Fortnite Tells Players to Brace for Impact in Season 4

Fortnite Tells Players to Brace for Impact in Season 4

Fortnite‘s season 3 is reaching its catastrophic conclusion as today marks the last day of the season. Beginning tomorrow, Epic Games will usher in a new era for Fortnite, and hopefully bring forth a complete revelation of all their new cosmetics that they’ve been hinting at.

Over the past week, the game’s Twitter has been fraught with teases, comets, and questions about what their messages mean. Epic themselves have been steadfast in their silence, subtly implicating at what’s to come with their crashing comet image. The game itself has brazenly featured meteors crashing and destroying parts of the map, but with their latest tease it seems the comet is officially actually launching season 4.

The newest image comes via the Fortnite Twitter, and features four characters emerging from what looks to be an impact crater. Notably, there are no buildings, trees, or even a clear sky. Only the glowing image obscuring the outfits of the characters, although the Elite Agent and Steelsight are clearly noticeable. The third character between the Elite Agent and Steelsight, however, seems to be a new skin. The glowing eyes are reminiscent of the Raven, albeit without the hood.

The glowing eyes, however, do slightly resemble that of the masked hero in the original comet tease, although the blue light and silhouette convey a more nefarious presence. One thing that seems for certain is that the comet will be crashing, as the developer cautions players to heed their words and “brace for impact.”

What is still in the air is exactly what “impact” the comet will have on the game. Meteors have been laying waste to the island, and rumors indicate that either Dusty Depot or the Tilted Towers could be destroyed by the incoming comet, while one leaker posits that the map itself may be updated weekly. Players will not have to wait long to see if any of these predictions come to fruition, except perhaps only a brief period of downtime as the game is updated to include the new content.

This is an exciting time for fans of the game as the question of the comet has been in play ever since it started out as a potential April fool’s joke. Unless Epic decided that it was April fool’s month and we’ve been strung far along this whole time, the big question may finally be answered and superhero content finally unveiled.

Fortnite is available now for iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.


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