Mysterious 'Butterfly' event coming to Fortnite - Data miners leak audio files, meshes and more - Dexerto

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!


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.