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Fortnite’s TVs are all broadcasting skulls, and it could be hinting at a missile launch

Could this be the first tease of Season 5?

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Austen Goslin (he/him) is an entertainment editor. He writes about the latest TV shows and movies, and particularly loves all things horror.

Ever since the launch of Fortnite’s Nintendo Switch version back on Tuesday, June 12, the game’s in-game televisions have been acting a little weird.

First of all, the Switch version was broadcasting a countdown clock in ominous red letters, which seemed to point toward the morning of Tuesday, June 18 — most likely a patch day. Now, on the other versions of the game — consoles and PC — the televisions are now showing a picture of a skull in the same red color scheme as the countdown.

So, what exactly do all these strange broadcasts mean?

Skull on the TV
Epic Games

Well, it’s hard to say for sure. The most likely they are all connected to the missile inside the super-villain layer just west of Snobby Shores. The skull on the TVs is nearly identical to the one that the villains have carved into the side of their mountain, which makes the connection pretty strong. Inside that base there’s even a bran-new hologram that appears to show a projection of what the missile would look like if it were careening toward the ground.

Missile Hologram
Epic Games

It’s possible that this is all a tease meant to build anticipation for next season. Around this time during Season 3, meteors began to appear in the sky and, after a few weeks, began crashing to the ground and destroying any structure in their way, so a missile wouldn’t be too far out of the question. But, whether the missile would be launched Tuesday, to match the countdown clock, or perhaps at the end of the season, is a question we still don’t have an answer to.

For now, all we have is a lot of speculation as we wait to see what happens to the game tomorrow morning.

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