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Secret Fortnite message hints at possible Season 2 event

Published: 11/Feb/2020 22:14 Updated: 11/Feb/2020 22:25

by Eli Becht

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As Fortnite Chapter 2’s first season continues to wind down, players may have just seen their first clue that hints at the future of the battle royale game.

Epic Games usually rolls out some sort of live event to close out the seasons, and there’s no reason to expect anything different this time around.

In the lead up to these events, the developers will drop hints so players have something to discuss and theorize about regarding upcoming content. This time around, things have been comparatively quiet as we inch closer to February 20,  when this current season is scheduled to end.

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Are the devs prepared to drown the map they just made?

However, players might have just stumbled across the first clue, and it may even reference a famous biblical event.

A location near Holly Hills appears to spell out “NOAH,” which could end up being a hint that Epic Games will flood the map with water, essentially giving us something entirely new to experience in the very near future.

This discovery was made by Reddit user ‘jtlambert,’ which may have a lot of weight behind it. In the image, you can see the trees make the letter “N,” while the rest of the characters are made up of bushes, fences, and a house, respectively.

Anyone ever notice this spells "NOAH"? from FortNiteBR

It would definitely be an unprecedented move to totally destroy the new map, so there’s a chance this could end up being just a random coincidence if they aren’t willing to let go of all the new locations, just yet. New seasons do usually come with map changes of some sort, but this latest one marked the first time all of the locations changed.

To this point, Fortnite hasn’t referenced anything about religion, which isn’t surprising, considering the subject has been a controversial topic for many people since the dawn of time.

Fortnite Chapter 2 key art.
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Fans have their sights set on Season 2, but is the map going to survive the trip?

For a game that is marketed to players of all ages, it might be a bit of a stretch to assume the event will be about anything biblical, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

If this doesn’t end up being a clue of some sort for the next season, then just what direction will the new era take?

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Fortnite leak hints at Tomb Raider crossover with Lara Croft skin

Published: 18/Jan/2021 10:42

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite players are convinced that the game’s next major crossover skin will be Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider franchise.

When Season 5 of Epic Games’ popular battle royale launched in December 2020, it came with the theme of ‘bounty hunters’ as Agent Jonesy attempted to “gather the greatest hunters across all realities” to protect The Loop.

So far, we’ve seen hunters including God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and of course The Mandalorian make appearances in the game as playable skins.

Who’s next? Well, fans have been gathering clues – alongside a recent leak – and they think they’ve discovered that the next newcomer to The Island will be none other than Tomb Raider legend Lara Croft.

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Fortnite fans think Lara Croft is coming to The Island.

Is Lara Croft going to be in Fortnite?

According to Fortnite dataminer Mang0e, a new crossover skin codenamed ‘Typhoon’ will be arriving in the game soon. It will be a female character with reactive styles, and the portal on the map indicting her arrival has a ‘flicker’ effect.

While codenames like this one don’t always have a link to the final skin, some fans believe that ‘Typhoon’ is a reference to the opening of 2013 reboot Tomb Raider, where Lara gets stranded on an island after a violent storm sinks her ship.

As for being reactive, there could be a number of possibilities. One could be that as the player receives damage, the skin appears more bloody and bandaged up, which would reflect Lara’s modern appearance in the recent trilogy of games.

Tomb Raider 2013
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Lara Croft would fit the ‘hunter’ theme of Fortnite Season 5.

A recent tweet from the official Tomb Raider account has added even more fuel to the fire. Using symbols, the tweet depicts Lara thinking about three emojis. One of them is a pickaxe, which is a piece of Fortnite iconography.

Of course, Lara uses a pickaxe in her own game, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating. Lara would also fit the ‘hunter’ aspect of the season, as she uses her bow and arrow to hunt prey in the games.

The rumors have even got some dedicated fans creating their own artwork. Twitter user @wawa_cwoft mocked up what Lara Croft could look like as a Fortnite character, and it’s got us fully on board with the concept (as if we weren’t already).

But what if it’s not Lara Croft? Well, there’s been heavy speculation about Metroid’s intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran joining Fortnite as a crossover skin.

With Kratos representing PlayStation and Master Chief representing Xbox, Nintendo are the only company behind the ‘big three’ consoles who haven’t got a skin representing them yet. Samus could be perfect for the job.

Whoever the new crossover skin turns out to be, fans will be able to get their hands on them soon enough as Season 5 of Fortnite is scheduled to come to an end on March 16, 2021.