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Fortnite: Nexus War and Wormhole theories explained

Image Credits: Epic Games
Image Credits: Epic Games
Tee Kay
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Modified 06 Oct 2020, 18:20 IST
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Fortnite has always been a game of theatrics mixed with skill, but now, we might be staring at an interstellar travel experience, if a new theory on Reddit is to be believed.

Ever since Fortnite’s Season X ended with the ‘The End’ event, the developers have managed to use innovative and unique manners of transitioning between seasons. These could be via giant reactors or blockholes.

‘The End’ not only marked the end of Season X, or Chapter 1, of the game, but also made the player’s bid farewell to the fan favourite map ‘Athena’ in October 2019 with a structure that was considered to be a black hole.

Ever since, players as well as the developers have put their entire focus and dedication on the current map, ‘Apollo’. However, Redditor u/SvenWillNeverDie420 posted a theory on r/FortNiteBR on 1st October 2020, which hints that what was initially thought to be a black hole might be a wormhole.

This wormhole may have transported players to ‘Apollo’ from ‘Athena’ during the ‘The End’ event, meaning that ‘Athena’ could still exist in the same universe.

u/SvenWillNeverDie420 said:

“A wormhole is a hypothetical connection between widely separated parts of space. This makes sense because the orb seems to be on both maps.”
Image Credits: reddit.com/u/SvenWillNeverDie420
Image Credits: reddit.com/u/SvenWillNeverDie420

The theory may have a sentimental value to Fortnite players, but there’s some evidence that backs this theory. This includes the current upgrades being applied to the Battle Bus at the Stark Industries and the introduction of the Astro Jack skin with an 'Athena'-like structure on its helmet.

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A tweet from Epic Games’ Worldwide Creative Director, Donald Mustard, from 22nd August comes into play where he teased everyone with this line without any context:

“It’s ALL connected. Pay attention. The story is about to kick into overdrive…”

Despite claims of the return of 'Athena' after the Nexus War in season 5 of Fortnite, the last line from this tweet could also hint at a possibility of players being able to choose between ‘Athena’ and ‘Apollo’ as their battleground, especially with the help of an “Upgraded Battle Bus”.

Nevertheless, for now, all of it remains a theory as there is yet to be any official statement from Epic Games.

All that we can do is be patient and see if all the teasers mentioned above prove the theory to be true. And whether we get the inter-map travelling experience in Fortnite or not.

Published 05 Oct 2020, 18:15 IST
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