Fortnite Meteor Update: They're Finally Hitting In Battle Royale
Epic Games still hasn't spoken about the meteors, but they're beginning to hit the island.
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Fortnite's meteor saga appears to be nearing its climax. After harmlessly adorning the sky in Battle Royale in recent weeks, meteors are actually crashing into the island, according to reports by several players.
Videos such as the one below have been making their way onto social media and Reddit. Small meteors streak down out of the sky and collide with the ground, destroying anything in their path--whether it's part of the island or a player-made structure. It's unclear at this point if the meteors would actually damage a player if someone is unfortunate enough to be hit by one, but it's likely only a matter of time before we find out.
Beyond them hitting the ground, there's been no further developments--they aren't leaving behind any aliens or having any other effect. Meteors eventually crashing seemed inevitable when it was discovered that sound effects related to just that were included in a recent update's game files.
There doesn't appear to be any rhyme or reason to where the meteors are landing. While the video above shows one hitting Tilted Towers, they've also struck down elsewhere, too. Fans have speculated that Tilted Towers would be demolished by a large meteor, something that Epic acknowledged in the 3.6 update. But so far, the map hasn't been changed in any way by meteors finally starting to touch down.
This week saw an emergency broadcast show up on TVs in-game, and Epic has teased that something is about to unfold. Meanwhile, it's also offered up the first image related to Season 4, and it suggests that it could be superhero-themed. How that connects to the meteors or speculation about aliens--if it does at all--remains to be seen, but Fortnite players certainly have a lot to keep them busy between all of this and the new Week 10 challenges.