Fortnite Meteors Crashing Into Island, Superheroes May Be Coming

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What comes next with the Fortnite meteors is anyone's guess, but we've got some guesses below. We've been waiting for a meteor to finally break through the atmosphere and come crashing down into Tilted Towers, but what if the meteor isn't actually bringing destruction? The map has been updated with TVs broadcasting a test platform and Tilted Towers has become littered with signs on sticks warning of the impact and possible UFOs. The studio took to the official Fortnite Twitter account to share an image of what appears to be a superhero and a comet, possibly revealing what season 4 has in store. My bet is on supervillains or aliens personally. We'll be keeping an eye on Epic for more, but for now, head down to the comments section and let us know if you're excited for the start of season 4!

The sheer social experience that is afforded to Fortnite players is something that hasn't been accomplished since hit online games like Call of Duty and Halo. Epic Games' spin on the 100-player last man standing has officially become the largest free-to-play console game of all time, according to market intelligence firm SuperData, and is racking up impressive numbers on the PC and iOS as well. First there was one comet, then there were many. What might be more of a surprise is that the meteors are destructive to both structures and players. To keep players near each other in these massive maps, there is a constantly shrinking zone you must be stay within, or you will be eliminated and lose the match. Are superheroes coming to Fortnite Battle Royale? This theory was further supported by data miners who found a meteor in the game's code recently.

Epic Games announced the downtime at 5pm BST today and it has meant that all players are now unable to play Fortnite while the team works to fix the issue.