Fortnite Season 4 landed with a ton of map updates, some larger ones ( see the giant crater where Dusty Depot once stood ), but many more minutes of updates. Small craters, camera crews, and a warehouse dance club are, at first sight, seemingly innocent changes, many of them thematically altered to match Season 4's blockbuster heroes and villains.
But with every week the additions to Fortnite's Season 4 Card keeps coming back. Some existing set pieces have changed slightly. The research facility in the center of Dusty Divot looked like it was just setting up camp, but the second week a roof was built to encapsulate the glowing rock in the middle. Slight changes have also occurred in otherwise abandoned parts of the map, with a mysterious indestructible vault that appears in the slander forests. With all the evidence in hand and our pinboard conspiracy, guess what's to come in the fourth season of Fortnite.
What's in the hatch?
Enter the Wailing Wall and you will find one of the simplest card additions: an indestructible hatch that leads to nothingness. So far, no one has been able to damage the structure, but that's very deliberate. Some players could use the replay editor to see what's underneath and find nothing. The addition could only be a cheeky reference to the television show Lost, in which a stranded group of melodramatic idiots find a mysterious hatch on an island. Or the hatch might just be unfinished, a deliberate, temporary distraction to turn our attention to an inevitable update.
Perhaps the Plaintive Forests will get an underground facility with multiple openings to make it a tempting area for raiders. Recent patch notes say that the likelihood of the circle closing in the outer areas of the map has risen by 25 percent, making it a good idea to rewrite Wailing Woods. But maybe we'll find a Scottish guy typing numbers into a computer.
What about the rocket silo and the mansion?
Two significant card additions in Season 4 landed on diametrically opposite sides of the card, indicating a relationship between them. A rocket silo was embedded in the sides of the western hills, with dark halls and dark purple iconography. It is hard to imagine that this rocket will be used to save the world.
The mansion on the east coast is a bit brighter and reminiscent of Bruce Wayne's bleak excavations. There is an equally lighter warehouse in his basement, adorned with a pristine blue logo. Purple: bad. Blue: good. But who are the big players here? When they are finally here, what kind of destruction will leave them?
Salty Springs hides a smaller hideout in the basement of a suburban home, but this one implies the presence of a third party, someone who listens. That, or Fortnite, also has a fair share of preparers. Can not really blame her. Rockets and meteorites and an endless battle between uncommonly dressed teenagers at home.
The Great Meteorite Could Be an Egg
If Dusty Divot stayed static for more than two weeks, I would think that the big chunk of space rock at its center was nothing else Dressing for the theme of the 4th season. But in week 2 the research facility was ready and the big stone was covered by the new roof of the plant. It is clear that this rock is of great importance and now, hey, oh God maybe it is not a stone, but an egg that is ready to hatch?
But for what purpose? I would not expect Epic Games to be animating a massive alien creature and unleashing it on the island ̵
Dino Mamas or movie magic?
A huge Dino footprint found a home in the southwest corner of the map, it seems. Could it be that the egg momma comes here to check on her baby? Unlikely, especially because the island was not completely destroyed.
It is important to consider the possible framework conditions for everything we see on the map. The presence of film crews and sets gives me the impression that everything we see is a farce, all a work of Fortnite's Hollywood equivalent to make movie magic. The Dino print is probably the work of four interns and a six of PBR Tigboys. But we know that the craters are the only true thing.
The blockbuster challenges reward load masks every week, and the first one exposes the meteorites as real, which has surprised the film crews. The following image is accompanied by the following caption: "Notes of the Director: He finally gathered himself when everything collapsed …"
Unless these filmmakers do it, the Ultimate meta-film, we can bet that the big holes in the ground were made by space rock. This also means that we can bet that the big egg in the middle of the map is not the set for a sci-fi movie in the Fortnite universe.
Frankly, none of that makes any sense, and that's okay because Battle Royale was made in two months. We look at an incipient topic and an incipient narrative. Do not expect the traditions of the Dark Souls here, though I start to feel something like cohesion. Good, bad and aliens is a good starting point.