John Jones Fortnite: Epic Games Reveals Something is Controlling the Island

John Jones Fortnite was revealed to be the true identity of Jonesy, one of the playable characters in the popular battle royale.
John Jones Fortnite was revealed to be the true identity of Jonesy, one of the playable characters in the popular battle royale. / Photo by Epic Games

John Jones Fortnite was revealed to be the true identity of Jonesy, one of the characters in the popular battle royale.

The revelation came during the Fortnite special event that took place on June 15 to celebrate the beginning of Chapter 2 Season 3. Jonesy, now known as John Jones, seems to play a much larger role in the Fortnite universe than was originally thought.

John Jones Fortnite: Epic Games Reveals Something is Controlling the Island

During the event, players were shown cut scenes in which they were transported to an office with a big commotion happening outside. Players could look around to office to see files with other Fortnite character's pictures on them and a plaque that read 'John Jones' on the desk.

Outside of the office, one main voice could be heard above the rest talking on the phone. The man seemed to be talking about the changes that were happening to the map during the event in real time.

During the final cut scene, John Jones entered the office wearing a suit and tie and appeared extremely surprised, even concerned, to see the player's character standing there. Right as the scene was fading out, players could hear Jones exclaiming, "Wait, can you hear me?!"

All of this information seemed to reveal that the Fortnite universe is a simulation controlled by an omnipotent outside force, which Jones is a part of. This group is apparently controlling all the changes taking place on the island.

No one knows for sure how Jonesy and the outside force will impact the remainder of Season 3, but clearly they are the ones pulling the strings. Players should also check out the changes to the map caused by the Fortnite event.