X
X
Fortnite


 

Fortnite Battle Royale’s fifth season is launching tomorrow, July 12th, and developer Epic Games just revealed when it’s taking down the servers to patch in all the new content.

The game’s servers will go down on July 12th at 1 a.m. PT. Epic didn’t reveal when the game would come back online, though it did note that the “patch size will be larger than normal” due to the “many new things” arriving with this patch, so make sure you have your auto-downloads turned on.

As for what those “many new things” might be, we can make an educated guess. The official Fortnite Twitter has been teasing a couple of new items, including a Kitsune mask and a battle ax that strongly resembles Kratos’ in the new God of War.

The theme of “worlds colliding” has also been prevalent in Epic’s language surrounding season five’s launch.

Likewise, Epic has been practicing guerrilla marketing to get the word out about season five, including taking items from in the game and relocating them to the real world (like the Durr Burger burger). As old scenery is destroyed by miniature space-time rifts, new set decoration like horse-drawn carriages and ship ancors are taking their place, hinting at some sort of time travel/epochal-based alternate universe theme.

The ramp up to season five’s launch started with a one-time rocket launch event that happened in-game, resulting in a tear opening up in the game’s sky and, subsequently, smaller versions of the tear popping up throughout the map. Though the smaller tears have been changing the map, we’re expecting that the ever-growing big rift in the sky will cause some sort of seismic shift in the game’s map, possibly resulting in bigger changes to it than anyone is expecting.

Fortnite is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile.

Read More

About Michael Goroff

view all posts

Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.

Here’s when Fortnite is going down to patch in season five content

Fortnite is going offline very soon to kick off the next season.

By Michael Goroff | 07/11/2018 12:30 PM PT

News

Fortnite Battle Royale’s fifth season is launching tomorrow, July 12th, and developer Epic Games just revealed when it’s taking down the servers to patch in all the new content.

The game’s servers will go down on July 12th at 1 a.m. PT. Epic didn’t reveal when the game would come back online, though it did note that the “patch size will be larger than normal” due to the “many new things” arriving with this patch, so make sure you have your auto-downloads turned on.

As for what those “many new things” might be, we can make an educated guess. The official Fortnite Twitter has been teasing a couple of new items, including a Kitsune mask and a battle ax that strongly resembles Kratos’ in the new God of War.

The theme of “worlds colliding” has also been prevalent in Epic’s language surrounding season five’s launch.

Likewise, Epic has been practicing guerrilla marketing to get the word out about season five, including taking items from in the game and relocating them to the real world (like the Durr Burger burger). As old scenery is destroyed by miniature space-time rifts, new set decoration like horse-drawn carriages and ship ancors are taking their place, hinting at some sort of time travel/epochal-based alternate universe theme.

The ramp up to season five’s launch started with a one-time rocket launch event that happened in-game, resulting in a tear opening up in the game’s sky and, subsequently, smaller versions of the tear popping up throughout the map. Though the smaller tears have been changing the map, we’re expecting that the ever-growing big rift in the sky will cause some sort of seismic shift in the game’s map, possibly resulting in bigger changes to it than anyone is expecting.

Fortnite is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile.

Read More


About Michael Goroff

view all posts

Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.