Television screens all across the island of Fortnite Battle Royale have lit up with an emergency broadcast screen, complete with beeping audio that may have been a mystery coded message.
The TV's across the Fortnite map are now LIVE, emitting a weird repeated noise + showing a Llama on screen! ? pic.twitter.com/s5GzbmXrjp
— Ali-A (@OMGitsAliA) April 25, 2018
The emergency broadcast comes in the form of a multi-coloured Llama with crosses where its eyes should be, the image was also later posted by the Fortnite twitter account.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 25, 2018
The Fortnite community immediately went into speculation overdrive, with many believing that the end of Tilted Towers had finally come and that the now legendary Meteor had at last arrived.
This was further compounded when the Fortnite servers went down, with the only explanation from the Fortnite Twitter account being that downtime was engaged to unblock a small number of players who had been affected by a recent backend service update.
Within an hour the game was back online once more, and people were ready to see the map forever changed from an impact with a massive celestial body.
However, upon logging in players were sorely disappointed, finding that Tilted Towers was still standing, and so the collective community doomsday clocks were set back once again.
But while all this was going on, the well-known data miners TwoEpicBuddies on twitter were hard at work, trying their hardest to figure out what the televisions were actually all about.
They claim that the emergency sirens you can hear coming from the broadcast are actually morse code messages, and they spell out “They don’t want us to k…” after being translated into English.
So Epic Games added sound files for the TV in Battle Royale. One of those is a morse code and contains the message "They don't want us to k…" pic.twitter.com/rme7RQNx1A
— DieBuddies (@TwoEpicBuddies) April 25, 2018
In a later tweet, TwoEpicBuddies said that the full message was probably “They don’t want us to know,” which is actually pretty sinister when you think about it.
This could all tie into the idea that the comet in the sky is actually not a comet at all, but is, in fact, a spaceship come to change the world of Fortnite Battle Royale entirely.
I’m sure that when Fortnite fans started playing Battle Royale back in September they would have never expected the mode to come with a spooky sci-fi story 7 months down the line, and with Epic Games seemingly gearing up their Easter eggs and references even further it may only be a short while until we finally find out what that glowing light in the sky actually is.