Fortnite Galactus Event Ends With Season 5 Release Date

by in Fortnite | Dec, 1st 2020

Epic Games has once again done it in hosting a massive live event that works well and has plenty of shock value to it. Fortnite Season 4 went out with a bang as the Marvel-themed concluded with a Galactus world-ending event and the long-awaited Fortnite Season 5 release date.

Fortnite Galactus Event Came and Went Fast

The Fortnite Galactus event was something that players worldwide were looking forward to when it comes to Fortnite battle royale. We have live events to end and/or start the new season of content. This fourth season of battle royale was no different.

We knew that everything was leading up to the Fortnite Galactus event in Season 4. Oddly enough, this event was one of the shorter ones compared to what we have had in the past couple of seasons — or at least it felt that way — but that didn’t mean it wasn’t great.

Before we knew it, the Galactus event was here as the massive devourer of worlds attacked the island of Fortnite and forced everyone from around the world to attempt to take him down and save all reality as we know it. But what we didn’t expect, or at least this author, was how it all went down.

It was exciting and riveting as all live events usually are for Fortnite, but it didn’t last quite as long as we thought it would for how massive and hyped up this event was. It was gone just as fast as it came, which is especially important for how long we were waiting for it to start. Here’s everything you need to know about the event, the newly announced Fortnite Season 5 release date, and where the game is going from here.

Events Leading Up to the Galactus Event

Before we dive too deep into the next season of Fortnite and this event, here is everything that we know that led up until this point. Beginning with the end of Season 3, players were introduced to Thor in the Fortnite universe and his long-running battle with the Marvel supervillain Galactus.

Galactus was shown coming towards the Fortnite island as it had some power to cross over worlds. We have seen the game bring together previously unheard of characters in a single game like Batman, the Ghostbusters, Marvel characters, and so many more.

This kicked off the fourth season of Chapter 2, in which everything was all about Marvel and everything superheroes. The map changed to host locations like Doom’s Domain, Stark Industries, and so many more. The battle pass was the first themed one solely around the Marvel characters.

Sure, we had Deadpool and Aquaman in the past for crossovers in the paid battle pass, but this entire season and the unlockables were all about the Marvel superheroes. This carried throughout the entire season with new game modes, characters frequently being added, and more.

We knew that Season 4 was all about the Nexus War that would happen at some point. Galactus was still making his way towards the island and would eventually reach the location at some point. And that day has finally come today.

Fortnite Galactus Event Recap

The fourth season concluded with the massive fight against Galactus that we had been anticipating for several weeks. The event began on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and was the world-shaking event that would end the season and start the next.

It was a rather short event that began with all of the lucky enough players to make it into the playlist for the event landing on the helicarrier from the Avengers universe per usual this season. Once the countdown for the event ended, it was time for the show to begin.

The beginning of the event kicked off with Galactus on the island, making his way towards the helicarrier, where the players were located and swiping at them, destroying the carrier in the process. Iron Man showed up and lent players a hand with a jet pack so they could survive the fall.

Galactus then found the zero point that has been at the center of much of the Fortnite lore for several seasons now and activated it, sending players into space to meet him. Players took control of a battle bus for the first time and had to fight against worlds’ devourer to stop him.

Much of this section played out either in the first-person as you could explore the battle bus or on rails as a battle bus shooter game where you controlled it as a vehicle with lasers to fight the enemies. The start of the fight was against the numerous drones that were charging at you.

It then led to you going up the body of Galactus and fighting more drones Star Wars trench-style until you were able to send your battle bus into Galactus along with millions of other players from around the world to defeat him once and for good.

In the midst of this, we were teased to more of the battle royale world’s backstory by seeing a quick scene. Jonesy is in a suit and lying on the ground as sirens and chaos are happening around him. He passes out and the player floats around space.

Before we can figure out what will happen next, the event abruptly concluded with a “to be continued” notice and Fortnite shutting off for now.

Galactus Event Concludes With Fortnite Season 5 Release Date

The Fortnite Galactus event came to a quick and abrupt close, but it did tease that more is on the way soon as the Fortnite Season 5 release date was also revealed in the middle of all of this. Players will have to wait to play the game again for when the new season drops.

The game is offline once again, similar to what happened with the black hole event at the beginning of Chapter 2. But the shutdown is only for a limited time now as the Fortnite Season 5 release date is set for only several hours away from the end of the event.

The Fortnite Season 5 release date is officially set for 9 p.m. PT later today if you read this right after the event on Tuesday, Dec. 1. That is midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 2 for those on the east coast in the U.S. and Dec. 2 as well for most of the world.

That is a good wait for the next season. Thankfully, it will happen in less than 24 hours from the end of the Galactus event. However, the Fortnite Season 5 release date that Epic Games has given when you currently enter the game might not be accurate.

The Fortnite Status Twitter account followed up after the event and noted that at that time is when the server downtime will begin for the update for Season 5. The game will still be offline then and won’t come back until about four hours later at 1 a.m. PT (4 a.m. PT), so you may have to wait a little bit longer than we thought.

Was This the Original Plan for the Live Event?

In all honesty, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Galactus event. I don’t think that it was the best live event that Epic Games has ever done. The last event to start Season 3 and end Season 2 was a much better one overall.

But that is just my opinion; however, I have seen others in the community share similar thoughts. The event was great for what happened, but it stopped just as the event was getting good. It felt like it honestly ended before it was supposed to, but maybe that wasn’t the case.

Presumably, this was the case, but the whole nature of the ending felt rushed and awkward as I was sitting, staring at a black screen for a good while before the “to be continued” sign appeared. I doubt that Epic ran into issues and had to put out the rest of the event later, but it is always possible.

Regardless, this event wasn’t my favorite one. It could just be because we haven’t seen everything yet. But part of the problem is that we don’t even really know what exactly Fortnite Season 5 will be. Galactus seems defeated, but what does it mean for everything else?

What Does This Mean for Fortnite Season 5?

The last thing we see is the player floating around space and not the island or anything like that. So, in reality, there could be really anything that could happen in Season 5. However, there are some details that we can go over from what we know thus far.

We defeated Galactus, so there is the chance that we will return to the Chapter 2 island now that he has lost but with some significant changes to it, like the lack of Marvel areas probably. But then there are the teases that Fortnite has already begun for the next season.

There is a series of six audio files shared on social media. Only one has released thus far. It mentions Wildheart, who is likely one of the main skins in the next battle pass, and many audio effects hint at the next season.

There are many animals and other environmental effects that we can hear in the audio file that hint at a more jungle-themed season. Wildheart is mentioned to be a shapeshifter with multiple animal forms, which is interesting, and could hint at a skin with multiple style options.

The next season’s theme is still pretty unknown for now, but these hints give us some ideas that could point to something really interesting.

Our Fortnite Season 5 Predictions and Desires

For starters, here are our predictions and desires for what the next season will have. I will go out on a limb and state that I don’t think that the next season will be a Marvel one like Season 4 was. The end certainly makes it seem like it could be as things feel unfinished, but I don’t think we will get another Marvel season for a little while.

But I do think that there is a chance that we will get another themed season around some crossover property. This is a wild one, but the jungle and animal-sounding parts make me think that it could be a crossover with something like Jurassic World.

That would make for a wild season of dinosaurs. Many have wanted and predicted for years now, but we will have to wait and see for now. No matter what, I am a huge fan of the crossover stuff and would love to see it continue with Fortnite, even if it isn’t Marvel like it was in Season 4.

The Fortnite Season 5 release date is approaching very soon. We will know everything about this new season tomorrow. Be sure to check back tomorrow for our full coverage of the new season, its map changes, if there is a new map, or we continue with the Chapter 2 one, the new challenges, and anything else that you need to know about.


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