Next 2 stages of Fortnite map changes leaked ahead of Risky Reels event - Dexerto

Next 2 stages of Fortnite map changes leaked ahead of Risky Reels event

Published: 5/Dec/2019 2:02 Updated: 5/Dec/2019 2:04

by Albert Petrosyan


Something is brewing in Fortnite Chapter 2 and all indications are that it will be some sort of in-game event called ‘Galileo’ to take place at Risky Reels.

In-game events have become spectacles of sorts in Fortnite Battle Royale, as Epic Games have used them to kickstart new seasons, introduce map changes, or celebrate certain occasions.

There haven’t been any so far in Chapter 2, but it looks like that’s going to change real soon as data miners found and leaked details about an upcoming event codenamed ‘Galileo,’ following the most recent v11.21 update.

Now, more back-end files have been discovered, this time showing the next two phases of map changes that will be taking place at Risky Reels, presumably in preparation for this Galileo event.

The video below, courtesy of prominent Fortnite data miner ‘FortTory‘ shows what changes will be made to the POI over the next few updates.

Leaks indicate Risky Reels will be dug up

In its current state, Risky Reels is still full of cars parked in the main space located in front of the large drive-in movie screen.

However, according to the leak, those cars will soon be moved to the side to make room for large construction vehicles such as cranes and bulldozers.

The update that follows that will add several large circles of construction cones at several points in the area.

While the subsequent map changes have not been leaked yet, it’s probably safe to assume that those cone-surrounded areas will likely be dug up for whatever Epic are planning on doing with Risky.

Epic GamesRisky Reels was one of the few Fortnite locations from Chapter 1 that were brought back for Chapter 2.

What’s going to happen during Galileo event in Fortnite?

Unfortunately, nothing concrete has been found in the game files yet in regards to what will actually be happening once this event kicks off.

Most data miners believe that it will involve something playing on the big movie screen on January 1, 2020, which suggests that it could be in celebration of the new year.

Regardless, knowing how extravagant Epic can be with these in-game events, it will likely be worth turning on the game for, especially considering how barren Chapter 2 has been so far in terms of new content.

For more information about this in-game event and all of the leaks so far, make sure to visit our Risky Reels Galileo event info hub.


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

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

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.