After a series of leaks, we've been given an official tease that Sarah Connor and The Terminator will be coming to Fortnite soon.
Fortnite leaks have been coming in hot this week; we got our first look at The Predator's new skin from early hacks, as well as a rundown on all of the content from the exciting new update, Fortnite v15.21.
The Predator's inclusion in the game excited many fans and has brought on a hankering for more '80s movie stars to join the game.
After all, it seems like Fortnite has a talent for bringing licensed characters to the game. Characters from the universes of Star Wars and Marvel have joined Fortnite alongside gaming legends like Kratos and Master Chief.
It seems Epic Games can bring anyone it likes to the game.
That's just as well, as we've had confirmation of more characters from '80s Sci-Fi movies coming very soon.
Fortnite's The Terminator Leak
The very first hint of The Terminator's arrival came in the form of a leak.
The codename "Typhoon" was given to a new skin buried in Fortnite's code, and speculation was rife as to who could take its place.
Tomb Raider's Lara Croft was a frontrunner in rumors, as it was thought that "typhoon" would reference the storm that crashes Lara's ship at the beginning of 2013's Tomb Raider.
It was also speculated that the character could turn out to be Metroid's Samus Aran. Nintendo is yet to submit a franchise representative to Fortnite, and Samus would have been a great choice.
But, both of these theories were quickly disproven by, you guessed it, another major leak.
Data miner HYPEX discovered a video of an almost static shot of an all-silver laboratory. The background is playing some tense, clanging music.
Fans have identified this lab to be that from Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and have concluded that this must mean the Terminator will be coming to Fortnite soon.
While these leaks have great credibility, it certainly helps to have some kind of confirmation from Epic Games themselves. Thankfully, we got that this morning.
Fortnite Confirms Sarah Connor and The Terminator Skins
This morning, the official Fortnite Twitter page posted a video, showing a static radio satellite emitting sound waves. It is captioned ":: Incoming Transmission - Reality Log 991 :: Targets Description: A ruthless machine and a protector of the future".
The video itself is simple, but the contents of its audio are what's most important here. The video states;
"Reality log 991. When you're dealing with the zero point, behind the scenes, and on the battlefield, it's hard finding anyone who understands what you're going through. On this latest stop though, I met a hero that can relate. Impending global doom, time travel, paradoxes... oh yeah. She'll fit right in."Jonesy, in the latest character teaser
The man speaking sounds very much like Jonesy, Fortnite Season Five's leading man. He is tasked with rounding up the best hunters from all dimensions to introduce to the game's story.
It seems as though he's found his latest recruit, and the description fits Sarah Connor pretty well.
Plus, the caption of the tweet describes the target as being with "a ruthless machine", so she must be joining the game with a Terminator.
Whether this will be Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800 or the more advanced T-1000 model remains to be seen. But, at least we have official confirmation that characters from the Terminator universe will be arriving in Fortnite soon.
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