New Fortnite easter egg hints at more major map changes - Dexerto

New Fortnite easter egg hints at more major map changes

Published: 24/Mar/2019 12:36 Updated: 24/Mar/2019 12:43

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite fans believe they have spotted a new easter egg that could have dire consequences for the current battle royale island.

Season 8 only got underway on February 28 as brand new locations appeared alongside the towering volcano that replaced Wailing Woods in the north-west corner of the map.

However, more changes to the map could be afoot in the near future as fans believe they have stumbled onto the first hint in the form of a hidden easter egg that may spell disaster for some of the newest points of interest.

Epic GamesThe Volcano has already played a key part in Season 8. Could it have an even bigger role to play moving forward?

In a post to the FortniteBR subreddit, user GrubbyTrack showcased a photo they discovered back at the start of Season 8 which shows the north-west part of the map flooded by water.

The newly-formed Volcano, which appears to be ready to erupt, remains as a part of the photo but Lazy Lagoon to the north-east appears to be no more – with the pirate ship that sits in the middle being washed away.

I found this at the start of S8. This picture shows water flooding over from r/FortNiteBR

The post immediately led to speculation about the image possibly teasing the next big in-game event that leads to a new set of changes to the Fortnite map.

However, having water wash over the map is not a new theory and was one of the most popular fan theories behind the launch of Season 8 – alongside a potential map-shattering earthquake.

Yet, neither of those ideas turned out to be absolutely correct, as earthquake tremors did occur and left holes in the ground across the map that currently remain in-game.

Could fans have been one season off with a Tsunami-type event ringing in the start of Season 9 in a few months time? It remains to be seen.

Stay tuned to Dexerto for all the breaking news and update about Fortnite.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 22:44

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.