[Update, April 27]—The sky is literally falling in Fortnite. Small meteors—maybe bits of the comet hovering above Tilted Towers—are zipping through the atmosphere, hitting players damaging structures. Trouble is certainly afoot, but a new Tweet from Epic indicates all is not lost.
Fight with Honor.Season 4 Coming Soon pic.twitter.com/75XrH6EYam— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 27, 2018
The cryptic image Epic posted the other day has been updated with another obscured visage in the tail of the picture's stylized comet. Who is this serious-faced woman? Is she on the way to save Fortnite from the comet's chaos, maybe alongside the masked figure to her right? It's looking more and more like Season 4 of Fortnite might have something to do with superheroes. Very timely, considering the launch of Avengers: Infinity War in theatres.
As always, keep an eye on our Fortnite Battle Royale guide, which is being continuously updated with everything we know about season 4.
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Season 4 of Fortnite Battle Royale is on its way, and going by all the signs of doom, gloom, and apocalypse plaguing the game, it won't arrive gently. Epic's official Tweet about the new season's imminent arrival contains three vague but stirring words: "Battle. Adapt. Win."
"Battle" and "Win" are self-explanatory in the context of Fortnite Battle Royale, but the "Adapt" sandwiched in between the other words is curious. It probably has something to do with the comet that's been slowly making its way towards Tilted Towers. The image Epic included with its cryptic Tweet even shows a stylized version of the celestial object streaking downwards, and the official site warns us to "brace for impact."
Battle. Adapt. Win.Season 4 Coming Soon pic.twitter.com/dLDnEXw8u0— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 26, 2018
Some fans speculate the comet is an alien craft. Either way, Epic's been giving players hints that its arrival won't be gentle. It recently changed the title image for its Twitter account to a test pattern embossed with an icon of a dead llama (the same image adorns Fortnite's official Facebook page). The dead llama test pattern even appears on televisions in-game, and when redditor FlamesyBear shared footage of the incident on the Fortnite subreddit, they pointed out the dead llama image is accompanied by the unsettling sound the Emergency Alert System utilizes whenever it warns of an emergency in the United States.
Unsurprisingly, Epic hasn't dished out an official release date for Season 4. Fans speculate April 30 will be Zero Hour. Previous predictions of the comet landing on April 18 (based on a rumbling pattern believed to be Morse Code) turned out to be false, so … who knows. Best make whatever death rituals are necessary for your species right now. Or, you can prepare yourself by reading our tips, tricks, and guides for Fortnite Battle Royale, especially our guide to Fortnite's Week 10 challenges.