28 Nov 2020 4:12 PM +00:00

Fortnite Season 5: Players Will Drive The Battle Bus CONFIRMED!

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 is wrapping up in a few short days, with Season 5 due to begin on December 2nd.

Before then is the Galactus event, which will take place on December 1st at 4pm ET/9pm GMT.

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Galactus is known as the "Devourer of Worlds", could we be getting a new map in Season 5?

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The Battle Bus

It has now been confirmed by Epic Games that players will be able to drive the Battle Bus as part of the upcoming Galactus event.

Recently they have been hinting at it, such as by showing Gamma Cells loaded in the Battle Bus, presumably to use the bus as an RC missile.

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CONFIRMED: Players will drive the Battle Bus during the Galactus event.

In the tweet it shows three Battle Buses flying through the night sky with the caption "You do know how to drive the Battle Bus.. right?"

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The Fortnite characters have loaded the buses with Gamma Cells, could these be enough to take down Galactus and save the Fortnite map?

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When Does Season 4 End?

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 was originally scheduled to end on November 30th.

This was then changed to December 3rd part way through the season.

Originally the season was due to end on a Sunday, something that has never happened before.

Now it is due to end on a Thursday, the typical day for a new Fortnite season.

READ MORE: Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 Galactus Event

The Countdown Has Begun

The countdown has begun for the end of season event.

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Fortnite Galactus Event Countdown Battle Pass Screen
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The countdown is currently showing that the event will take place on Tuesday, 1 December at 4pm EST / 9pm GMT.

What to Expect

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There is a lot of speculation as to what Season 5 might have in store.

With rumours that the Marvel story may continue, to even rumours of the old map, or at least a hybrid, coming to the game.

But with Season 5 taking place during the holidays, much like Chapter 1 Season 7, it is possible that the game, and Battle Pass, will be more holiday-themed again.

Black Hole 2

It has been leaked that Galactus will destroy the current Chapter 2 map, taking us to a two-day downtime like the black hole event.

With the event taking place on 1 December, the game will remain offline until Thursday, 3 December.

A Reddit user posted a leaked clip of what will happen when players load back into the game when downtime ends.

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Galactus Is On The Map

We have gotten our first glimpse of Galactus on the Fortnite map.

Showed by FortTory, players can see Galactus' horns rising from the water off the coast to the east of Sweaty Sands.

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Judging by the small amount of the horns that are peaking above the water, Galactus is going to be huge.

He will likely be as big as the Travis Scott character model in that event, maybe even taller.

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New Map?

With Galactus destroying the Chapter 2 map, it is expected that Season 5 will bring a hybrid map of Chapter 1 and Chapter 2.

REMIX: The map is expected to be a remixed version of Chapter 1 and 2. This is a fan made creation, not a leaked map.

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The map will have a new design and will blend the best parts of each map, with many POIs returning, such as Tilted Towers.