The loading screens for week five and six of Fortnite Season 9 have been leaked, hinting at a number of different things – including weather and a possible new storyline.
The v9.20 update for Fortnite Battle Royale was released by Epic Games on June 6, adding the brand new Storm Flip item as the biggest change. As ever, the developers added little tweaks to the map and weapons, but they also add files that are set to be released at a later date.
These files are always set upon by dataminers and leakers who are looking for anything that might give players an idea about the future of the game. They’ve already revealed a huge amount of cosmetics and the Horde Rush LTM, but now the next set of in-game loading screens have surfaced.
The new loading screens help tell the story of the season, often dropping hints about what is yet to come. Some include unreleased skins, while others display popular in-game looks. It just depends on what location they’re hiding.
That’s no different for week five as a mysterious figure appears to take control of the weather while riding the Slipstream system. The character can be seen conjuring up lightning in their right-hand while players try to complete their landings behind them.
As these loading screens tell the story of the season, fans have already theorized that the shadowy figure could be some sort of invader.
In contrast, the week six loading screen – which is named Sure Shot – shows a female character conducting a meeting on a rooftop of NEO Tilted.
While the meeting is happening in the darkness of night, rains can be seen falling all around the on-screen skins. On the flip side of the possible invaders storyline, it appears as if the meeting may be centered around a sort of resistance team that could fight off any new enemies.
These loading screens also have a hidden hint about the location of an upcoming hidden battle star. So, eagle-eyed fans will be able to get ahead of the game once they are officially released.
However, if you’ve been unable to spot the clues, don’t worry. FortniteCrypt will have guides on where to find the banner or battle stars once their week officially begins.
Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event: Everything we know so far
The first live event of Chapter 3 is expected to take place in less than six weeks. Here’s everything we know so far, based on various leaks.
Leaked Map Stages
All future stages for the territories controlled by both The Seven and Imagined Order have been leaked by data-miner Hypex. The maps show the Resistance will retake control of most of the Island, leaving only Command Cavern and Loot Lake for the IO. The final stage will lead the story directly into a live event, with the Imagined Order having little options left for victory.
Leaked Quest Voice Line
Epic also recently added new voice lines for the upcoming Week 6 Quests which, when reviewed closely, appear to tease the main story of a new live event. The Agent Jones character claims “one of the IO’s Doomsday devices is now in production”, seemingly hinting that the new event could be related to Chapter 2 Season 2’s The Device, which was also focused around a “Doomsday Device”.
A transcript of the Agent Jones voice lines can be found below:
“This will not come as a surprise, but IO management loves Doomsday machines – loves them! There’s even a doomsday division at HQ, oh man their softball team is awful but they will one day destroy us all so… kind of a wash. We have very credible intel that one of the IO’s Doomsday devices is now in production. We need to find out everything we can while we still can. Hit the field, I’ll prep the cameras . . . I have a very bad feeling that we are not ready for what we’re gonna find out.”
According to Fortnite data-miner GMatrixGames, a new Landmark code-named ‘DDMachine’ has been added to the game’s tags, suggesting that the Doomsday Device described by Agent Jones could be added to the map in the future.
Less than six weeks remain until the potential live event. We’ll keep you updated with the latest leaks and official announcements.
Boogie Bomb and Rift-To-Go Unvaulted Until April 25
In preparation for the upcoming item vote, the Boogie Bomb and Rift-To-Go have both been unvaulted for a trial period until April 25.
Players can now find the items scattered throughout the Island from Chests, Llamas, Supply Drops, Loot Sharks and ground loot. Once the short trial period ends on April 25 at 8AM ET, new gold funding stations will go live in-game on the following day to let players “fund” the item they want to see return permanently (for the rest of Season 2). The item that becomes 100% funded first will automatically be reintroduced to the loot pool as soon as the goal, of which the exact value is unknown, is reached.
We’ll keep you updated on which item gets unvaulted.
Leak: S.T.A.R.S. Team and El Chapulín Colorado to Return Very Soon
Fortnite has re-added multiple Item Shop sections to its API, meaning they will be available very soon. Five existing sections have also been removed, suggesting Epic doesn’t plan to bring those Sets back to the Item Shop for a while.
Re-added Item Shop Sections:
- S.T.A.R.S. Team
- El Chapulín Colorado
- Wu Wear (new)
Removed Item Shop Sections:
- Silk Sonic
- Chloe Kim
- Cobra Kai
- Turn The Music Up
The ‘Wu Wear’ section, which was added to the API today, will contain the new Wu-Tang Clan cosmetics; featuring two Outfits, two Bundles and more.
We’ll keep you updated if any additional sections are changed.
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