Season 4 of Fortnite has brought with it a lot of radical changes to the Battle Royale experience. While introducing a superhero theme as well as new items like the Hop Rock, the biggest change came to the center of the map with the cratered zone now known as Dusty Divot. Fans have recently been following an interesting countdown timer which appears to be linked to a missile in the villains base. Speculation centers around the missile launching and hitting part of the map, an idea which actually may have been confirmed through another leak.
The Fortnite leak this time actually comes from IGN and its interactive map, which fans have noticed that Dusty Divot, Snobby Shores, and Titled Towers are going to be seeing significant changes. Reddit user UppyGSY downloaded the files and put them together to compare it to an existing map of the Battle Royale landscape. The biggest change that can be seen is that the crater that is Dusty Divot is starting to be filled in. Smaller craters around the map also appear to be getting filled with various structures including the southwest corner of Tilted Towers and the location in Junk Junction.
While these changes have not been mentioned officially by Epic, fans are expecting to see these as early as tomorrow when update 4.5 is expected to arrive. In addition to the landscape changes, fans have noticed that the rocket silo at the villain’s hideout is now empty, and many of the convoys that have appeared over the past few weeks have either left or moved. It’s unclear if the missing rocket is part of an in-game event that happens off-screen, as part of a new limited time mode, or perhaps is tied to a new feature that has been heavily rumored where players would be able to fire the rocket during a match.
Based on recent events, it’s clear that Epic Games doesn’t take too kindly to people spoiling its big events before they happen. After leaking information on Reddit that the season 4 comet would hit Dusty Depot and not Tilted Towers as everyone believed, Epic Games recently discovered that the source of the leak actually came from a former QA tester. The information was considered extremely sensitive and under NDA, which EPic is accusing Thomas Hannah if breaking. As such, the company has filed a lawsuit against Hannah, though the leaker is firing back by saying he did not take part in the Reddit discussion and only revealed the information to the third party from a private conversation, without knowledge of how the information got out.