'Fortnite's' Controversial Guided Missile Launcher is Gone (For Now)

Yolanda Curtis
April 19, 2018

Since April 11, at around 5 p.m. that day - the same time the free-to-play game experienced a worldwide blackout that lasted over 12 hours - "Fortnite" has surpassed "Apple" in search volume on Google, the most popular search engine in the world.

But while that's a good theory, connected to a lot of information being interpreted by fans, something new is happening. Recently, a small object has appeared in the sky above the Battle Royale map.

"Fortnite: Battle Royale" public relations manager Nick Chester debunked the rumors, taking to Twitter to write that it is "the silliest thing I've ever read".

But now with multiple comets being see in games, some of which then fizzle out, it seems possible that something else might be about to happen.

The company also took issue in the fact that Epic Games references to "PUBG" when promoting "Fortnite", something he noted "was never discussed with us and we don't feel that it's right".

Players now have to pay if they want to play the PVE mode, but Epic Games has said in the past that it aims to make the game free-to-play in 2018.

Games are always trying to add exciting new content and campaigns and while this hasn't impacted gameplay, it's certainly kept the playerbase engaged.

Stay up to date with our Fortnite update tracker.

Epic Games hasn't confirmed that a meteor will be hitting the map, but there are plenty of hints within the game that suggest that something will be happening very soon.

Players on Reddit and Twitter have claimed that the vibrations are morse code and spell out "SOS 5D 418", with 5D being the map location of Tilted Towers, and 418 potentially meaning April 18th.

This is reportedly called Impact and will only be available to players in solo play.

The celestial phenomenon has caused players to speculate what the meteors could mean for the future of "Fortnite" and the game map.

Yet it's actually the improvements to the game's optimization and various quality of life changes that we're most happy with.

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