Something Fortnite-related is brewing at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Fortnite Battle Royale is without a doubt one of the most iconic video game titles of the past decade. Since 2017, billions of people around the world have witnessed the rise of Fortnite and its impact beyond video games. The game’s many dances and memes have made an impact on pop culture, and the developers have orchestrated everything from real-life Alternative Reality (ARG) games to pop-up restaurants.
The real-life crossover recently took a different turn, as footage leaked online reveals an actual battle bus being built at Universal Studios Hollywood. Naturally, the rumor mill has started, and people are starting to wonder what this Fortnite x Universal crossover could mean.
Battle Bus at Universal Studios
day 2 … still confused. pic.twitter.com/NlwxKXUhc4
– The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Theme (@ThemeSnark) October 4, 2021
ThemeSnark’s Twitter account documented the construction of the Fortnite Battle Bus at Universal Studios during the past day. Day two featured what is unmistakably the Battle Bus, which players ride before jumping into a Battle Royale match. Epic Games has not acknowledged the presence of the Battle Bus at the theme park, but there are several working theories that may have merit.
A Fortnite movie or a walk in a theme park?
One obvious connection to make is a potential Fortnite movie or a ride in a theme park. After all, Universal Studios is home to some of the most iconic rides in history and Super Nintendo World in Japan. Given the success and follow-up to Fortnite Battle Royale, it wouldn’t be surprising to see characters like Jonesy and Midas appear as a merry-go-round or feature film. This theory is worth putting on the back burner, given the number of recent collaborations at Fortnite. It would make sense for the game to venture into uncharted waters.
Fortnite World Cup 2022?
Some believe the Battle Bus could point to a possible Fortnite World Cup announcement. Epic Games has not hosted a World Cup competition since 2019, mainly due to the global pandemic. With more people vaccinated every day, some are wondering if another World Cup is in the works. California would be the perfect location, given that the last one was in New York City.
It’s unclear what the actual Battle Bus might indicate, but it’s intriguing to say the least. We’ll have to wait and see what happens to the situation at Universal Studios Hollywood.
The selected image: ThemeSnark