Casual Fortnite fans may not know about all of the nuances of the game’s plotline. On its surface, Fortnite seems like little more than a cartoony Battle Royale game. The plot that’s spanned three years of the game’s lifecycle can be a lot to digest for new or casual players.
Dedicated players know that there’s a ton going on behind the scenes, however. In fact, there’s hours worth of content on YouTube dedicated to deciphering the subtleties of the Fortnite storyline – always updating and changing with each event.
Epic knows this and is intentional with what they tell their fans and what they omit. They also set traps for theorists, giving the red herrings that ultimately lead to dead ends.
That’s what we’re focusing on, here; the times when Epic tricked Fortnite players into thinking something would happen when it wouldn’t. Here are five times that Fortnite ticked their player base.
1. Heroes vs. Villains
Longtime Fortnite players know that Chapter 2 Season 4 isn’t the first time that heroes made their way into the game. Chapter 1 Season 4 had the same theme – albeit without the Marvel crossover.
Most fans assumed that the theme of the season was “Heroes vs. Villains.” When the season ended, however, we found out that the Battle Pass characters were actually a part of a film – not heroes and villains in real life. This was all a distraction while the Visitor set his plan in motion.
Not only did this red herring lead theorists down the wrong path for the season, but the theme led us to believe that The Visitor was evil – something that wouldn’t get cleared up for another six seasons.
2. Tilted Towers Destruction
The destruction of Tilted Towers was rumored to take place almost every season of Chapter 1. When the Visitor’s rocket first took off, it headed directly for Tilted before rift-jumping into the sky. From that point forward, fans assumed that each update would bring the destruction of Tilted Towers with it.