Fortnite Season 4 ended spectacularly on Tuesday. The season-closing event of the popular battle royale game also marks the second developer and wait patiently for the start of next season.
During the Galactus Invasion, players drove a battle bus full of their own explosives while performing a Star Wars-like trench run with AC / DC in the background. It also marks the end of Season 4’s Marvel crossover in the popular battle royale game. Players were also treated with an extra sequence before being led to a screen: “Continued in Season 5.”
Here’s what you need to know about the event and the upcoming season.
When does season 5 begin?
Season 5 of Fortnite will begin at 12 a.m. (PT 9:00 a.m.) on Dec. 2, but Epic says the servers will shut down and be upgraded to 4 (1 p.m.).
What happened during the Galactus invasion?
The event begins Tuesday at 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT) and Fortnite players found themselves on a SHIELD Hellicarrier, the cosmic Galactus creature on the horizon.
The giant slowly stepped closer to the island and then hid the Hellicarrier like a bug. Known for the devouring of the planets, the goal of Galactus is the Zero Point, the island’s secret energy sphere that is responsible for all the reality-jumping events taking place on the island.
As the players hovered in front of the Galactus, the Iron Man arrives with a plan to stop the cosmic creature. For each player, he decorated a combat bus with lasers and bombs. The goal is to drive the bus into the huge mouth of the Galactus, but there are drone waves in your path. Luckily, Thor intervened and gave the bus a detour into a ditch, similar to the one Luke Skywalker flew through in New Hope. At this point you can hear AC / DC’s new album “Demon Fire” in the background, Power Up. More drones have begun to surround the bus, and out of nowhere comes Wolverine, who with adamantium claws destroys the wall of robots on your way. He gets the Iron Man’s word to leave the bus as he watches the Galactus swallow, explode in green light, and be forced back into reality.
In the last scene, Jonesy, one of Fortnite’s default characters wearing a suit, wakes up in an office. This seems to be related to the closing event of Season 3, where in Chapter 2 of Fortnite, a secondary story behind some of the insanity going on on the island is some organization.
What is the theme of Season 5?
We don’t really know yet. Leakage was seen covering both thewould be included in next season’s Battle Pass.
Epic has already started teasing in a tweet what will happen next season and is asking followers to respond with just the word “bounty,” which would be appropriate for a Star Wars bounty hunter.
Can I play the event on my iPhone or iPad?
Because of that, the game is made from the Apple App Store. This means that even those who already have Fortnite installed on their iPhone or iPad will not be able to attend this event.
Epic Games is in a similar dispute with Google on Android, which has led to Fortnite being pulled out of the Google Play Store, but there are ways to.