Each of Fortnite’s Seasons ends up having a theme of some sort. After the whole will-it-won’t-it situation with the comet crashing into Tilted Towers at the end of Season 3, we did eventually find out that Superheroes were the theme for Season 4, tying nicely into the release of Avengers: Infinity War Part I, and also enabling Epic Games to save Tilted from its rumored ‘doomed’ status. However, that’s all old news now, and Season 5 is just a few days away.
The Wild West Season 5 theme for Fortnite has gained an enormous amount of credence over the past few days, with bizarre goings-on involving Fortnite’s Durr Burger showing up in real-life California, and a mysterious Agent handing out cards with a phone number on them. I mean, I don’t know about you guys, but that background in Durr Burger’s beautiful portrait looks pretty Wild West to me.
There’s also rumors of a hit-and-miss sand bug popping up in the occasional game of Fortnite that covers the map in sand (though it’s apparently since been removed). There are images over on Reddit of the occurrence, but it is possible that this is simply a technical issue with textures failing to load in properly. That sand texture does look pretty real though.
And just over the weekend, following the landmarks of named locations were seemingly consumed by portals during the rocket launch, the first breach portal appeared and has brought through a very Wild West lookin’-ass stagecoach. Considering there’s also a very Wild West-looking skeleton of some sort due to be spat out at some point in the coming days, there’s a good chance we’re already getting pretty massive hints at Fortnite’s Season 5 theme. Hey, we’re all for a Wild West shootout. See you at Salty Saloons!