First look at major Fortnite Battle Royale Season 8 nexus event - Dexerto

First look at major Fortnite Battle Royale Season 8 nexus event

Published: 27/Apr/2019 20:41

by Eli Becht


As we approach the end of Fortnite Battle Royale Season 8, we have received our first look at the upcoming ‘Nexus’ event, an event that will supposedly take place at Loot Lake.

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Fortnite dataminers have discovered an upcoming event that will put what has been happening in Fortnite, more particularly Loot Lake, in motion. 

With the v8.50 update, dataminers have potentially discovered a lot about the near future of Fortnite including what appears to be a way for players to decide on the future of the game going forward.

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It looks like players can bring back a vaulted item

A short video uploaded by well-known Fortnite leaker Lucas7yoshi revealed a series of pillars appearing that seem like they will end up giving players an option to vote on bringing back one of six vaulted items to the game.


These items include the Infinity Blade, Drum Gun, planes, Tactical SMG, Grappler and the Bouncers. While it’s not completely clear that is the case it is what it certainly seems like right now.

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Loot Lake seems to confirm an item is being unvaulted

There’s a building in Loot Lake that houses six different monitors, presumably symbolizing the six items players are able to vote on.

Next to these monitors is a chalkboard with the machine at Loot Lake and “Vault???” written on it, which all but confirms this leak. 

As with all datamines and leaks, they are to be taken with a grain of salt until we receive actual word from Epic Games.


When things like this show up the datamines, it usually means the event is right on the horizon. 

With this much showing up and with Loot Lake looking the way it does, it looks like we can expect this event sooner rather than later.

In the meantime, we’ll just have to pay attention to how the map changes going forward.