’s guess.

The v6.21 update for Fortnite went live on November 1 and data miners have been hard at work ever since, leaking new skins, cosmetics and more from the patch files.

One leak that has left everyone scratching their heads, though, is the ‘Butterfly’ event audio file shared by @siloxleaks on Twitter.

The data miner has described the sounds as “weird,” even suggesting that there were: “A lot of rocket sounding noises,” but we’ll leave you to make your own conclusions:

To us, some sections of the audio sound fairly inoffensive, while others actually remind us of the noises you’d expect to hear from a dragon or monster of the same calibre. Perhaps a Cube Dragon is on the horizon and the name ‘Butterfly’ is simply Epic’s way of joking about it!

To add to the confusion, @siloxleaks found another ‘Butterfly’ file within a ‘Pets’ folder elsewhere in the patch files. Are the two related or are the developers intentionally keeping us guessing?

Butterfly-related leaks continued, with @gambitanimating sharing a more detailed image for the ‘Butterfly Character Flipbook’ on Twitter.

The same user even discovered a number of Butterfly meshes, and @siloxleaks found a Butterfly Background in the Nexus files.

“So theory now: the butterfly flipbook I just posted about is used in this mesh for butterflies, and it’s a bunch of small particles pretty much using this texture, maybe each butterfly will be made out of like a random character and it’ll be a bunch of characters not a butterfly,” mused @gambitanimating.

“What I believe will happen during the ‘Butterfly’ event is the cube will start to crack and fragment, then it will split and a small butterfly will fly out and the happy music will play, then some sort of map altering event will happen creating the new island,” said @siloxleaks.

What on earth will this Butterfly event end up being, and will it end up being related to the cube? Let us know what you think!


How to watch Fortnite’s J Balvin Afterlife Party: Event time & rewards

Published: 31/Oct/2020 16:12

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have confirmed that a Fortnitemares Afterlife Party event with J Balvin is set to rock the Main Stage in Party Royale. Here’s what you need to know.

Over the years, as Fortnite has grown more and more in popularity, Epic Games have teamed up with TV shows, movies, and musicians for a number of live events. 

This has included everything from something as simple as a DJ playing a few songs from their living room to showing off new trailer for a Star Wars movie. Though, it’s stretched all the way to Travis Scott having a jaw-dropping concert live event too. 

With Fortnitemares now being live, the next event will involve Colombian artist J Balvin debuting a new song during an ‘Afterlife’ concert. So, here’s everything you need to know. 

What time is the J Balvin event in Fortnite?

Just like a number of other events in Fortnite, there will be an initial showing before a number of encore shows so that everyone has the chance to get involved. 

The initial J Balvin show will get underway on Saturday, October 31st at 9 pm EDT/1 am GMT/6 pm PDT and 2 am CEST. Though, if you miss the live showing, there will be two other showings.

The first replay, according to Epic, will happen a day later on Sunday, November 1st at a much reasonable time for European fans – 1 pm EDT/6 pm BST/10 am PDT and 7 pm CEST. The second replay will be five hours later on the same day. 

How to get J Balvin Party Trooper Fortnite skin

While these events have, sometimes, given all players free rewards, the J Balvin event will be a little different. 

Instead, anyone who owns the Party Trooper skin that attends the Afterlife Party will unlock an exclusive J Balvin style. However, you don’t have to wear the skin to the event to unlock it, you just have to own it. 

Screenshot of the J Balvin Fortnite skin style for Party Trooper
Epic Games
Party Trooper skin owners will get an exclusive J Balvin style for attending the event.

Where to find the J Balvin event in Fortnite

If you want to watch the event, as we’ve already noted, it’ll happen inside Party Royale. That’s slightly different to the usual Battle Royale and Creative modes. 

To access it, you’ll want to select the Party Royale game mode in the lobby screen and then search when the event goes live in the menus. Be sure to get in early for the live showing as you don’t want to miss out!

  1. Load up Fortnite
  2. Enter the Battle Royale lobby screen but change the playlist to Party Royale
  3. Search for a game and wait
  4. Once inside, head over to the Main Stage area on the east of the island and enjoy!
Fortnite's party royale map
Epic Games
The Main Stage is where you’ll be able to find the Fortnite music events.

Obviously, you won’t be able to drop in and watch the show until the date and time that Epic has revealed, so don’t try and get involved too early. 

If you manage to get in, though, make sure to enjoy it and get involved with the party.