A reddit user by the name of vigilancefoetracer posted his theory that the game's mysteriously added controller vibrations were actually a Tilted Towers SOS signal when translated via Morse Code. Could these vibrations really be an clue to something bigger coming up in the next weeks or so, or is it simply a bug in the game?!
The reddit user found the following four patterns.
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When combined together and translated using Morse Code, the message reads "SOS D 5 418".
Watch this timestamped video describing how the Morse Code embedded in the controller vibrations translates to the message "SOS D 5 418" :
The D5 in the "SOS D 5 418" message is thought to be the grid square where the Tilted Towers is located.
Tilted Towers is not well liked by many players. In an epicgames forums
, user ChlorophyteFTW articulated the following:
Firstly, most of us hate it, it removes the flow of the game, it is the location in the center, so the storm will mostly be near it, which means tilted towers gets loads of people, nowadays nobody lands to Greasy grove, lucky landing, haunted hills, and the original wailing woods and lonely lodge; tilted towers is why. And, epic games hate it as well.
This note is thought to be in reference to the comet or meteor that has been seen in the game. The comet, itself, has been seen as getting bigger. What could this mean?
Watch this video to see the comet size increasing:
Many have speculated that the "SOS D 5 418" message indicates that the impact would be on April 1, 2018.
However, April Fool's Day has come and gone, and nothing happened!
Possibly, 418 could mean any date in April 2018 or even April 18. Since Season 3 of Fortnite is set to end on April 30, 2018, Epic Games may be planning for the season to go out with a bang, and resolve an issue in the game at the same time.