With Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 ending this week, all eyes are on the season-ending event.
Galactus will finally arrive TOMORROW!
This will be the first major event since the Device event at the end of Season 2.
The next event is the Galactus event, where the destroyer of worlds will finally arrive on the island and consume everything.
The event is going to play out in just two days, and there is so much we do not know yet.
As we learn more, we’ll update this article to let you know everything we know so far about the Galactus event!
You can read all about the event by clicking the below links:
Galactus Update - 30th November
Photo via @Lucas7yoshi
Final Countdown Timer - 30th November
This is what the in-game counter will look like when the countdown ends.
Galactus Event Will Show Flashbacks Of Old Events? - 26th November
According to several dataminers, the new event has had assets from older events updated - suggesting we will get flashbacks from old events.
Skin Leak - 25th November
ximton on Twitter has posted a photo of a leaked Galactus wearable skin.
We can assume this will be in the item shop after the event!
Drive The Battle Bus? - 22nd November
ShiinaBR on Twitter has noted the following text blurb has been added into the game files:
"You do know how to drive the Battle Bus... right?"
Perhaps we will be able to take control of the battle bus during the event!
New Battle Bus - 21st November
FortTory has noted that the third stage of Tony Stark's battle bus is now live in-game!
As well, players should see the event countdown within the lobby now.
When Is The Galactus Event?
The Galactus Event has an official release date and time of 1st December at 4pm ET/9pm GMT.
Here are the local times for the event:
- 1pm PST (1st December)
- 3pm CST (1st December)
- 4pm EST (1st December)
- 6pm BET (1st December)
- 8pm CAT (1st December)
- 9pm GMT (1st December)
- 10pm BST (1st December)
- 12am EAT (2nd December)
- 12.30am MET (2nd December)
- 2.30am IST (2nd December)
- 5am ACT (2nd December)
- 5am CTT (2nd December)
- 6am JST (2nd December)
- 8am AET (2nd December)
- 9am NZST (2nd December)
Normally there is a day or two gap between the event and the end of the season, if not a bit longer so the event should be around these dates.
A countdown will be present at Rocky Ridges according to files that were added in the v14.60 update...
These include strings such as "To be continued!" and "In Season 5".
Photo via @FNBRUnreleased
RockyRidge is the code-name for events that take place in the lobby and has been updated with sound effects.
In the build-up to the event, the countdown timer will begin and play the following music...
What Will Happen In The Galactus Event?
Here we don’t have any exact details but we can expect a few things.
One thing we do know is that players will not be able to build or use guns.
Based on details about the Helicarrier POI moving onto the map, this could become some kind of viewing platform for players to watch the event.
When loading into the event, players will see this screen.
After the Galactus event, there will be a 2-3 day black hole heading into season 5. As you can imagine, Galactus defeats Marvel.
A Redditor posted this video of what happens when loading into Fortnite after the Galactus event
It confirms that what we know will essentially be deleted and also confirms that the game will return on the 3rd December.
Once this time has ended, we will be getting a remixed map of Chapter 1 and Tilted Towers will return!
Supposedly, they are using the same assets from the Travis Scott live event.
He also mentions the fact that we will have to rebuild the old map from v15.10, due to the fact that it was destroyed from 'The End' event.
We will also get a new 'Acid Rain' feature that damages you.
Here's what the Season 5 picture will look like
A Galactus skin has been rumoured for a while and despite the fact we have no idea if it will appear, we can only hope the live event brings more clarity on it.
Expect the skin to launch for around 1500 V-Bucks, around £10.