Fortnite Battle Royale’s fifth season quickly approaches, and developer Epic Games has released its first teaser image for the impending launch, giving anticipating players something to chew over for the next three days.
Season five launches on July 12th at 4 a.m. PT. Ahead of that, Epic tweeted out an image perhaps hinting at what we can expect to emerge from the mysterious rifts that have been popping up throughout the game’s map.
3 days until Season 5… pic.twitter.com/5xEDOBri1F
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 9, 2018
The predominant theories about the teaser image on Reddit is that it’s Bastet, the Egyptian goddess of warfare, though some are suggesting it might represent a Kitsune, folkloric Japanese foxes that can transform into humans, specifically resembling mask versions of the character. Whatever it is, we definitely wouldn’t be surprised if it was one of the skins that players can earn from season five’s battle pass.
Following a recent rocket launch event that created cracks in Fortnite‘s sky, many have speculated that the rifts that keep popping up across the map represent tears in the space-time continuum. Epic has also posted the teaser in the in-game news feed a tag that reads “Worlds Collide.” It’s possible that the season five map changes might not be just related to time travel but to versions of the Fortnite map from alternate dimensions. It’s also possible that this is a reference to items from Fortnite Battle Royale’s map recently popping up in the real world.
July 12th also marks the end of Playground mode’s first run. This new limited-time creator mode gives players an hour-long game and enhanced resources to go nuts building new structures on the map, while also letting friends scrimmage by turning on friendly fire. However, Epic has promised that Playground mode will return with some notable fixes, including aim assist for controller players.
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