The lead up to Fortnite Battle Royale’s fourth content season was constant stream of hints, clues, and speculation. It seems like developer Epic Games is utilizing the same strategy leading up to season five, trading asteroids and comets for skulls and rockets.
Clues about an impending missile launch in Fortnite Battle Royale have been popping up everywhere, but mostly on in-game TVs.
One player on the Nintendo Switch version noticed a countdown popping up on the TVs. The countdown would have ended yesterday, but nothing significant seemed to happen in-game.
Meanwhile, PC and Xbox One players noticed a red skull popping up on their in-game TVs. Fans realized that this was the same skull as the one that appears on the side of a mountain near Snobby Shore, which just so happens to house the supervillain lair that was introduced at the beginning of the current season. This lair now featured a hologram of the lair’s rocket falling toward the map. A recent patch also introduced a new content.
What it all means is anyone’s guess. A giant missile sure makes it seem like Epic is planning to reshape the map again, although it might be up to the players which part of the map gets a renovation this time.
YouTubers Two Epic Buddies found an asset in the game’s files that hinted at text that players will enter in order to launch the rocket. Some fans went on to speculate that Epic might be holding a vote for players to decide what part of the map the rocket will hit.
Others have suggested that the Visitor Blockbuster skin has something to do with the missile launch, considering its face looks like the UI for a laser-guided targeting system.
We’ll find out soon enough, as season four is scheduled to wrap on July 9th.
Fortnite is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile.