Epic Games so far Seemingly out of nowhere the developer Ruin is coming
Fortnite is no stranger to bizarre, oblique plot developments, but this is one of the more mysterious things we’ve heard from developer Epic Games so far. Seemingly out of nowhere the developer tweeted out an ominous image with a caption that said nothing more than “Ruin is coming”, and the same thing appeared on the in-game news feed moments later with a note that said only “???”. Season 8 has been pretty quiet so far, but that looks like it’s going to change very soon.
My first thought when I saw this was that it was a dragon: those scale-like armor pieces going down the neck seem to signal that to me. Plus, dragons have been teased for a long time in this game: we saw one in the teaser image for Season 8, and so we can be relatively assured one is going to show up at some point. There are also dragon eggs inside of the Volcano, having been previously stolen from Polar Peak. They even have an image of a dragon-like sort of serpent creature on them. It isn’t a question of whether or not we’re getting a dragon in Fortnite–we most certainly are–it’s a question of whether or not we’re getting one right now.
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Another theory is that this could be the long-awaited fifth stage of the Prisoner skin, completing the once-wretched occupant of the prison at Polar Peak’s transformation into a Fire King worthy of the throne in the volcano. The Prisoner seems to have raised the volcano out of the ground with some sort of ritual, but his story still feels unfinished, as does his outfit: I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what we’re seeing here.
The Prisoner seems to have something to do with these dragons, so even if this image isn’t a dragon, I’m still saying that it’s likely dragon-adjacent. Fortnite v buck generator has been running a lot of tests that revolve around how to get everyone playing the game at a given time to do damage to singular target, and we’ve long suspected that the developer was preparing for a world boss: a kind of giant enemy that we would all fight at once in a true PvE challenge. I still think that’s coming, and I think the dragon is now our best bet for it.