Fortnite is about to be hit with an extreme cold front. How do we know? Because the game's developers are ever so subtly hinting at exactly that.
There's one big reason Fortnite remains not only relevant after all this time, but that its already massive fanbase continues to grow. Epic Games, Fortnite's developers, continue to put the work in to keep things feeling new and fresh. It may be the same old island, but it is constantly changing and developing. Plus, the season format in place makes the game feel like a TV show.
The latest saga on Fortnite, the mystery of the purple cube, recently came to an end. After rolling around the map, descending into Loot Lake, and then rising above the island, the cube finally exploded and has disappeared for good. Since then, not a lot has gone down. However, the signs that something new is coming have begun.
A little over a week ago, players notice that there was a storm cloud forming way off in the distance. They have since noticed that the ominous storm is inching ever closer to Battle Royale island, albeit at an incredibly slow pace. This week, a clear sign that things are about to get very cold on Fortnite was pointed out by Emma Kent of EuroGamer on Twitter.
This is sooo subtle but brilliant - you can now see your breath on the starting island in Fortnite, conveniently the piece of land nearest to the incoming snowstorm. pic.twitter.com/TiSgkeYAFL— Emma Kent (@GoneEFK) November 27, 2018
While waiting to join the fight on the starting island, if you look very closely, you'll be able to see your avatar's breath. A sure sign that the temperature is dropping. If you don't believe us or haven't seen it for yourselves, check out the video evidence Kent posted on Twitter this week above. The storm cloud is clearly going to hit the starting island first, so makes sense that it is currently colder there than on the main map.
Some would say that this much attention to detail is pointless. Those are the people that don't understand what makes a great game, and more importantly what makes a game popular for an extended period of time. It's these little things that make us respect Epic for what it continues to do with Fortnite, and why people continue to flock to the game. Now the speculation can really begin regarding what will happen when the storm finally arrives.