More map changes are on the way in Fortnite, as a new Rift Beacon has been activated. These Rift Beacons have been popping up every week at various locations around the map. After one appears, there will certainly be a change to that POI on the way. The only question is what twist Epic Games will include along with the transformation.
Earlier this week, we saw a new Rift Beacon appear at the soccer stadium just north of Tilted Town. For the most part, this POI has not seen a change since the introduction of Fortnite. However, in Season X, old locations turn into new ones, and the soccer stadium will be the latest POI to receive this treatment.
Already in Season X, we’ve seen the introduction of Tilted Town and the return of Retail Row. However, both of these locations came with a spin; Tilted Town has no building or breaking, and Retail Row has zombies running amuck.
So, with these twists, it’s impossible to guess what Epic Games have up their sleeve for the soccer stadium. However, thanks to a leak from the v10.10 update, we do know what the stadium will look like after the Rift Beacon fully activates.
Leaker @HYPEX is one of the best in the business at gathering Fortnite intel. Posting the leaks to his Twitter, HYPEX has given us an after shot of what the soccer stadium will look like and a current image of the Rift Beacon.
Next POI, i'll give the name in a bit! pic.twitter.com/GywgYwnFta
— HYPEX – Fortnite Leaks & News (@HYPEX) August 14, 2019
The first image is how the Rift Beacon looks at the current time of writing. We should expect another change with the v10.10 content update, which comes out tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug 20. Then, the tweet from HYPEX shows us how the soccer stadium will look after the Rift Beacon full activates.
Unlike the previous two Rift Beacon transformations, the soccer stadium seems to be empty. All of the surrounding buildings are wiped away, leaving a barren lot. Some have speculated as to what Epic could be preparing for, but we have a guess.
Around a week ago, we reported that a Major Lazer x Fortnite concert was going to happen sometime soon. There are Major Lazer skins/emotes already in the game files, which is what points us to this possibility. Could Epic be using this empty lot as a space to hold the concert? It’s very possible that, over the next week or so, we’ll see little updates that hint towards a concert.
What do you think it could be? Let us know in the comments below. Keep up with Daily Esports for all Fortnite coverage.
Joey Carr is a University of North Georgia Journalism graduate. He has 5+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including Dreamhack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.