FORTNITE is gearing up for the end of Chapter 2 Season 8, and the finale could see a huge change coming to the Island.
There's even some speculation that rather than running for 10 seasons, this chapter could end with Season 8.
The Blackhole has been updated again yesterday, they added back the hotfix that makes the game load you directly into the Blackhole.
And so many people are speculating that next Season is Chapter 3 due to these hints, do y'all thing it's really gonna happen? 👀 pic.twitter.com/YbobiRvr8d
— HYPEX 🐐 (@HYPEX) October 27, 2021
Reputed Fortnite leaker Hypex has gathered some compelling evidence that suggests the return of the black hole and an island overhaul.
First up are item descriptions for the Cube Queen quest rewards. The Reality Render pickaxe blurb reads:
“This staff has ended countless realities. Soon the Island will join them.”
Ominous. Equally portentous is the description for the Cubic Vortex back bling:
“Time is running out for you. Tick, tick, tick.”
And let's not forget the huge Fortnite leak from July posted on the r/FortniteLeaks subreddit.
Amongst a ton of info – a lot of which has since been proven accurate – was the return of the Cube.
“The Cube will return at the end of Season 7 (Controlled by unknown Queen character that will play a part in Chapter 3),” reads the post.
It adds that Chapter 3 will “redesign the map completely.”
Hypex also points to the Cube Queen's song lyrics, highlighting the following segment in particular (although the whole song's gist points to her destroying the world):
“There's nothing in this world to save, don't try IO. Your fight with The Seven is in vain, all these worlds bow to my reign.”
Meanwhile Dark Jonesy has been mulling over the Island's “total annihilation”, while the Page Turner emote's reference to being “almost at the end of the chapter” has also made players wary.
One real world hint came from Epic Games' Donald Mustard, who often teases upcoming Fortnite changes on his social media accounts
For a short time this season, Mustard's Twitter banner was a black hole.
This could be a call back to the Chapter 1 ending black hole and a teaser of another apocalyptic Island event.
Ultimately this is all speculation for now, but the signs seem to be pointing to something big happening in Fortnite at the end of Season 8.
Will it be the start of a new chapter, or roll into Season 9? We don't know, but whatever it is seems like it's going to be epic.
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