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Fortnite Black Hole likely to return ahead of Season 5

Fortnite Season 4 is expected to end with a large event, and data miners have found that there’s likely some downtime between seasons.

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Fortnite Season 4 is set to end on December 1, and many fans are anticipating it to conclude with the return of the Black Hole.

We first saw the Black Hole at the end of Fortnite Chapter 1, when players stared at it for almost two days in an agonizing wait for Chapter 2 to begin.

In Season 4’s end event, players are gearing up to fight Galactus alongside their favorite Marvel heroes. Galactus will likely leave devastation in his wake.

The Black Hole itself might not return, but a massive event followed by downtime is expected to occur.

Expected downtime

The event that will end Season 4 is expected to be Fortnite’s biggest event yet. Fortnite has seen several in-game events such as the Star Wars teaser, Travis Scott concert, and ‘The End.’ The files for the next event are 10x bigger than those for ‘The End’ event, which was the largest event at its time.

While Season 4 will end on November 30, it’s possible that we won’t get to play Season 5 until December 3. Similar to the end of Chapter 1, there is a reported 36-hour downtime between the seasons. Several signs that point towards this downtime.

Fortnite Season 4 has hosted regular tournaments and competitive events. However, there are no events scheduled between December 1 at 4 PM EST (the time of the event) and December 3 at 4 AM EST (the presumed release time for Season 5).

Data miners have discovered that the Black Hole event files have reappeared in the game. Twitter account iFireMonkey reported that ‘RockyRidge’ has appeared in the game files, which is the same code used for the Black Hole Event.

After dropping a small spoiler-warning, data miners FNLeaksAndInfo announced there might be downtime after Season 4.

“Prepare for some more possible downtime after the event similar to the Black Hole event!,” they tweeted. “To be continued! In Season 5!”

It’s likely that the ‘to be continued’ text will appear after the Season 4 event concluded.

Other data miners are also reporting that there may be a 10-hour downtime, as opposed to the expected 36.

However long the downtime lasts, players can expect a massive event to end Fortnite Chapter 2’s fourth season.

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Fortnite Season 8 Secret Skin: Cube Queen release date & how to unlock

Here’s everything that has been revealed about the Fortnite Season 8 Secret Skin, including its identity and release date.

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A new original cosmetic skin will be arriving in Fortnite Season 8, but its identity is being kept a mystery. Here’s everything we know so far about this Secret Skin, including who it is and the release date.

It’s a Fortnite tradition for Epic Games to tease a mystery skin in the Battle Pass and this becomes available to unlock later in the season. Players can get their hands on it after completing a few challenges.

This hasn’t changed in Season 8, as the developers have an original character that they’re planning to introduce later in the season. This guide will go over everything we know about this Secret Skin.

Fortnite Season 8 Secret Skin identity

While the Secret Skin appears as a silhouette in the Battle Pass menu, some leaks are pointing to it being a new character called the Cube Queen. According to notable leaker HYPEX, there will be two styles of this skin.

The Cube Queen skin will reportedly come with Dark and Vibrant edit styles, and the character will also have a new type of glider called ‘stairs.’ This will make the character look like they’re running down some stairs while gliding.

However, it’s worth taking this information with a grain of salt since these are just leaks, and the developers have yet to verify these claims.

Fortnite Season 8 Secret Skin release date

Secret Skin shillouette in Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass

The Secret Skin in Fortnite Season 8’s Battle Pass is set to release on Thursday, October 28, 2021. This is when the in-game countdown timer ends, so there shouldn’t be any delays.

While we don’t know what time exactly it will go live in Fortnite, these skins are often released around 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 3 PM BST.

That covers everything we know so far about the Season 8 Secret Skin. We don’t know what prerequisites players will have to meet in order to unlock it, but they’ll most likely have to complete some challenges.

Fortnite Season 8 characters

How to unlock Fortnite Season 8 Secret Skin

Perhaps, the Secret Skin is tied into the Season 8 Punchcard Quests. Once we know for sure, we’ll be sure to update this guide with that information.

For more Fortnite, check out how to get The Batman Who Laughs skin in Fortnite Season 8, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.

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Fortnite leak reveals Dune skins & cosmetics coming soon

Some new leaks have revealed that Epic Games are planning to add skins and cosmetics from the movie Dune in Fortnite Season 8.

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Paul Atreide from Dune in Fortnite

A new leak has revealed that Epic Games are planning to add more crossover content in Fortnite Season 8, this time in the form of cosmetic skins from the new Dune film.

Epic Games often introduce new Fortnite skins that align with the release of major blockbuster movies, such as the Venom and Carnage skins that were were added alongside the release of Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

Now, the developers might be preparing another major crossover as some new leaks have revealed a few skins and cosmetic items that might be coming in Fortnite Season 8 alongside the release of the film Dune.

These leaks came from notable Fortnite data miner HYPEX, who shared images of the new outfits. The bundle will include the characters Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) and Chani (Zendaya) from the movie.

According to these leaks, the Dune bundle will also include:

  • Twinblades melee weapon
  • Maker Hooks
  • The Stickworm wallpaper
  • Sand Walk emote
  • Fremkits for both characters
  • Ornithopter attack ship

The Bundle price in the leaked image seemingly costs 4,600 V-Bucks, but HYPEX has stated that this is just the placeholder price, and the real one might be different.

It’s worth keeping in mind that these are currently just leaks, and Epic Games have yet to verify this information, so take it with a grain of salt. That said, it makes perfect sense for them to add Dune skins around the film’s release in October 2021.


For more Fortnite, check out how to get The Batman Who Laughs skin in Fortnite Season 8, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.

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How to get The Batman Who Laughs skin in Fortnite Season 8

In another DC crossover, The Batman Who Laughs skin arrives in Fortnite Season 8, so here’s how to get the creepy new bundle.

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The Batman Who Laughs in Fortnite Season 8

In a further collaboration with DC Comics, Fortnite will receive The Batman Who Laughed skin in Season 8, so here’s how to get your hands on it.

Fortnite is currently in collaboration with DC Comics, bringing across a ton of skins and characters from the Batman Universe. This is all tied into the Fortnite/Batman comic series, where the latest issue prominently features The Batman Who Laughs.

This Batman/Joker hybrid from another universe will soon be arriving in Fortnite, so here’s how to get the skin and associated cosmetics for yourself.

How to get The Batman Who Laughs Fortnite skin

Fortnite The Batman Who Laughs bundle

The Batman Who Laughs will arrive in Fortnite’s Item Shop on October 26 at 5 PM PT / 8 PT ET / 1 AM BST (October 27).

It will also be available for those who purchase the upcoming Batman/Fortnite: Foundation comic.

The Batman Who Laughs bundle is set to arrive with:

  • The Batman Who Laughs Outfit
  • Robin’s Perch Backbling
  • Dark Multiverse Set Pickaxe and Glider

The Batman/Fortnite: Foundation comic is set to also release on October 26 and will include a unique code that allows players to redeem the Outfit, Backbling, and a Loading Screen. The code will expire on November 12, 2025 – so there’s plenty of time to get the comic.

Also, as an exclusive bonus for purchasing the comic, you can also get The Dark Days Loading Screen that depicts The Batman Who Laughs perched on the Battle Bus.

Who is The Batman Who Laughs?

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The Batman Who Laughs is Bruce Wayne from Earth -22 of the Dark Multiverse, who has been fused with his arch-enemy, The Joker.

This version of Bruce Wayne became infected with the Joker toxin, turning him into a violent supervillain.

He first appeared in the Batman/Fortnite Zero Point Issue 6 and is sure to be a terrifying addition to Season 8’s roster of characters.

For more Fortnite, you can check out the Spider-Man crossover that HYPEX claims will arrive later this year.

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