Update: Today, Epic kicked the teasing up a notch with an emergency test pattern image – with a llama emblazoned on the front, naturally – to suggest something more might be happening soon.
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The picture was posted on both the Twitter and Facebook pages for Fortnite and appeared on TVs in the game at the same time. Approaching the TV just leads to static and alarm sounds. It seems like something apocalyptic is coming to Fortnite, especially as we inch closer to the end of the season on April 30.
The original story is as follows:
Over the last few weeks, speculation has been rampant about comets in the sky in Fortnite Battle Royale. Now, it seems Epic is happy to help throw fuel on the fire.
At this point, the community is pretty sure that a meteor is going to hit Tilted Towers, a popular landing spot in the game's Battle Royale mode. Earlier today, a Redditor on the game's subreddit noticed four signs that indicate Epic is playing along in a decidedly non-helpful way.
The four signs indicate a building, a hardhat, a meteor, and the word "Today" scratched out and replaced with "Tomorrow." Assuming the signs aren't meant to be taken literally, Epic seems to be poking fun at the doomsayers who are predicting the destruction of Tilted Towers with certainty on any given day. One comment points out that it seems to be a reference to Independence Day, with a party on a roof of a skyscraper was held to welcome the aliens with less than positive results.
Either way, fans are now more motivated than ever to figure out what's happening now that Epic has acknowledged their speculation.
Alternate Reality Games can be fun as long as they don't go on too long and only capture the attention of diehards. Epic has people hooked right now, but how long that's true is another question.