In-depth report on Fortnite Battle Royale’s lore and storyline up to Season 7
Redditor /u/kombatwombat9852 has written an extremely detailed report on the lore and storyline of Fortnite Battle Royale up to the current Season 7.
The aim of this report was to provide in-depth explanations for the events in the Fortnite Battle Royale universe. It’s important to note that none of it is officially confirmed, just perceived.
All credit goes to Redditor /u/kombatwombat9852 of /r/FortniteBR who says the write-up took 3 hours of writing to complete. Be sure to show your appreciation on Reddit.
So, the story of Fortnite begins as such:
In the beginning, there was just the storm…and Vindertech
An odd and mysterious storm of unknown origins has plagued the earth, taking quite a bit of the population with it. (We know this via Save The World mode)
It has been theorized that the storm was actually a product of a technology company called “Vindertech”. But why would Vindertech, a company that makes technology to fight the storm, create an apocalyptic storm? Simple, make a problem, sell a solution. It’s to be believed that Vindertech created the storm to sell their products. These “Pre-storm products” are unknown and never really talked about.
But what Vindertech hadn’t planned on was the impact of the storm, and what they had just created. This storm would just be a nuisance, it would be catastrophic. It would *almost, end the world.
But once the storms hit, and the damage was done. Vindertech “Disappeared”…or so we thought…
It’s also revealed in STW that Vindertech “Went Dark” after the storms, yet their technology was seen everywhere. Chances are, if it’s tech, it’s Vindertech. So this leads me to believe that Vindertech didn’t actually go away, they just went to change themselves.
(Stay with me here, The Battle Royale lore is coming!)
Vindertech “retreated” to repurpose their tech to help any survivors fight the storm. The storms main affect on people is it’s essentially Poisonous to humans. As seen in STW, the storm mutates humans into zombie-like creatures known as Husks. People had no way to fight these storms until Vindertech brought their weapons to the public. (This may also explain why the storm got so far out of hand, is because Vindertech had to retreat to make these weapons.)
So, for those who haven’t played it, STW starts out with a cutscene if a survivor taking shelter in what appears to be an old Vindertech facility. This facility I believe was abandoned once Vindertech went into hiding to make their new tech. Now this facility is home to a robot named “Ray” who wants to, you guessed it, save the world. But she’s just a tiny robot so she enlists the help of people known as “Heroes” (the people you play as) to help her with the dirty work. There was a limited time mission where you had to find a survivor out in a mission, and after you rescue her, states she wants to join you. Ray however then goes on to say that these “Heroes” are trained at what they do. So here is where I believe Battle Royale comes in. Battle Royale is a distant island somewhere on the planet that these heroes are sent to so they can find the best of the best. But how what one find the best out of, say, 100 people? Simple, have them to fight to the (near) death!
So these heroes are chosen to fight the storm and go out into the world by having them train in battle Royale. This is alluded to when your character gets “eliminated” (or deemed “unfit”) while fighting. Notice that your character never just lays there and dies, they always get teleported away. This also proves why the word “kill” is never in the game. Because you never actually die, just injured and returned to home base (The lobby screen) to ready up and prove your worth over and over again until you indeed are “The best out of 100”
You might be thinking “Cool, you’ve wasted hours researching and typing to tell us that a company made a storm, then trains people to fight it…Bravo…”
But now here’s the interesting bit. Why in a matter of a year and half has this island been but through dimensions, practically turned into a climate change specialists nightmare, been visited by a giant dimensional Rubix cube, and and now been smashed into by another island on an iceberg? Well, that’s where we talk about our old pal, the storm again.
The Storm’s Power
I’ve already stated that Vindertech was in WAY over their head while trying to create to storm. They had no idea what they were creating, they just thought whatever it was, they could make a solution to fight it and they’d be rich and it would go away. Well whatever they put in this storm literally has the power to create Monsters that nobody can even imagine. For example, Crackshot? It’s recently been revealed that he is not a man in a costume. He is an actual product of the storm. An actual monster that is hellbent on making sure everybody has Christmas cheer…or else. So as you can see, this storm can create unthinkable things and because of that, can make unthinkable things happen.
Our first “phenomenon” however wasn’t actually caused by the storm. It was just your average everyday alien just coming to give us a friendly visit. His intentions are unknown, but “The Visitor” came from space in case you didn’t pick that up. While he crash landed, people were starting to get ahold of themselves after the events of the storms, and apparently even started making movies! (This is seen as the Carbide and Omega movie being produced all through season 4). As the government was trying to contain The Visitor, players could see something out of the natural for the first time…Hop Rocks.
It’s possible that The Visitir was actually running from something. (Quite possibly some kind of space police, is my guess) He most likely stole or brought whatever Hop Rocks were, and that’s why they appeared when he did. (This is also hinted as to why they were only in meteor crash sites). But once the visitor broke free from his pod, he was faced with a problem…how does he get home?
Picture it, your sitting with your film crew after a hard days work, when all of the sudden that FAKE rocket you built decides to take itself on a joy ride. This is obviously the visitors doing as seen in a certain loading screen. The visitor used the “hop rock tech” to fuel and turn this fake rocket into a fully functional rocket. But unfortunately for the inhabitants of earth, gasoline pollution ain’t got nothing on hop rock pollution (especially when mixed with the effects of the storm). Once the rocket blasted off it was using so much energy that it couldn’t be contained but instead of exploding, it rather…imploded.
Apparently the hop rocks have some kind of inter dimensional ties (this may also be why the visitor was perhaps trying to steal them) because once the ship imploded it caused a huge tear in the sky that we would soon find out to hit a lot closer to home than anybody could have thought…literally.
This tear wasn’t just your average sky crack. It would be the start of 2 seasons worth of lore and story that would quite possibly change the course of Fortnite as we know it. This “Rift” was proven to be a link between our world, and Fortnite world. Right around the turn of season 4 going into 5, something showed up in OUR desert. Something very juicey and cheesy. That’s right, The durr burger statue from grease grove showed up in our world. There were many clues left at the durr burger site that unfortunately weren’t decided in time before it was revealed to us via the game, but there was secret codes hidden around that showed us exact locations of where a certain cube would appear within the coming days.
His Name Is Kevin
Once our little cube friend (Obviously charged with some kind of energy) decided to make landfall (which by the way, took the rift in the sky with him) it began to roll around the map, making “runes” he then decided to melt into loot lake and start us of on season 6 with a high note! (Again…Literally)
So as seen in the season 6 trailer, the cube (known as Kevin by most) started to pick up the house in loot lake and lift it about 300 ft in the air and also felt the need to make a tornado in the process. (Oh Kevin, you little scamp!) this cube then goes to each “rune” and “activates” them, causing each rune to start to hover and glow.
It’s thought that these runes were put there to make a sort of track for Kevin follow while making his second joyride around the map. Once Kevin had achieved his goal and sucked the energy back from the runes that all met just southwest of dusty divot, he moved back to Leaky lake for his grand finale. He went out with a boom (you already know the drill……..Literally)
The Butterfly Effect
If players saw this happen, they would have been transported into an unknown dimension that was all white and surrounded by all 99 other players floating around them. But out of nowhere, a rift appears and then slowly forms into a butterfly. The butterfly would land on the player and then send them back to earth and welcome them to a beautiful new island now what a new improved loot lake.
So now pops the question, who the heck is Kevin, and what the heck was seasons 5-6 all about? So here’s the low down. Season 5 is about the chaos created in season 4 by the visitor’s rift rocket implosion. Two worlds colliding, players literally having the ability to use dimensional gate ways for their own leisure, and apparently judging by the Viking ship, time was also involved in this catastrophe. But the silver lining was the “road trip” skin found in week 7 of season 5. It was called the “The Enforcer” with the tag line “Balance and order must be restored”. The enforcers jobs were to bring the cube to earth to rebalance or “cleanse” the earth of its unstable state. However it’s obvious that these enforcers weren’t from Fortnite s dimension OR our dimension, so this proves there was a 3rd party dimension the whole time (I believe players physical state was in this dimension while using the shadow stones). So they were sent to clean up the visitors disaster during seasons 4-6. And once Kevin restored balance to earth (the butterfly is meant to be a physical embodiment of balance during the explosion event). Players could rest at ease knowing everything was restored…
A Cold Awakening
But then they started to feel a bit chilly all of the sudden… thins were pretty calm the last few weeks of season 6 with the only thing happening being a dinky little snow cloud on the horizon and the appearance of every bodies special little robot friend A.I.M. Who’s origins were unknown, but his hands and feet were frozen solid. He came from the south, almost the exact direction of the cloud, but surely it was a coincidence right…right?
So once season 7 started we are greeted with a giant iceberg smashing into the islands southwest shores and once again, giving us a massive terrain change from tilted to what WAS flush factory. The most noticeable thing about our new frozen neighbors is that right off the bat we notice a research group has put up equipment and vehicles ALL over the island. This is also the same group that sent AIM to warn us about the oncoming storm (or spy on us, I’m not sure yet). However the biggest change of all the iceberg itself, polar peak. It houses a castle with a mysterious and possibly threatening king known as the ice king. At first we could only visit the top part of the castle since it hadn’t melted yet, but we soon notice that the ice is melting, revealing more castle each day. However, this wasn’t something necessarily good, as things got stranger the more it melted. Our first red flag was that the ice king has a chunk of the the meteorite. Our second red flag was just your average dragon egg chilling in the castles dungeons. Now it was proposed by a redditor (I can’t say who because it’s been passed along so many times, I just know it’s not me) that it wasn’t a coincidence that the iceberg crashed on OUR island. They said that the ice king was coming for something, something he needed, that we had.
It was theorized that the ice king needs A LOT of energy to hatch those dragon eggs and we think that’s why he has a piece of the meteor, is because it’s still flowing with energy from the hop rocks. But it wasn’t enough, so now he needs more energy, and what has a crap ton of energy on our island? You guessed it! Pieces of Kevin.
But unfortunately this is where our story must come to an end, because we’ve reached the present day. So until more happens, this is it!
What are your thoughts on this Redditor’s perception of the storyline? While some players feel as if Fortnite Battle Royale does not have sort of storyline, it’s definitely an interesting discussion to have based on the above.
Fortnite leaks confirm Beerus, Goku, and Vegeta skins for Dragon Ball Z crossover in Chapter 3
Anime fans in the Fortnite community are waiting for the Dragon Ball Z crossover, and leaks have confirmed that it will bring in Beerus.
Fortnite v21.30 update introduced a ton of new content and the files now have more Dragon Ball Z elements. From skins for Beerus, Goku, and Vegeta to a Bulma reference, here’s everything we know so far.
Fortnite players were certainly shocked when they came across leaks regarding a Dragon Ball Z crossover. Both waves of the Naruto cosmetics were a massive hit in the Item Shop and it is evident that the developers now wish to capitalize on other popular anime series.
Leaks previously revealed that four skins will arrive in the first-ever Dragon Ball Z x Fortnite crossover, and one of them is going to be Beerus.
Fortnite is working on a Beerus skin for the Dragon Ball Z crossover
As per prominent leaker HYPEX, Epic Games is working on a purple skin codenamed ‘Cat’. For anyone who’s watched Dragon Ball Z, this isn’t a tough one to crack. Beerus, the god of destruction of Universe 7, perfectly fits this description.
With this, three skins have been confirmed for the upcoming DBZ crossover:
The fourth skin will be a female character according to leaks, and it is safe to assume that it will be Bulma.
Following the v21.30 update, HYPEX discovered that one of the Fortnite x DBZ quests will have a beach umbrella setup. This could be a reference to many things like the Kame House, Bulma, or Beerus but it is too early to confirm it.
The Creative Stamina item that started all the rumors about the crossover will also be available on the map. It might be a part of some quests or the developers might just tease the crossover through it.
Last but not least, the Attack Pods from Dragonball will arrive as Gliders in Fortnite. The 21.30 patch added a glider texture with a striking resemblance to these pods and even its codename, StaminaVigor, suggests that it is related to DBZ.
Fortnite x Dragon Ball Z crossover to have a special event screen, quests, and rewards
It seems like the DBZ crossover will be quite similar to Naruto. Players can look forward to taking part in challenges that will grant them free DBZ-themed skins. Obviously, this will be accompanied by Goku, Vegeta, and Beerus outfits in the Item Shop.
The official website for the DBZ crossover is in the works. It should become functional by August, which is also when Epic Games will officially announce the collaboration.
As of now, this is everything we know about the upcoming DBZ x Fortnite crossover. The next update for Chapter 3 Season 3 will be out after four weeks, and until then, players can enjoy the new summer-themed content.
Fortnite update v21.30 patch notes: No Sweat Summer event, Prime Shotgun, more
Fortnite v21.30 is finally here. From the No Sweat Summer event to new POIs to weapons, here’s everything that arrived with it.
Ahead of the developers’ summer break, Fortnite has released the v21.30 update. It has arrived with the No Sweat Summer event, map changes like Daily Bloomgle, new Prime Shotgun, and more.
The hype for Fortnite v21.30 was sky-scraping because Epic Games will soon go on a break till the second week of August. This means that the battle royale title won’t experience any live changes for the upcoming weeks, and the latest update should ensure that the community doesn’t get bored.
Fortnite v21.30 brings in a No Sweat Insurance NPC, summer-themed POI, and new No Sweat Summer event quests
Fortnite players desperately wanted to celebrate the summer in battle royale modes this time. Luckily, the No Sweat Summer event is here with the v21.30 update.
No Sweat Insurance quests will replace the Vibin quests for the next four weeks as the Scientist’ research regarding the Reality Tree will be halted temporarily.
No Sweat Summer quests
The latest No Sweat Summer quests in Fortnite are:
- Land after jumping from the Battle Bus during the No Sweat Summer event
- Carry the No Sweat sign and place it at a sponsorship location
- Complete a lap around the boat race circuit after the starting countdown
- Make a Character dance to a Boogie Bom
- Emote at different promotional dance floor locations
- Ring doorbells until they break
- Catch 3 seconds of air while driving a Motorboat
- Remove No Sweat signs from recalled products
- Place the No Sweat signs in an official bin
- Pop No Sweat Summer inflatable objects
- Jump on umbrellas along the beach
- Kick a beach ball and kick a giant beach ball
- Fire off the Firework Flare Gun at Mighty Monument or Tilted Towers
- Bust through doors in different neighborhoods
- Destroy large sea buoys with Motorboat Missiles
These quests will grant 15k XP each and a new Sweaty Sailer umbrella glider will be a free reward for completing them. The quests also indicate that the Boogie Bombs will return soon. The goofy item has been a fan-favorite for ages, and it makes perfect sense for it to return during a Vibin’ themed season.
New summer-themed NPCs will now roam around the island. These include:
- Beach Bomber
- Summer Drift
- The Underwriter
- Boardwalk Ruby
The Underwriter is the newest NPC in Fortnite and represents the New Sweat Insurance building from Tilted Towers. In contrast, Unpeely, Beach Bomber, and Boardwalk Ruby are famous characters who always return during the summer.
Fortnite community to vote for Tilted Tower buildings through Rebuild the Block quests
The restoration of Tilted Towers began in Chapter 3 Season 3. Fortnite asked map builders to come up with their best building designs and nine buildings have made the cut.
In the coming weeks, players will donate bars for the construction projects in Tilted Towers. The building design with the most votes will officially become a part of the POI. This will also help players in completing the Rebuild The Block quests:
- Donate Bars voting for construction projects on The Block
- Survive Storm Phases during the Rebuild the Block Event
- Eliminate enemy players during the Rebuild the Block Event
- Complete Rebuild the Block quest stages (3/7/12).
It is clear that we’ll witness new Rebuild The Block quests every week and the developers are yet to reveal the subsequent stages.
To be fair, the XP crisis in Chapter 3 Season 3 could come to an end now as every Rebuild The Block quest will reward players with 14,000 XP.
New Prime Shotgun and consumable Ice-Cream item enter the loot pool with Fortnite v21.30
A brand-new Prime Shotgun will be available in chests, supply drops, and floor loot with v21.30. The stats of this weapon at Rare rarity are:
- Reload Time-4.5
- Clip size– 4
- Headshot damage– 138
- Fire Rate– 1.05
Leaks have revealed that the Prime Shotgun is an explosive weapon with a surprisingly long range for a shotgun. Its damage output is brilliant and the slow fire rate seems to be the only downside.
New consumable items have been added in the form of Ice Cones. These include:
- Lil Whip’s Special Serve for Health and Shield
- Guzzling Icecream Cone which slowly heals health
- Frozen Iceream Cone for Health and it makes things slippery
- Icecream Cone for Health
- Spicy Icecream Cone for Health and Shield
Interestingly, the files of the Burst SMG have been updated as well and it might return soon.
Daily Bugle changes to Daily Bloomgle in Fortnite v21.30 and other map changes
Epic Games has continued the amazing map changes in Chapter 3 Season 3 with the latest update. Daily Bugle, under the effect of the Reality Tree, is now called Daily Bloomgle. As usual, it will now switch between themes based on Neo Tilted, Coral Castle, Colossal Coliseum, and more.
The Reality Tree will continue to grow and after Daily Bugle, it’ll reach Condo Canyon.
Last but not least, a summer-themed stage will be set up on the island for No Sweat Summer. This is where players can expect to complete their event-based quests and earn a ton of XP.
Hotfix updates will be released weekly but no major Fortnite updates will arrive for almost a month now. The developers have already added weekly quests till Week 10, and the Dragon Ball Z crossover will be released after the break.
Fortnite Indiana Jones quests: How to find the secret door in Shuffled Shrines
Fortnite players can finally unlock Indiana Jones with v21.20. They must find the secret door in Shuffled Shrines and here’s a guide for it.
The Indiana Jones quests are finally here in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. Here’s how you can find the secret door past the main chamber in Shuffled Shrines.
While players were expecting Fortnite v21.20 to revolve around No Sweat Summer, it has turned out to be all about Indiana Jones. The secret skin for this season’s Battle Pass is now unlockable through challenges and a brand new POI called Shuffled Shrines has been added to the map.
The Shuffled Shrines puzzle in Fortnite allows players to enter the secret door
First and foremost, you must visit the brand new Shuffled Shrines POI on the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 island. It is located south of Sanctuary, and has been marked in the image below:
After landing, you have to search the location for clues and find four runes on each edge of Shuffled Shrines. They will display one of these Red, Blue, and Yellow symbols:
The runes (clues) will be scattered across Shuffled Shrines and their symbol resets every game. Hence, you should not try copying the patterns that worked for others.
It is important to find the fure runes and then head to the middle of Shuffled Shrines where you will find four interactive runes in front of a door.
Solving the puzzle is basically a game of hit-and-miss. You have to rotate the runes according to the clues. To open the door, the symbols on the runes in front of the door should be identical to the ones that are scattered around Shuffled Shrines.
Apparently, the symbol of the runes on the left should match with the rune located in the southwest corner of Shuffled Shrine. Similarly, the one placed second from the left should match with the rune located on the top right corner (Northwest).
After solving the puzzle correctly, the main chamber should open. However, be careful because the path is full of traps.
Where is the secret door past the main chamber in Shuffled Shrine
It is important to note that the challenge doesn’t complete when you solve the puzzle and enter the main chamber. There’s an artifact inside that grants 250 Gold Bars, but more importantly, there’s a secret door to the right of this artifact. The entrance is hidden by green bushes.
Players can enter this area and find two chests inside which should complete the Indiana Jones challenge. This quest will not only provide XP, but will help in unlocking the character’s outfit and a selectable style.
Finding the secret door past the main chamber is clearly more complex than any of the challenges we’ve ever seen in Fortnite. The puzzles and the traps are already too harsh but before that, players must fight a ton of opponents who’ll land to complete the same quest.
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