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Active since 2018-06-30
Signs from the hugely popular Fortnite are appearing in the real world.
Type Official
Creator Epic Games
Discovered 2018-06-30

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The Fortnite ARG was an ARG created by Epic Games that appeared to be to promote Season 5 of Fortnite: Battle Royale. Fortnite Battle Royale is a free-to-play battle royale game developed and published by Epic Games. The ARG revolves around the rocket launch that created many portals around the map. The 5th season of Fortnite: Battle Royale will begin on 2018-07-12.

Rocket Launch

Spectrogram of Audio #1
Spectrogram of Audio #2

Throughout June 2018, it had been teased that the rocket would eventually be launched by the character known as The Visitor, a skin that could be unlocked by doing the weekly challenges in the game. On 2018-06-29, it was stated that one time event would take place the next day at 6:30 PM UTC. A video of the rocket launch can be found by clicking here. During the rocket launch, audio was played while the rocket was in the sky, in the game files, the same audio was found in two different files, Audio #1 and Audio #2. Once the audio was shown under a spectrogram, the following information was found.

Audio #1 showed the skulls that were present on the TV screens around the map prior to the rocket launch event. Audio #2 shows two sets of numbers that decode to four different coordinates on the game's map. Decoding the left set of numbers as ASCII values, and the right set of numbers as binary, you get the following translation:

066 - B, 0b0110 - 6
072 - H, 0b1001 - 9
073 - I, 0b1000 - 8
073 - I, 0b1001 - 9

The coordinates B6, H9, I8, I9, are all speculated to be locations related to a leaked game mode that will be taking place at the end of Season 4.

Soon after the rocket had caused the large rift that had appeared in the sky, smaller rifts had started to appear in different locations around the map, taking or spawning new items. The current list of locations where rifts had appeared are listed below:

Lonely Lodge (J4) - Taking the Lonely Lodge sign
Motel (D2) - Taking the Motel sign
Tomato Town (G4) - Taking the tomato on the building
Retail Row (H6) - Taking the NOMS sign
Greasy Grove (C7/B7) - Taking the Durr Burger on the building
Mountain East of Snobby Shores (B6) - Placed an anchor
Hill North East of Prison (I8) - N/A

It had been speculated that these rifts were teasing new locations for Season 5.

Durr Burger

Durr Burger
Police Car

On 2018-07-06, the Twitter account @selashiloni had tweeted out about finding a Durr Burger in a California desert at the address, 15160 E Ave S, Llano, CA 93544. The account had tweeted multiple videos of the burger, and a police car that was designed after the police car located in the game.

Agent Cards

That afternoon, another Twitter account, @A2K_Kilo had stated that they had traveled to the location and had received a card from an Agent at the site.

Fortnite AgentCard1.jpg Fortnite AgentCard2.jpg

On 2018-07-08, a new agent had appeared on the site, handing out a new card with a different card with a new agent number:

Fortnite Agent2Card.jpg

It had been speculated that the Agent numbers could be decoded using a phone keypad to get the following translations:

Agent #3678 - FORT
Agent #3742 - EPIC

The audio that plays when the number on the cards is called can be found here, with a higher quality version available here. Nothing has been found in the audio so far.

Phone Number

At the Durr Burger, there is an agent giving out business cards. Printed on these business cards is the phone number (712) 380 4091.

When calling the phone number, different buttons can be pressed to prompt different menus:

  • Pressing *: Please enter the extension you are logging into, then press pound.
    • Pressing #: For your protection, phone access has been locked due to invalid PIN attempts.
  • Pressing 8: Please enter the first few letters of the person's first or last name, followed by pound.
  • Pressing 0: A beep records your audio:
    • Press 1 to review the voice mail
      • Nothing happens. Menus play again.
    • Press 2 to send the voice mail now
      • The voice mail has been sent. (Hangs up)
    • Press 3 to discard and re record the audio
      • A beep, then the menus play again.
    • Press 4 for special options
      • Press 1 to mark this message as urgent
        • The voice mail has been sent. (Hangs up)
      • Press 2 to mark this message as confidential
        • The voice mail has been sent. (Hangs up)
      • Press 3 to mark this message as urgent and confidential
        • The voice mail has been sent. (Hangs up)
      • Press 4 to return to the previous menu
        • Invalid selection, please try again.
      • Press 5 to return to the previous menu
        • Invalid selection, please try again. (Hangs up)
  • Press 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 or 0 or # or *
    • Invalid selection, please try again. (Repeats menu)

Durr Burger Tent

At the Durr Burger location, a tent was put up with 12 different items on a desk under the tent. A Reddit user had taken a photo of the items on the desk.

The items on the desk are listed below:

Photo of the items on the desk.

1. Business Cards	
2. Energizer Hard Case Professional Work Light	
3. UFO Contact From Reticulum by Wendelle C. Stevens, William J. Hermann, and Sharleen M. Spivak	
4. Gods From Outer Space by Erich Von Daniken	
5. The Flying Saucer Reader by Jay David	
6. Flying Saucers 101: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About UFOs and Alien Beings by Harold E. Burt	
7. Super Book of UFOs, Unidentified Flying Objects by Michael Shulan	
8. Empire Level E280 16-Inch Heavy Duty Professional Combination Square w/Etched Stainless Steel Blade and True BlueR Vial	
9. Flying Saucers: Fact or Fiction? by Max B. Miller	
10. Realistic Walkie Talkie	
11. Betty Crocker's Hamburger Cookbook by Betty Crocker	
12. To Men of Earth (Including: White Sands Incident) by Daniel W. Fry Ph.D.
13 (Not Marked, Under 3). UFOs Over the Americas Mass Market Paperback – 1968 Jim; Lorenzen and Coral Lorenzen	

The purpose of these items is currently not known.

Durr Burger Police Car

On-site with the agents & burger, there was a police cruiser which resemble ones in-game. During a visit, players examined the car on site to reveal the numbers "212" on the inside of the gas cap, the vehicles's VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), and a license plate reading "7WKD070."

It is possible that the license plate is an allusion to the process of the Blockbuster Challenges during season 4, doing seventy challenges over the course of seven weeks, hence D070 & 7WK.