Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 is all about good vibes and celebrating the apparent defeat of the Imagined Order, as we saw in the Chapter 3 Season 2 finale, Collision. From the beginning, the island has taken on a completely new atmosphere. The party atmosphere is a new look for the island, which is often under duress that loopers may not know what to do with themselves this season. Take our suggestion: Get on the roller coaster.
While it’s all fun and games for now, don’t expect it to last. Through sneak peeks at the final event, as well as the introduction to the new season, it looks like we already have a number of things to start worrying about for the foreseeable future. Get that roller coaster ride now; It may not be long for the island. Here are three new mysteries in Fortnite that are keeping players up at night.
Slone is dead?
I could almost answer this in one word, “no”, because I firmly believe that it is not. Part of why I think is because she’s the best and I don’t want her to go. But more importantly, a Look closely the sequence of events leading up to his supposed death suggests that he may have narrowly escaped. Therefore, I find that the most interesting mystery is not whether he survived, but how he will resurface.
It feels like Epic is putting the Imagined Order in the rearview, like a comedic arc that ends and sends the superhero down another path colliding with a new enemy (who we’ll get to in a bit). He tends to anticipate that IO, or at least Slone, will return to the island soon. Will she be reformed, despondent, or perhaps as hell-bent on seizing power as ever before?
Who, or what, is Geno, really?
After years of rumors and name tosses, we finally got a glimpse of Geno (pronounced “jen-oh”) in the season 2 finale event. We learned that he is the true leader of IO, not Slone, which I and others We’ve theorized, but that simple fact hardly clarified anything because the glimpse we got of him only left things more confusing. He didn’t look human, but he also didn’t exactly look like one of the alien characters we’ve seen before, like The Origin or Cube Queen. Is he part of a new race, never seen before? Does he even have a physical body, or is he perhaps some kind of computer program? If it’s him that we see Slone talking to in his revealing loading screen, it’s strange that the first two scenes of him in the game come as holograms.
This seems to be one of the longest-running mysteries in the game, so don’t expect an answer here for another year or two, maybe not until Chapter 4, which is currently expected to arrive in December 2023.
Who is the flowery beholder who watches over the island?
With Slone out of the picture (at least for now), the story needs a new Big Bad. Epic may be hinting at just that character at the end of the Chapter 3 Season 3 story trailer (embedded above). While the mysterious character does not yet have an official name, one theorist in popular lore, Akohas started calling her Bloomwatcher, since she was watching over the island and resembles To flourishthe alien wildlife character that looks like an alien Bandit.
This is the biggest mystery of all, in my opinion, because fan theories are all over the place. A prominent theory says that Bloomwatcher is actually the Queen of the Cube, who appeared to drown at the end of Chapter 2 when the island capsized and crushed her. Their evidence: they look alike, with both characters having pink hair (or a hair-like substance anyway), both having striking blue eyes, and one could argue that Bloomwatcher looks like a mix of coral and seaweed, like the Queen somehow. of the Cube. she transformed into this hybrid alien-looking ocean creature upon her death.
However, there are plenty of holes in that theory, namely that the character seems to have a more fitting origin story, as told by Ako. According to them, Bloomwatcher may come from wherever Bloom comes from, which is described in the game as “a mysterious forest”. It appears that the new location, Reality Falls, is actually this same forest that is now spread across the island, perhaps on purpose.
We also know from in-game details about Bloom’s cosmetic set that she is a “Pluxarian”, which appears to be the name of her alien race. Perhaps Bloomwatcher is Pluxarian as well, as the two characters look quite alike. It’s my theory that the Pluxarians were invaded by The Last Reality (Cube Queen’s army, basically) while she was colonizing new universes. This was also her intention when she came to Reality Zero, to take over the Fortnite island, but it failed.
To put it all together, I believe that Bloomwatcher is Pluxarian, his people were overtaken by The Last Reality, and now that The Last Reality and Cube Queen have been defeated, Bloomwatcher is adrift in the omniverse and looking to resettle on the island of Fortnite. This would make her like Slone, a somewhat misunderstood and possibly tragic villain. He seems to have bad intentions given the trailer’s mood swing when he appears on screen, but as a survivor of a violent colonization, he may be acting out of desperation as he lingers (or somewhere?) on the island.
There’s a lot more to learn, but this is the best I’ve got in terms of theory building so far. Thanks to Ako and other members of the Fortnite community, as always, for helping me make sense of another fast-paced story development.
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