Prominent Fortnite Theorists Believe Original Chapter 1 Map Will Return
With just about a year of building, looting and shooting under Fortnite players' belts on Epic Games' revamped Chapter 2 map, a new theory is showing signs of a potential return to the battle royale's original battleground is on the horizon.
Tying together the worlds of Fortnite, Marvel, and theoretical physics, this new theory relies on one hypothetical concept—wormholes.
As teased by Epic Games worldwide creative director Donald Mustard, the theory hones in on hints that the old map remains to be a part of the Fortnite lore, rather than something lost forever.
In October 2019, the Fortnite landscape was thought to be scrapped for good, with the notorious 40-hour-long black hole event permanently bridging the gap between the two maps. On Oct. 1, 2020, Reddit was presented with an alternative view.
"The wormhole connection... So what we all thought was a black hole turns out to be a wormhole," Reddit user "SvenWillNeverDie420" wrote. "A wormhole is a hypothetical connection between widely separated parts of space. This makes sense because the orb seems to be on both maps. *the reason Galactus is coming to our map* 'nexus war'."
Citing the shared POIs of Pleasant Park, Salty Springs and Retail Row on both maps, and the Chapter 2 easter egg of Iron Man upgrading the battle bus to handle spacetime travel, this theory may be what Fortnite fans can look back on if the old map returns in the near future.