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Will there be a Winter Royale Duos event in Fortnite Chapter 2?

Published: 19/Nov/2019 19:54

by Eli Becht

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Winter is coming and Fortnite players are wondering if Epic have a Duos tournament planned because the rumor mill is churning.

The Winter Royale from 2018 was well received by players and viewers, as were the Summer and Fall Skirmishes, so now many are wondering if there’s something in the works for this winter season.

Season X introduced the Fortnite Champion Series, which is the competitive circuit that’s now available in the game, and Chapter 2’s theme so far has been Squads. This means if players want to get involved in the competitive scene, they’ll have to do so with a group of four.

A Duos system has been requested by the playerbase since the start of the season and now there are rumors swirling that Epic could on the verge of introducing a special tournament.

Is the Winter Royale coming back?

There has already been a fake snippet from a blog post going around that seemingly looks real until you notice the typo in it. However, that’s not the only thing circulating.

A FaZe Clan Fortnite coach tweeted a mockup of a logo and an in-game message, both fake, of course. However, it’s clear that players desperately want it to be real. This leads us to wonder if Epic even has anything planned.

The easy answer to that question would be they don’t, but there are still some things that could give fans hope for the future that a Duos event is indeed coming.

With this season featuring entirely on Squads, you don’t expect to see many players announcing who their Duos partners are for events going forward, but that’s exactly what we’re seeing.

Both Mongraal and MrSavageX have made announcements for their Duo, so either they are just getting in on the fun or they know something we don’t know.

It’s possible they are just prepping for the next season of the FNCS potentially introducing a Duos playlist. That is unconfirmed at this point but it’s something that would make a lot of sense.

For the time being, there is nothing confirmed about a potential Fortnite Winter Royale and there’s no indication we should expect one on the horizon.

With this being Fortnite, things can change on a whim so keep your eyes peeled for a potential announcement.

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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

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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.

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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.