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New Fortnite Season 3 Easter Egg teases potential Tenet crossover event

Published: 7/Aug/2020 4:22

by Brad Norton

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Epic Games could be gearing up for an even bigger collaboration with venerable director Christopher Nolan as a new Tenet easter egg has appeared in the latest Fortnite Season 3 update.

From John Wick to Earth’s mightiest heroes, Fortnite has collaborated with some of the biggest blockbuster franchises ever made. While in-game events have ramped up in 2020 with virtual concerts and map-flooding events, players have also been treated to a more leisurely experience.

If you were playing on June 26, you would have noticed huge groups gathering at a big screen. Epic Games aired a virtual screening of popular Nolan flicks for gamers all over the world. US-based players were treated to Inception while those in the UK and Canada got to see The Prestige in-game.

This collaboration between Nolan and Fortnite appears to be ramping up even more. Despite Tenet being delayed multiple times due to the ongoing global crisis, that hasn’t stopped new time-warping teasers from appearing in the battle royale.

Like previous releases from the famed director, Tenet’s plot is all but shrouded in mystery for now. Time distortion, covert operations, and impending world war are the central themes but how might all that be integrated into Fortnite?

Following the game’s v13.40 update, attentive players have spotted a mysterious new object on the map. If you drop into Steamy Stacks and search the basement of Unit 4, you’ll be able to see this easter egg for yourself

An unknown shape is sitting atop an orange toolbox though no one quite knows what it symbolizes. When you approach the basement an ominous sound can be heard until you get close.

Walking straight up to the easter egg will have music ramping up before cutting out just moments later. It’s unclear if this soundbite has been reversed or if any time-warping effects might emanate from the object in the near future.

Given Epic’s relationship with Nolan, however, this subtle introduction to Tenet could just be the first step in an upcoming crossover. Perhaps a limited time-bending mode is in the works or maybe even a special weapon of sorts. We’ll have to wait and see how this new collaboration unfolds.

Tenet is expected to hit the big screen in the United States on September 3 in select cities. Meanwhile, many cinemas around the world will be premiering the new movie on August 26.

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Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

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

by Connor Bennett

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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.