Epic Games has confirmed the first details of Fortnite’s next season, which will see elements of its battle royale Island consumed by chrome-coloured goo.
The new season, which is due to launch this Sunday, 18th September, will be titled “Paradise” – though looks to be anything but.
Over the weekend, a series of social media teases set to go live officially this week were pounced on by fans, after being found early.
The teases comprise three TikTok-style influencer videos, where items and people are suddenly consumed by a metallic gunge.
In-game, Fortnite has made reference to this stuff washing up on the Island. Meanwhile, more energy is now being drawn from the map’s Zero Point macguffin – and soaked up by its mysterious Reality Tree.
This summer season has been a deliberately chilled affair, following the spring’s climactic war between major in-game factions which wrapped up a host of dangling plot threads.
Fans are now looking for Fortnite to kick things up a gear once again – as well as get spooky as the game’s annual Fortnitemares Halloween event approaches.
Following the leaks, Epic Games has now gone live with a simple splash page for Paradise showing its logo. We’re expecting more on what it all means later this week.