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25 Nov 2020

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 Galactus Event COUNTDOWN - Release Date, Release Time, New Map Changes, Black Hole, Leaks, Agent Jonesy, and Everything We Know!

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Latest News - The Battle Bus Theory

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Galactus Is On The Map

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When Does Season 4 End?

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The Countdown Has Begun

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Official Announcement

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In-Game Files

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Black Hole Part 2?

There is just a few days left until Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 launches on December 2nd.

Before the new season begins there will be the end of season event, like there is every season.

This one will focus around the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus, who has been making his way to the world of Fortnite after sensing the Zero Point destroying the Chapter 1 map and bringing us into Chapter 2.

Here's everything we know.

Latest News - The Battle Bus Theory

In a recent tweet, Epic Games showed the Battle Bus loaded with Gamma Cells.

Fortnite Galactus Release Date Skin Items Gamma Cells
PREPARE: The biggest galactic threat is coming to Fortnite to take on the Marvel heroes

Also over the last few days, players may have noticed that the Battle Bus has changed and looks more like a rocket, using a thruster to fly the bus over the map rather than the balloon.

There is a theory that players will actually be able to control the Battle Bus during the event.

Perhaps it could be used as a RC missile where players have to drive the Gamma Cells into Galactus to try and take him down.

With the event being the biggest yet, 4GB in size compared to the Black Hole event which was 480MB, it seems this will be a long event with many twists and turns.

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.

Fortnite Galactus Horns Water

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.

Fortnite Travis Scott Event Promo

When Does Season 4 End?

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

Since then the date has been pushed around before finally being confirmed to end on December 2nd.

The Countdown Has Begun

Earlier today the countdown has begun for the end of season event.

The countdown is currently showing that the event will take place on December 1st at 4pm EST/9pm GMT.

Fortnite Galactus Event Countdown Battle Pass Screen

Official Announcement

Fortnite posted to their social media the announcement of the date and time for the Galactus event.

The tweet reads,

"The Battle Bus is loaded and ready to go. This is our final stand to save all Reality."

Fortnite Galactus Event Tweet
THE LAST STAND: Galactus will arrive at the Fortnite world on December 1st

It is interesting to see the Battle Buses racing away from Galactus, presumably carrying all of the characters from the world of Fortnite.

This is very reminiscent of the Battle Bus leaving the Fortnite island in the promo image for The End event in Chapter 1.

Fortnite The End Chapter 1 Promo
THE END: Fortnite Chapter 1 concluded with the destruction of the map. Could we see Galactus destroy this map too?

In-Game Files

In the 14.60 update the files were added for the Galactus event.

Lucas7Yoshi reported that the event files are 1.3GB in compressed form, making it by far the biggest event we have ever seen in Fortnite.

Fortnite Galactus Event Compression Tweet

It has also been reported that the voice actor for Agent Jonesy has done more dialogue, meaning we will likely see a return of Agent Jonesy and find out more about that part of the story too.

I have theorized that Fortnite is just a simulation and a video game, in their world as well as ours.

The Fortnite story sees most of the characters as friends who hang out and have fun, so it doesn't make sense for them to all gather together to kill each other.

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So it seems likely it is a simulation of sorts, kind of virtual reality.

The Agent Jonesy section of the Season 2 event also did point to it in a way, so it would be great to see that revisited and explored even further.

Black Hole Part 2?

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

With the event taking place on December 1st, the game will remain offline until December 2nd.

A Reddit user posted a leaked clip of what will happen when players load back into the game when downtime ends on December 2nd.

The Black Hole event was the biggest moment in Fortnite history, reaching peak interest in Google searches, as well as making headlines around the world.

Could Epic Games be looking to recreate some of that magic?