FORTNITE has dropped a huge hint that a major story change in on the way.The latest Season 5 update added new voice lines to the game's NPCs that sugg
FORTNITE has dropped a huge hint that a major story change in on the way.
The latest Season 5 update added new voice lines to the game’s NPCs that suggest something foreboding is on the horizon.
Based on their dialogue, It sounds like the impending event will revolve around the Zero Point.
Fortnite typically ends each season with a bang, previously obliterating parts of the map with a black hole and even a giant supervillain.
It appears Season 5 will end in similar fashion after new voice lines were dolled out to the NPCs Bunker Jonesy, Deadfire, and Mancake.
Following the latest Fortnite patch, released last week, the characters now natter about what sounds like an epic season finale.
A lot of these NPCs are based near the Zero Point, a Storyline Object in Battle Royale that seems to be the centre of reality in the Universe.
This has led players to speculate that the big season-ending event takes place around – or heavily involves – the Zero Point.
Following the update, if you approach Deadfire, he says: “Mysterious things have been happening ’round these parts.”
Bunker Jonesy, on the other hand, says: “Here it comes. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
What is Fortnite, anyway?
FORTNITE is an online video game played by up to 250 million people across the world.
In it, 100 players compete on their own or with a small group of pals to grab weapons, gather resources and build defences, before fighting it out to be the last man (or team) standing.
Matches take about 20 minutes, and you can drop into a new game within seconds of your previous one finishing.
It’s bright, it’s cartoony and it’s fiendishly compelling.
Skill is rewarded but luck also plays a huge role, meaning no two games are ever the same and everyone feels like they have a chance of winning.
Fortnite has also made its developer billions.
In Europe it’s rated 12+, meaning it’s suitable for those aged 12 and up.
The battle royale mode is free to play, but there is also a story-driven single player and co-op mode called Save The World that players have to pay for.
Pop culture crossover events are very common because of the game’s huge audience.
These involve players being able to buy themed outfits for the movie, TV show or brand, as well as getting some themed activities in-game to do too.
These might be new places to explore, new challenges to complete to win themed accessories, or new game modes that are loosely related to the theme of whatever is being crossed over with.
Similarly, Mancake says: “Was that thing always so… unstable?”
It remains unclear precisely when Season 5 will end.
Based on the releases of prior seasons and the date listed on the Epic Games website, players can expect Season 6 to begin sometime during the week of March 15, 2021.
Season 6 will likely bring about big changes to the map layout, as well as new weapons.
Players can also expect new character crossovers with popular TV and film franchises.
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