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Here is a plausible theory on Fortnite's comet conundrum

Published: 11:23, 02 April 2018
Updated: 19:32, 02 April 2018
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Player is looking up in the sky at the comet in Fortnite Battle Royale.
Fortnite Battle Royale Comet

The community is going crazy with speculation concerning the possible impeding comet crash in Fortnite Battle Royale. Epic Games have teased, possibly as an April Fools joke, but Morse code is hinting at Tilted Towers' doom. Doom.

Conspiracy theories are flying in all directions as people try to figure out what the comet in Fortnite Battle Royale's sky means. Many players have spotted it so far and reports of the comet's size increasing are also coming in. This probably means the comet is approaching the land and will likely collide with Fortnite's world soon. It is suspiciously placed above Tilted Towers leading to speculation they may get flattened in the days to come.

Tilted Towers are notorious for its loot placement which causes players to converge on the location early on in order to gear up as fast as they can. This could be a thorn in Epic's side and they could resort to wiping the location entirely. However, while there was no indication as to when this might happen at the first glance, some players managed to capture some possible evidence by reading the Morse code sent to their gamepads.

People's controllers would randomly vibrate during the past few days, and some sleuths have managed to decode the vibrations rather quickly. They translate into ''SOS D5 418''. Now, when I saw this message for the first time, I thought it was rather straightforward, saying that the meteor strike will happen on ''Day 5 of the 4th month in 2018''. 

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On the other hand, a reddit user named SerentixGaming a bit further, chasing a theory that would parallel Kojima's subtle messages and game manipulation in Metal Gear series. He theorizes that the meteor will come crashing down on 21 or 22 April 2018, due to the Season 3 ending on 1 May 2018, which will make it a 69 day long season. Lyrid's Meteor Shower is supposed to happen on 21 or 22 April, depending on where you live which will also be the 59th day of Season 3. 

When you divide 59 with 69, you will get 0.855, which can be rounded to 0.86. The day the meteor shower will happen will mark the point where 86 per cent of the season is gone. At the same number and the same percentage of Battle Pass progress, players can unlock the ''KABOOM'' emote.

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This sounds like a long, but awesome stretch, and while I like being right, I would love seeing SerentixGamin's theory turning out to be correct, due to the sheer complexity behind it. It's worth a mention that Epic Games claim that the controller vibrations are a bug, but they could be attempting to mislead the players due to how fast the puzzle was resolved. 

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