Fortnite's Meteor Mystery Thickens After 4.3 Update

There appears to be a surprise inside the Fortnite meteor. But what is it?

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Has anyone noticed anything strange about the Fortnite: Battle Royale map lately? Perhaps some readers may have been too busy performing "Jackass" stunts with the game's new shopping carts to notice, but there's something funky going on with the meteor sitting at Dusty Divot.

The 4.3 update has added a few changes to the meteor's surrounding area. IGN has observed some of these changes, which include new grass and trees growing around the research facility. But as researchers look to study the meteor itself, it appears to have opened up enough to reveal a metallic object sitting at the center, surrounded by an ominous red glow. Players will also find large, overgrown roots in the surrounding area, which cannot be affected by tools or weaponry.

The Fortnite meteor (Credit: IGN)

Players may also notice that the Hop Rocks locations appear to have changed. They can now be found in the back of various trucks around the world, with IGN pointing to the soccer stadium in particular. This seems to point to scavengers that are trying to swipe these power-granting shards for themselves.

So what's all this leading to? Is there a bomb in the meteorite? Is it leading to an alien invasion? Is it leading to more Thanos? Time will tell, but in the meantime, don't stand too close.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

From The Chatty

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    May 31, 2018 11:55 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Fortnite's Meteor Mystery Thickens After 4.3 Update

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      May 31, 2018 12:55 PM

      I haven't played nearly as much lately but I still like following this stuff. I hope you're getting clicks for these, Ozzie!

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      May 31, 2018 1:06 PM

      I havent followed this closely but could it be related to the Save The World mode and a (possible) release date soon?

      I vaguely remember that story behind the storm and zombies being something similar in the intro missions but its been a while.

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        May 31, 2018 2:05 PM

        For all purpose, STW and BR are run separate in terms of "narrative", even though STW is getting some BR "content" (such as the Carbine skin from BR is now a hero you can earn through STW events).

        The only narrative aspect they share is the Storm aspect, and even then it's treated differently.

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          May 31, 2018 5:42 PM

          Man, that's kinda lame, would've been cool that they shared some sort of back story.

          Also, I wish they released STW already, the coop/horde mode is more my thing and the build-fortify-survival always casught my attention.