Fortnite players have begun to experience earthquake tremors ahead of Season 8 - Dexerto

Fortnite players have begun to experience earthquake tremors ahead of Season 8

Published: 5/Feb/2019 22:31 Updated: 5/Feb/2019 22:55

by Wyatt Donigan


Major in-game events are nothing new to Fortnite and it looks like Season 7 will feature yet another event that could have massive implication on the entire map.

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Following the rocket launch in Season 4, the cube explosion in Season 6, and the recent snowstorm that changed a large portion of the map, Fortnite could soon be seeing another change to the map.

On February 5, players started noticing earthquake tremors throughout the entire map, pointing to the next major event to hit the game.

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The tremors look to have begun around 2pm PST / 5pm EST / 10pm GMT but it’s not known how often they will occur or when the next phase of the event will happen.  


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As seen in the clips, the entire screen shakes once the tremors begin, which likely means the tremors will grow as time goes on.

Depending on how bad the tremors get, it’s possible that the event could draw some ire from the competitive scene if it gets in the way of gameplay. 

Earthquake just happened in game ? from r/FortNiteBR

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The earthquake was first hinted at after the v7.30 update dropped on January 29, with data miners uncovering files and sounds that made mention of an earthquake.

Now all that’s left to do it wait and see what this event will hold, although some people have already pieced together clues that it will be related to the recently-release Prisoner. 


The common theory is that the massive mountain across the water from the main Fortnite island will break apart, which could have some sort of effect on Fortnite’s map.