At Fortnite’s Galactus event, no one expected players to fly a battle bus in a mission that seemed straight out of Star Fox. Playing like a Disneyland ride, this event was a lot of fun, but it was only added to the random mess of the themes that make up the world of Fortnite.
At the event, after Galactus tried to absorb, the entire lobby was sucked into a place called “Zero Point” with Iron Man, Galactus, and other heroes. Zero points have been part of the Fortnite story since Season 4 of Chapter 1 and are said to be singularities that do not follow the laws of space-time. That’s why Marvel and Fortnite’s different realities clashed this season.
The event ended with Johnny, one of the mainstays of Fortnite’s story, lying face down in his office. Wake up just before the screen goes black. Johnny saw it two seasons ago at The Device event in the same office, but wasn’t knocked out at that time. Players believe Johnny works for the company that runs Fortnite as some sort of simulation, and Season 5 could explore his background further.
The relationship between Johnny’s story and Zero Point is where things start to get messy. How does this huge singularity affect if it’s all just a simulation performed by a faceless company like WestWorld? It’s quite possible that Zero Point will connect Johnny’s world with Fortnite’s wider world in a weird way in Season 5. At this point all bets are off.I don’t feel anything connected-despite Donald Mustard of Epic Games says so.
Epic Games has launched a number of short audio clips on Twitter, including those that mention the jungle. Players believe that the jungle is related to a photo of Johnny in the jungle that he briefly saw during a device event. After Zero Point sucks up the Season 4 map, it’s possible to get a semi-new map, including new locations, including the jungle. Before Fortnite: Chapter 2 was introduced, maps were absorbed in this way, so a similar situation could occur here as well.
The Galactus event ended with a countdown set in front of the outer space background. The entire Battlebus segment felt like Luke’s last effort to blow up the Death Star with new hope. And the combination of leaked Mandalorian skin and baby Yoda back bling seemed to be approaching a space-themed season. But these audio clues seem to point in a different direction.
Each season and end-of-season events add another layer of turmoil to Fortnite’s ever-evolving folklore. Clearly, there was little long-term vision of what the battle royale story would include, especially since the game didn’t start as a battle royale. But it also leaves the wide world of game possibilities open. Except for the new, wider leaks, really anyone can guess what’s next-and that could be very good for Fortnite.