Recently Reddit has been speculating that a comet is going to crash down in Fortnite Battle Royale. Reddit user Niccorazi-_- posted this photo of a comet in the sky.
“So, I was quite intrigued by why the random controller vibration was occurring on consoles, looking at patterns to see what would trigger it happening. What I discovered is that the controller actually does two types of vibration, a light vibration which is subtle and lasts for a second, whilst there’s a harder vibration which lasts for 1.5 seconds.
The following four patterns were discovered:
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It intrigued me as to why there were three different vibration patterns, it turns out there’s actually a logical reason as to why there is and what triggers this pattern.
The first pattern is what occurs when it’s daytime in the game, the second pattern is what occur when it’s night, the third pattern is what occurs when you’re in the storm and the fourth pattern is when you’re gliding down the map
Together the patterns make up the following:
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When this is translated into morse code, it translates to the following:
SOS D 5 418
So what does this mean? Well, SOS is a commonly used distress signal in morse code which translates to save our souls. It seems that there is a distress signal from somewhere on the map.
After thinking for a few minutes, I tried to figure out what the D5 meant, I then decided to cross reference the map and it turns out that D5 is the grid which Tilted Towers is located in. Meaning that this distress signal is coming directly from Tiled Towers, they’re broadcasting to the map asking for assistance.
The next part of the code, “418” was easy, it’s a date 04/01/2018. 1st of April 2018.
So essentially this is a broadcast dated tomorrow in where Tilted Towers is asking for our help. This goes in line with the meteor theory, that Tilted Towers is going to be struck and destroyed, supported by the telescopes and battle pass emotes.
But yeah, this is a pretty crazy discovery. Let me know what you guys think.
If you want to check out the morse code for yourself, try out this translator:
It looks like this will be an April Fools Joke, but lets see how far the joke actually goes.
In the recent update, we’ve seen the addition of telescopes throughout the map, a lot on tall hills. Week 6 challenges also include venturing to the top of 10 mountains, so you’re bound to notice them.
However, it is no longer speculation that it is indeed as comet, as the file name says SM_Comet_Center
There is also another file named SM_Comet_Phase2, implying that there will be a second phase of the comet, possibly getting closer. The image clearly shows what would be the effect of the comet moving fast.
What do you think? Do you think Tilted Towers is done for? Will it all be an April Fools joke? What about a new game mode where the meteor gets closer and closer and crashes at the final circle? Will it hit loot lake and flood the surrounding areas?
Maybe it wont do anything.