You would possibly need to duck and canopy for those who’re taking part in Fortnite: Battle Royale tomorrow, Saturday at 1:30pm EST (6:30pm BST for us UK of us). Epic have been teasing some method of massive in-game occasion to tie up its present superhero-themed season and it in all probability entails huge, very harmful wanting rockets.
A countdown displayed on TV screens all through the battle royale shooter’s world means that it’s taking place tomorrow afternoon. According to a pop-up warning within the sport itself, this can be a one-time stay occasion, so be there or be sq. (and watching it on YouTube afterwards).
The world of Fortnite hasn’t stayed static within the run-up to this occasion. Among the adjustments launched to the map this season (together with Dusty Depot getting obliterated by an enormous space-rock) is the addition of a supervillain’s lair replete with missile silo. Within is a big rocket with a giant purple warhead (ooerr) of some description, which, unattended, appears like an accident ready to occur. It appears that there’s been some test-launches happening over the previous couple days, with a launch siren heard within the clip beneath, caught by streamer OpTic CouRage:
IT’S HAPPENING!!!!! NEW LAUNCH SOUND??? Randomly occurred out of nowhere pic.twitter.com/1NqKCBOnbi
— OpTic CouRage (@CouRageJD) June 27, 2018
While I’m uncertain whether or not anybody caught sight of a launch or not together with that siren, a rocket was undoubtedly found crashed in a field by streamer SXVXN. Our intrepid Fortnite correspondent Alice Prime went and visited the crash website, solely to search out the rocket lacking, and an ominous van parked close by.
She did at the very least handle to safe some photos of the now-restocked missile silo earlier than being brutally murdered by some howling loon with a pickaxe. Evil henchman or simply common participant in a battle royale shooter? We won’t ever know for certain, however odds are good on the latter. Here’s a glimpse on the missile silo itself, able to launch and wreak havoc upon the peaceable and serene lands of… No, wait, that’s another sport. Will anybody even discover something out of the bizarre if a bloody nice missile fell out of the sky?
She additionally snapped an image of one of many TVs ticking down the seconds. Spooky stuff.
While I wouldn’t put any cash alone wild conjecture (I’m seldom proper about these items), my intestine feeling is that this has one thing to do with Fortnite’s Save The World co-op mode. If the world must be saved, it must be plunged into peril first, and a nefarious villain launching missiles crammed with sketchy purple stuff (the identical shade as Save The World’s mutant monsters) sounds prefer it’d do.
Outside of dramatic countdowns, Epic have also announced that they’re changing their unpopular Final Fight time-limited playmode (which Alice assures me was genuinely garbage) with the fan-favourite 50 v 50 mega-team rumble with an akimbo pistol twist. Dual pistols and bounce pads spawn at twice the traditional fee, and every thing provides 50% extra sources than standard. Sounds like a grand outdated gunslinging time to me.
So, are you going to be on floor zero for this one? Ready to wash within the fallout, or taking a rain examine on this one? Everyone and their canine appears to have some form of concept – what’s yours?