Here’s today’s new image, cleaned up a bit by reddit user RyanStoffelen:
Fans have long expected this season to flood parts of the game’s island map (and there’s a live story event this weekend set to kick this off). What fans did not expect is a hint Epic Games teased all this a year ago.
Cast your mind back to this time last year and to a mysterious animation published by Epic Games with little explanation. It showed the battle bus flying over a patch of open water, and a desert island with three palm trees on it.
The minute-long clip saw Jonesy call for help from the battle bus using a flare gun – only to doom the vehicle and accidentally win a Victory Royale for himself instead.
As many fans have pointed out, the trees really do look like the same models – here’s a comparison shot from reddit user CinemaOfGaming:
Fans have even spotted a number in the teaser – on the flare gun’s crate – that corresponds to the latest release date for the new season (11/06). This is surely a coincidence, considering the new season has now been delayed twice from its original arrival, but it’s a great spot.
Leaks for this weekend’s event point to spy boss Midas unleashing a device to finally cure Fortnite of its storm. I suppose emptying the clouds of their rain – and flooding the map – would be one way of doing just that?