Tomorrow marks the launch of the v3.5 content update for Fortnite Battle Royale. The patch should be going live on April 19 at 1am PST / 4am EST with the release of the patch notes as soon as downtime begins. In the community though, something else is happening. Players are reaching a fever pitch over the theory that Tilted Towers will be hit by a meteor.
Tilted Towers is the largest city in the current Fortnite Battle Royale map, occupying a spot largely in the center of the region. Given its placement and the fact that it contains some of the biggest buildings, full of loot to pick up, Tilted Towers tends to get a significant number of players who drop there. As we've noted before, players tend to dislike the area due to how it affects the flow of the game.
In a previous article, we pointed to the current theories about Tilted Towers' destruction. It started with the appearance of a comet in the sky, aimed roughly in the direction of the city. Weeks ago, Reddit user Vigilancefoetracer looked into the reports of random controller vibrations occurring on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.
The three vibration patterns seemed to be Morse Code, which the Redditor translated as "SOS D5 418". SOS is a normal Morse Code distress signal, D5 is the section of the map is where Tilted Towers is, and players believe 418 is "April 18", which we now know is the last day before the patch. More likely is that 418 stands for "April 2018", with the meteor hit coming at the end of Season 4 and beginning of Season 4, which is coming April 30, 2018.
Well today, players have reported that the single unmoving comet has been joined by the occasional animated shooting star. Here's a video from one Redditor, Plus5Defense.
The hype for a change in the Fortnite Battle Royale map has reached a fever pitch, with players queuing together on Oceania servers in order to have a wake. The community event, created by Redditor Xsqoof, had players queuing together in Squads, dropping on Tilted Towers en masse and then systematically dismantling the city. Apparently, Fortnite players can level an entire city in only a few minutes. And what do they do once the city is gone? Build a bunch of tiny pyramids and dance for a bit. The Reddit user hosted a stream showing players participating in the event, and you can see some clips from that event below.
A wake for a fictional city that many players don't even like. This is one of those gaming moments you can't really explain to others. Whether the Tilted Towers goes away tomorrow, at the end of Season 3, or never, this will at least be a memorable experience for the community.
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