Special Fortnite announcement set for The Game Awards 2019 - Dexerto

Special Fortnite announcement set for The Game Awards 2019

Published: 9/Dec/2019 19:19

by Eli Becht


The Game Awards take place on December 12 and during the event, there will be a special Fortnite announcement that fans of the popular battle royale won’t want to miss.

As The Game Awards continues to grow in popularity, the more the show turns into a showcase for developers and publishers looking to show off their games.

It seems like we can now officially add Epic Games into that category, as this will now be the second year in a row that a big announcement has been revealed for Fortnite.

During the 2018 event, Epic Games announced The Block and the Creative mode which allowed players to make their own points of interest that would have a chance of being featured in the game.

The Block has since been removed from the game when Chapter 2 launched, so perhaps this upcoming announcement could be a revamped version of it.

There hasn’t been anything concrete about what to expect just yet, so all we can do in the meantime is speculate. Fortnite is a game that is constantly reinventing itself, and the addition of a Creative mode has been really well-received by the community.

Whatever the announcement is, we can expect it to be something on the level of that since there will be a lot of eyes watching for something big.

Epic GamesThe Block was introduced during The Game Awards 2018.

Of course, another reason to tune in would be to see if Fortnite will be taking home any awards at the event.

Fortnite has four nominations in total and those include Best Ongoing Game, Best Esports Game, Best Esports Event, and Best Community Support. Bugha is nominated for Best Esports Player thanks to his dominating performance in the World Cup.

There are plenty of contenders in each of these categories so Fortnite fans will need to keep their fingers crossed in hopes of coming away with a win in any of them.

Even if Fortnite doesn’t bring home an award, it will still be exciting to see what the developers have in store for their ever-evolving battle royale title.


Ali-A uncovers teasers for future Fortnite skins: Matrix, Witcher, Ant-Man & more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:13

by Daniel Megarry


YouTuber and longtime Fortnite superfan Alastair ‘Ali-A’ Aiken has discovered big clues for more crossover skins that could be coming soon to the game.

Season 5 of Fortnite kicked off with a bang as The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda arrived on The Island. Since then, we’ve seen God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and even Predator get their own skins.

So who’s coming next? Well, Ali-A has some ideas based on a hint list that was sent to him by Fortnite creators Epic Games themselves, and it seems as though more epic movie crossovers are on their way.

The Matrix 4
Warner Bros.
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In a new video celebrating the arrival of Terminator, Ali-A also revisited a list of items that he’d been sent by Epic Games, with each item acting as a teaser for a ‘hunter’ that would be coming to the game at some point during Season 5.

It appears that many hints on the list have already been discovered: The cup is The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda; the sunglasses are Terminator; the face paint is Kratos; the mud mask is Predator; and the syrup is Mancake, for example.

As for the remaining items on the list, there are some very interesting theories about who they could relate to, and which iconic characters could be coming to The Island next.

Ali-A explains that the Ant-Farm item is most likely a hint at Ant-Man finally joining the game, as he was given his own point of interest during Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza but was never added as a character.

The red and blue jellybeans could be a hint towards characters from The Matrix. This will likely be either Neo or Trinity, as they’re both set to return in the upcoming sequel Matrix 4 that’s due out later in 2021.

Tokens also appear as an item on the list, and Ali-A believes this is a hint towards The Witcher protagonist Geralt, especially as the Netflix adaptation of the game features a song called Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher
A crossover with The Witcher could be coming to Fortnite.

A baseball bat could be a hint towards Scout from Team Fortress 2, or it could have pointed to The Walking Dead crossover that already happened. Similarly, space bananas could be a hint towards Samus Aran from Metroid, or it could have just been about Master Chief.

Elsewhere, the golden back scratcher is likely going to represent the long-rumored Female Midas skin, as it links up with the ‘Midas Touch’ myth. As for the hand wraps, even Ali-A is unsure what they could hint towards, but it could be a boxer of some sort.

We’ll have to wait and see whether any of these crossover skin predictions come true before Season 5 of Fortnite comes to an end on March 15, 2021.