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Secret changes in Fortnite v14.30 update: Galactus, Midas, Black Panther

Published: 14/Oct/2020 12:00 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 14:25

by Daniel Cleary


The v14.30 update has finally been released for Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and it has introduced some secret changes that Epic Games did not include in the latest set of patch notes.

Fortnite’s superhero-themed Season 4 is continuing to deliver fresh content, with even more characters like Daredevil soon to be released in-game, as part of the upcoming Marvel Knockout Super Series.


However, while Epic revealed that there were other tweaks, such as minor buffs for the Combat shotgun, there were a few secret changes that were not revealed in the latest patch notes. Here’s everything you need to know.

Galactus and Marvel hereos in fortnite
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Galactus is expected to play a massive role in Season 4’s in-game event.

Galactus added to the Fortnite map

While there have been many Marvel heroes added to Fortnite in Season 4, it was also revealed that Galactus would appear in the battle royale as the villain, ahead of the Nexus War event.


It seems as if he has finally been added to the Fortnite map after some eagle-eyed Fortnite fans discovered a change in the map’s skyline, with a bizarre red dot now visible after the 14.30 patch.

Fortnite leaker iFireMonkey revealed that the “distant object” in the sky was Galactus and that he was on his way to the Fortnite island ahead of his showdown with the Avengers and other Marvel characters.

sniper scope looking at galactus in fortnite
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Galactus can now be seen in the Fortnite skyline.

New Black Panther Mythic Ability

Fortnite’s Season 4 also saw the introduction of new Mythic Abilities that players can equip in-game and the latest update, on October 13, added a Black Panther ability called “Kinetic Armor.”


The new power works similarly to the character’s suit in the popular Marvel movies, allowing players to absorb more damage, run faster, and even deal damage to nearby opponents and structures, after it has been activated.

Fortnite YouTuber SypherPK shared gameplay of Black Panther’s Kinetic Armor and revealed that it can be found in the Stark Industries Supply Drones that are scattered across different points-of-interest on the Fortnite map.

Fortnite Holly Hedges map changes

There were also some secret map changes that were not mentioned in Fortnite’s recent patch notes and the v14.30 update saw tweaks to the Superstore near the Holly Hedges POI.


With some Halloween-themed changes expected to arrive in Fortnite in the coming weeks, Epic Games has redecorated the landmark and renamed it the “Hey Boo Megastore.”

While this is one of the first Halloween-based changes so far, it is likely that more will be on the way ahead of the upcoming Fortnitemares Halloween event.


hey boo store in holly hedges

Epic teases Midas’ return to Fortnite

Midas has been one of the biggest characters in Fortnite Chapter 2, but after his attempt to shake up the world in Season 2’s in-game event, he has completely disappeared from the battle royale.

While he was last seen being eaten by a shark in the Season 3 trailer, it seems the mysterious character could be set for a return in the upcoming Halloween event, with his golden chair now appearing in The Authority POI.

midas' chair in fortnite
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Midas’ golden chair has reappeared in Fortnite.

These are all of the secret changes that have been found so far after Fortnite’s 14.30 patch, but as it is still early we will be sure to update you with any new discoveries.


Ali-A breaks down Fortnite Season 3’s big Midas mystery

Published: 9/Jul/2020 14:40

by Daniel Cleary


Popular YouTuber Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has explained what he thinks happened to the fan-favorite character Midas, following the massive flood event in Fortnite’s second season.

Midas was first introduced in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 as a Spy Boss at the former ‘Agency’ point of interest and was also available as a Legendary character skin for players to obtain.

However, it was later revealed that Midas would play a massive role in the end-of-season event, coming out as the mastermind behind the attempts to stop the storm from taking over the map.

Midas sitting in a chair in Fortnite
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Midas has seemingly been removed from the game following the Device event.

Will Midas return in Fortnite Season 3?

Although his plans to act against the mysterious Jonesy character, who is seemingly controlling the Fortnite world, did not go as expected, many are curious whether or not he will be added back to the game.

Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A broke down some of the clues that Epic Games had left behind, during his latest video, and explained what he thinks has happened to the Golden Agent.


Ali-A explained that the characters in Fortnite would have their memories reset for every match. However, Midas seemingly found a way around this, using the helmets in his base to remind himself he was trapped in a simulation.

“Midas was so clever, he realized that the battle royale map was stuck in an infinite loop of the storm coming in over and over,” Ali-A revealed, “he was 200IQ enough to realize he had to stop it.”

Unfortunately, after his failed attempt at putting an end to the cycle, Ali-A shared that the talking Jonesy took action against the rogue character to prevent him from doing similar in the future.


“It’s safe to say, that all of the talking Fortnite skins have gone ahead to make sure Midas will never do a great big escape plan ever again,” he added, explaining that they destroyed his base and will be keeping a closer eye on him in coming seasons.

After Midas was last seen being eaten by a Shark, in the Season 3 intro trailer, Ali-A admitted that he felt as if it was unlikely that Midas, as well as TNTina and Skye, would return as major characters for quite a while.