Fortnite shocked the globe when it actually imploded earlier this week, leaving only a black hole in its wake. Then, on Tuesday, Fortnite Chapter two sprung forth from the aether, with a fresh slate of content material, such as a new, unseen island for players to discover. Or, it was thought unseen, till the realization it had been leaked on Reddit in September, just no one believed it was genuine.
An image of the map was posted to the Fortnite subreddit r/fortnitecompetitive many weeks ago. At the time, everybody just turned a blind eye, believing it one more more than-zealous piece of fan-art, utilizing the place names from a prior information-mine, and the poster’s claim to have a pal functioning at Epic didn’t stir substantially credibility.
Various reposts had been all heavily downvoted, and the image’s inclusion in a round-up by Reddit user FaZeNiccorazi (thanks, Eurogamer) nevertheless didn’t convince anybody. It wasn’t till Fortnite news and leaks reporter Hypex got behind it just two weeks ago that individuals beginning taking the map seriously, to which a person claiming to be the original poster decried it as a fake they produced in photoshop.
It is considering the fact that come to light that the leak is practically identical to the released version, bar a couple of tweaks to some places. Speaking to Eurogamer, the original poster was spooked by Epic becoming conscious of the leak, therefore attempting to persuade everybody it was all a hoax.
The complete incident is fascinating on two fronts: 1st, seeing an in-progress version provides us some minor insight into Epic’s style course of action, and second, it begs the query what other nuggets of details on upcoming releases is just laying dormant in a forum someplace.
In any case, you can have a appear at Fortnite Chapter 2’s map for genuine by playing the game correct now.