Fortnite Has More Falling Meteors Now And It's Freaking Players Out

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Fortnite’s big space mystery continues to ramp up and baffle people. Today, players looking up will notice there’s not just one comet, but rather a variety of burning objects falling from the heavens. But what does it mean??


Since yesterday, all Fortnite chatter has revolved around one thing: players believe that the comet will likely strike the map today. So far, that hasn’t happened, but things do seem to be progressing. I heard players buzzing about even more meteors today, so I booted the game up and landed on a high peak. Sure enough, over the course of a single game, I saw about four smaller comets burning into the atmosphere. They didn’t seem to hit anything in particular in my game.

Elsewhere, players are uploading videos of comets in their own matches. Thanks to the wonders of the replay system, we can take a closer look at the falling meteors. In Pierce Morgan’s footage, you’ll note that the meteor fizzles out after a while.

While it’s possible that something will happen here, I’m still feeling skeptical it has anything to do with Tilted Towers. The original theory came from a Reddit post that suggested that Tilted Towers should get leveled, and while Epic sometimes updates the game with things that players ask for, getting rid of an entire area seems like a huge ask. The stuff Epic has indulged players in the past has included things like weapon tweaks, new loading screens, and earlier today, a sweet in-game message. Nothing on the level of destroying a map area—which, by the way, was only added somewhat recently. My guess, and I could be wrong here, is that the the Tilted Towers conspiracy theory won’t come to pass. But who knows.

While the big event continues to unfold, players are rightfully in confusion and awe over whatever the hell is happening right now. It helps that, in addition to being a visual spectacle, you can hear the comets whizzing by. The biggest meteor seems to be buzzing now as well. And so the social media reaction is no surprise:


Out of curiosity, I played a second game and headed straight to Tilted Towers. So did half of my lobby, actually, and a good percentage of those players didn’t start murdering each other immediately. Folks seemed to land there to see if the chatter about Tilted Towers going down was real. During my time on a rooftop there, I did notice a couple of meteors that seemed to come close, but also a few that weren’t going in my direction at all. When asked about what was going on and if it had anything to do with Tilted Towers, an Epic representative joked that they couldn’t read my email. What are you hiding, Epic? Guess we’ll have to wait until the end of the current Fortnite season to see.



Whatever the conclusion of all this will be, it’s been a pretty damn brilliant in-game event. Here are my current theories for the ending:

- Tilted Towers gets “destroyed” (turned into a demolished version of the current city), thus changing that and surrounding areas.

- Zombies appear on the island, adding some PvE elements to BR. (If I recall from StW, the zombies in that mode came from a comet hitting Earth, right?)

- The entire map gets changed into a post-apocalyptic version of the current island. This would include different topography and ruined existing areas due to meteor hits.

- The current island gets destroyed, revealing a completely new island that the game switches to?

I would love any combination of the above theories. I hope that this event can deliver something pretty crazy to fans, and I wouldn’t expect anything less from the people behind this game.