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When are helicopters being added to Fortnite Season 2?

Published: 16/Mar/2020 23:09 Updated: 16/Mar/2020 23:10

by Bill Cooney

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The new Fornite Chapter 2: Season 2 trailer from January left everybody wondering about whether or not a new vehicle could soon appear in the battle royale game. 

Season 2’s trailer premiered in January 2020 and one thing sharp-eyed players soon noticed a chopper landing in one shot on the roof of the mansion, which appeared to be yet another hint that flying vehicles could be experimented with once again.

Helicopters aren’t entirely new to Fortnite – one was spotted around the map from Seasons 4 through 8 in 2019, but that never led to a version that was actually usable by players.

Now that we know patch v12.20 is on the way, there’s a chance helicopters could be added then. Let’s take a look at everything we know so far. 

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This golden heli was spotted during the Season 2 trailer.

Helicopters clues in Fortnite

Helipads

After seeing one landing on top of the mansion in the trailer, we have seen many other clues that may suggest they’re coming soon. Players have also noticed that every single one of the new areas on the map has a helipad somewhere in it.

They’re marked with all of the distinct characteristics of any ordinary helipad – a wide surface with a large H in the middle of a circle.

While you wouldn’t necessarily need a helipad for a helicopter to land, if Epic were planning on adding the vehicle in, it would make sense to have them as a place for it to spawn.

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Helipads such as this have popped up in all of the new areas on the map.

Leaked emotes

But some of the most convincing things we’ve seen to suggest the flying vehicles are coming to Fortnite come from prominent dataminer HYPEX, who leaked some helicopter-themed emotes and information about the new vehicle from back-end game files.

HYPEX warned these stats could just be placeholders, but they’re one of the best indications so far the vehicle is definitely coming. The chopper will have 1500 HP, be able to boost and it can damage players if it hits them.

The emote in question is named “Get To The Choppa” a nod to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s legendary 1987 sci-fi action film “Predator”, and it definitely looks like a good sign for choppers coming to the game soon.

More leaks

Last, but certainly not least, it has also been suggested that the new vehicles won’t be able to carry more than one person at a time, which would mean teammates wouldn’t be able to travel in a group.

This information, posted to Twitter by user spedicy, is still unconfirmed. They also claimed that they would have 1500 HP, which would make destroying them quite the challenge.

Helicopters wouldn’t be the first flying vehicle to be in Fortnite either; players used to be able to take to the skies in the X-4 Stormwing planes before they were vaulted at the end of Season 7.

However, due to their overpowered nature, the Stormwings were widely disliked by the player-base and remain to this day as one of the more controversial additions to the battle royale.

Fans will hope that if choppers are indeed coming, Epic Games will have made sure that they can’t cause too much havoc, or we’ll have another aerial catastrophe on our hands.

As of now, there is no expected release date for helicopters in Fortnite, but with Season 2 nearly a quarter of the way done and patch v12.20 just around the corner, you just never know what may happen.

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Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun

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Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

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The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.