Fortnite season 5 is coming soon and ahead of the new Battle Pass release date Epic Games have just revealed the first official teaser.
The mysterious Fortnite season 5 teaser doesn’t give much away with what appears to be a cat like mask with cracks appearing above it.
The cracks are the same as the ones that have been appearing in the skyline in Fortnite Battle Royale ever since the rocket launch the other weekend.
The Fortnite season 5 teaser image was simply posted alongside the message: “3 days until Season 5…”
With the run-up to Fortnite season 4, Epic Games revealed on Twitter a new teaser daily in the week leading up to its launch.
These teaser images showed different superhero skins coming in the upcoming Fortnite Battle Pass.
And it’s possible the mysterious Fortnite season 5 image posted today could be the first of a few teasers being published daily ahead of the big launch.
Fortnite season 5 has a release date of Thursday July 12 and will be launching at 9am BST.
Fortnite fans in a post on the Battle Royale Reddit page have been trying to decipher the Fortnite season 5 teaser.
And it looks like fans could have cracked what the Fortnite season 5 teaser is hinting at.
One Redditor wrote: “Egyptian? Looks like Bastet, cat goddess in ancient Egypt.
“Edit: Yes it’s Bastet, silly me!”
While another Redditor thought it looked more like a Kitsune mask, which has been part of Japanese culture since the 14th century.
The Redditor wrote: “It looks like more like a Kitsune Mask to me”.
These different theories about what the Fortnite season 5 teaser is showing are important for a number of reasons.
If the image shown in the Fortnite season 5 teaser is of Bastet, then it could be hinting at an Ancient Egypt setting in the new Battle Pass.
It’s been rumoured that Fortnite season 5 will see Battle Royale players travel back in time to bygone eras.
A Wild West setting has been heavily rumoured, and it could be possible that different points of interest are focused on different eras in time.
If the Fortnite season 5 teaser is depicting a Kistune mask, then it could be of important for other reasons.
Maybe this is Epic Games’s way of subtly hinting that they’re about to throw a curveball and have an ancient Japan setting?
Alternatively, the meaning behind the Kitsune mask is what the Fortnite makers could be hinting towards.
According to a post on Fandom, some Japanese folk stories talk of the Kitsune’s ability to bend time and space.
The post said: “Some tales speak of kitsune with even greater powers, able to bend time and space, drive people mad, or take fantastic shapes such as a tree of incredible height or a second moon in the sky.”
If the Fortnite season 5 teaser is depicting a Kistune mask, then it could be a subtle hint that time travel will play a part in the new Battle Pass.