|Signs from the hugely popular Fortnite are appearing in the real world.|
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 mysterious portals all across the map. The 5th season of Fortnite: Battle Royale will begin on 2018-07-12.
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 here. During the rocket launch, audio was played while the rocket was in the sky. The same audio was later found in two different forms in the game's files, Audio #1 and Audio #2.
Players discovered that both files contained spectrograms. 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 launch, a massive rift formed in the sky. Shortly afterwards, smaller rifts started to appear in different locations around the map, and either destroyed or created new objects. As of July 8, rifts have appeared in the following locations:
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) - Placed a horse-drawn carriage
It had been speculated that these rifts were teasing new locations for Season 5.
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. Soon after, multiple agents had appeared at the site, putting up a tent with many different items and putting caution tape around the burger. Multiple people have tried to talk to
Durr Burger Tent
At the Durr Burger location, a tent was put up with 13 different items on a desk under the tent. A photo of the items on the desk was taken by a Reddit user.
The items on the desk are listed below:
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 & the 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, due to the duration being seven weeks, hence
7WK; however, a link for
D070 cannot be made.
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.
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:
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
On 2018-07-08, the sound file played when calling the number from the cards handed out by the agents was changed. The new file can be found here. Spectogram analysis of this file reveals a hidden code similar to the ones found in the rocket launch soundfile. Decoding this code with the same method as the previous codes yields
C7, another coordinate from the in-game map.
Llamas Around Europe
At 2018 July 9th, 4:10PM Reddit user u/eversoris86 posted an image of a llama from Fortnite has appeared in the inner circles of London. The Llama was inside a phone booth. The metal animal's current purpose is yet to be discovered.
This llama may be related to the recently teased C7 coordinate in the spectrogram from the new audio played when calling the number handed out by the detectives. In the C7 region, a tent, a police car, and the former Durr Burger could be found, with a phone booth in the center, much like the phone booth that this llama was found in.
On the same day, Reddit user u/legoandmars posted an image of a llama from Fortnite found in Warsaw, Poland.
Additionally, Reddit user u/jordanrocks444 posted images of llamas found in both Cologne, Germany and Barcelona, Spain.
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