Eagle-eyed players noticed an unreleased “Black Drum” shotgun in the recent Fortnite Season 6 teaser.
Fortnite Season 6 is almost here, and fans are dissecting every piece of information that Epic give us. Already, players have pointed to the wolves that YouTuber Tabor Hill leaked before Season 5, a potential crossover with Footballer Neymar, and a whole lot more.
One of the recent revelations revolves around an unreleased weapon that was seen in one of the promotional images for Season 5. The Season 5 character, Reese, is holding a shotgun that we still haven’t seen in the game.
The same shotgun is visible in the first Season 6 teaser, which has led fans to speculate that it’s coming in the next Fortnite season. If we believe that wolves will be added as well, this could be another piece that Epic had ready for Season 6 and decided to hold.
Fortnite data miner, TweaBR, linked a few shots from the teaser to some past images. In his tweet, we see a stranded Jonesy, a symbol from the Chapter 2 Season 5 trailer, and a new shotgun that we haven’t seen in-game.
We can only assume that Epic will shake-up the meta with Season 6, as they’ve done with almost every other season in the recent past. The Shotgun meta is always changing, and a new weapon in this class wouldn’t be surprising in Season 6.
The community is relatively split on the shotgun situation in Fortnite. A lot of players still want the Pump to return, while others like the Tac, Charge, Lever-Action meta that we have in Season 5.
Of course, we’ll have you covered with all of the map changes, weapon changes, and everything else related to Season 6 when the patch goes live. Make sure to check back here and follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you never miss out.
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New Fortnite Batman comics have fueled speculation over a DC Universe-themed Battle Pass for Fortnite Season 6.
5 days ago
March 10, 2021
After the release of the Fortnite X Batman comic book, fans are speculating that Season 6 will be DC-themed.
Fortnite is no stranger to crossovers. In fact, the last two seasons of Fortnite have been full of crossovers. Season 5 saw characters from DC, Marvel, God of War, Halo, Predator, Terminator, and many others. Before that, Season 4 had an entire Marvel theme.
We’ve seen a lot of DC characters come to Fortnite as well. Batman, Catwoman, The Joker, Poison Ivy, The Flash, and Aquaman are just a few of the one-off characters that came to Fortnite. After all of these crossovers, Epic finally released a comic book that ties the worlds together.
Fortnite X DC Universe crossover
There’s a ton of lore information in this comic that brings Fortnite and the DC Universe together. Epic have positioned Fortnite to be a hub for all different realities, and the DC Universe is just one stemming from it.
More interesting for a lot of players is what all of this means for Fortnite Season 6. If you remember, we got some official Fortnite Marvel comics ahead of Season 4 – the all-Marvel Fortnite season. Could Epic be doing the same thing with Batman and DC?
As we said, there are already a lot of popular DC characters in Fortnite, but some big names are still on the table. Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Green Lantern, and more are still available for Fortnite skins – not to mention the long list of popular DC villains.
Of course, this is only speculation and we won’t know more until Season 6 releases on March 16. It’s a safe bet that Fortnite will continue to add characters from the DC Universe, though, whether or not the Battle Pass has a full DC theme.
In the meantime, make sure to follow us on Twitter, @FortniteINTEL, so you never miss out on the latest Fortnite news.
Fans are connecting the dots with the Fortnite Season 5 portals, suggesting that Epic are teasing the return of Kevin the Cube.
3 weeks ago
February 19, 2021
Fortnite Season 5 mirrors a lot of the themes from its Chapter 1 counterpart. Some fans are using the new portals to suggest that Kevin could make his return to the game soon.
The plotline of Fortnite is one of the more convoluted stories in gaming. We think we’ve generally cracked the format that Fortnite is using, but that doesn’t mean that we know exactly what’s going to happen.
One of the most iconic characters in Fortnite is the giant cube that appeared on the map during Chapter 1 Season 5. The community named the cube Kevin, and Epic later adopted the name and added it to the story.
Most fans assume that Kevin will return to Fortnite at some point, but when? Well, some players are connecting the Season 5 portals to the return of Kevin – possibly at the end of the current season or at the beginning of next.
Season 5 Portals hint at Kevin’s return
One common Fortnite theory is that Kevin is located in the redacted bunker in the southeast of the map. The bunker is located in the exact spot where Kevin first appeared in Chapter 1, which is the primary fact behind this theory.
As Season 5 progresses, the bounty hunter portals that have opened around the map started to take shape. A few Fortnite theorists, including u/trewasqo, connected these dots to make a cube. Of course, this would point to Kevin’s return to the Fortnite map.
This is probably intentional on the part of Epic, but it could be that fans are using confirmation bias to make these portals fit the theme. One more portal could appear before the end of the season and wreck the whole theory.
Fortnite players had a similar observation during Chapter 1. When you look at all of the corrupted areas left by Kevin, you could form a cube around the map. Similar to Season 5, there were seven corrupted areas and seven runes – just like the seven portals that are now on the Chapter 2 map.
This could be considered a bit of a reach on the part of fans, but anything’s possible. We’d be shocked if Kevin never returned to Fortnite, so whether or not this theory is true doesn’t matter. Kevin will almost certainly be back, whether or not Epic are intentionally hinting at his return.
Of course, we’ll have to wait and see what happens. Only time will tell.
The most recent Fortnite Season 5 update added new voice lines to the game, suggesting the Zero Point will have a role in the Season 5 event.
4 weeks ago
February 16, 2021
The Fortnite v15.40 update released some new and leaked NPC voice lines that hint towards a massive season-ending event to close Season 5.
Fortnite Season 4 was a standalone season, in many ways. Instead of focusing on the overarching Fortnite plot, it was a deviation while the Marvel heroes dealt with Galactus.
In Season 5, things picked back up again. We may have gotten more information in Chapter 2 Season 5 than we’ve had for the entirety of Fortnite’s lifespan. We’re at the point where we even think we’ve cracked the case of the Fortnite story.
In v15.40, Epic added some new NPC voice lines to the game that point to what many of us assumed: Season 5 will have a season-ending event that will relate to the Zero Point. Here’s what we learned after the most recent update.
New & leaked Fortnite voice lines
Several Fortnite characters have had their voice lines either updated or leaked. Lexa now has a specific voice line attached to her brother, Orin, which isn’t huge news in any way.
Some of the other leaked lines seem to relate to one of the skins that have yet to be released. Both Kondor and Ragnarok have a specific reaction to a particular skin, but that skin isn’t here yet.
The most interesting voice lines come from characters that are already in the game. Mancake, Deadfire, and Bunker Jonesy all have new voice lines when you approach them. The former two are located near the Zero Point and the latter has been the catalyst of many Season 5 theories.
Hypex, who released all of these voice lines, didn’t go into much detail about what these could mean for the future of Fortnite. If we had to guess, we’d say that they’re preparing us for a season-ending event.
The characters around the Zero Point are taking notice of some changes. At this point, we’d be surprised if the Zero Point didn’t destabilize and take us to another dimension – possibly the in-between from the Butterfly Event.
Only time will tell, but the end of Fortnite Season 5 is now a month away. Epic may be preparing us for something big
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