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Fortnite’s weird comet has players thinking changes are on the way

Are the Tilted Towers about to get nuked?

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Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Fortnite Battle Royale looks like it is due for some kind of cosmic event. At first this sounded like April Fool’s content, or maybe incremental side lore. But a comet in the sky over Tilted Towers has been confirmed by multiple eyewitnesses and there are numerous fan theories flying about might go down.

The most common is that Tilted Towers, which is plentiful with weapons and gear, is about to get nuked by a meteor because Epic Games thinks it unbalances the game. Fortnite player ChlorophyteFTW articulated this in a forum post yesterday.

Firstly, most of us hate it, it removes the flow of the game, it is the location in the centre, so the storm will mostly be near it, which means tilted towers gets loads of people, nowadays nobody lands to Greasy grove, lucky landing, haunted hills, and the original wailing woods and lonely lodge; tilted towers is why. And, epic games hate it as well.

For the record, we reached out to two Epic representatives yesterday and heard zippity-do in reply.

From there, people think this may be a way to close out the current season of Fortnite Battle Royale and introduce some space-themed content. Data-miners have gone through Fortnite for clues and Epic apparently has no intention of correcting or shutting down their speculation.

This, for example, is the comet asset currently blazing overhead (thanks to Redditor IronRectangle) Players also confirm bizarre controller rumblings in the game as the phenomenon appears in the sky.

Fortnite Battle Royale is on its third “season,” which began in February. That started after season two ran from mid-December to mid-February. Many think this comet is presaging an end to the current season, especially given its space theme, and may presage some new game mode where the game takes place on an extraterrestrial map or aliens land in the game.

Others have read into Season Three’s unlockable cosmetics and predicted that the images of dinosaur skulls and mushroom clouds in the stickers means Fortnite Battle Royale is due for an extinction-level event like spring break in Mexico about 66 million years ago.

Fortnite’s Twitter account called the rumbling patterns a bug, but someone applied them to Morse code and developed the message SOS D 5 418. The SOS part is easy to understand and the 418 is assumed to be April 2018. D 5 may reference the portion of the map where Tilted Towers is located.

As far as what is actually confirmed to be going on right now, there’s some pastel-themed gear to celebrate Easter, so go grab that while you can.

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