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‘Fortnite’ Meteorite Theories Swirl As TV Alerts Begin in Tilted Towers

Fortnite fans are feeling the hype as new emergency broadcasts have appeared on TVs around Tilted Towers. As seen in the screenshot below, all TVs in the Battle Royale map now display a Llama logo with colored lines. In addition to the picture, players can also hear warning sirens when approaching the screen and a morse code string that translates to "they don't want us to k..."

Fortnite llama broadcast 2 What does this new TV broadcast in ‘Fortnite’ mean? Epic Games

While we don’t officially know what this Easter egg means, there’s a strong indication it has something to do with the Meteorite signs spotted around Tilted Towers on Tuesday. The graphics suggest something big will happen April 25, and that it might involve a Meteorite crashing through the sky. As the hour of danger approaches, it’d make sense for an emergency broadcast to begin.

There’s also some speculation the broadcast might be a test for when the Meteorite is expected to fall. These screens have been added without downtime, and they include fairly sophisticated unique animations. In order for the Meteorite to be the ultimate surprise fans are hoping for, Epic will have to take that unique animation process and apply it on a much larger scale. The TVs, then, might be in place to ensure all systems are go for the moment of truth.

Evidence of the Fortnite Meteorite first surfaced in late March and was originally believed to be an April Fools’ joke. Morse Code theories gained traction to suggest a possible Meteorite disaster on April 18, but that date only offered a slight increase in shooting star activity around the Battle Royale map. With the new signs and Llama broadcasts in mind, there’s little doubt that something serious is on the way. The only thing we don’t know is precisely when the incident will go down. It could happen later today, but the Weekly Reset for challenges routinely occurs Thursday mornings as well.

When the suspicious space object finally touches ground, data miners have predicted it will likely be associated with a limited-time mode. Meteorite fragments can allegedly be looted just like Supply Drops. It’s unclear how their contents might affect gameplay, however.

We’ll be keeping an eye on this story as it develops.

Fortnite is in early access across PS4, Xbox One, PC and iOS. The Llama TV broadcasts should be live across all platforms.

Will Fortnite’s Meteorite actually land today? What are your thoughts on these Llama broadcasts? Tell us in the comments section!

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