Epic Games Accidentally Reveals Rocket Launch Date Via In-Game Glitch

It looks like Epic Games has accidentally revealed the date of the rocket launching into the game.

According to Game Radar, to access the glitch you simply have to change your console and PC times to July 1st of this year. They say that ‘this will reveal brand new tv screens in Fortnite replacing the old Evil Lair symbols that are now in-game’. However they did point out that they only tested on PC and PS4, so it may or may not work for Xbox and Switch players.

To try it out for yourself, simply go into settings, change the date and time to 1st July. Once this is done, re-open Fortnite and drop into someone where u know there are TVs.

You will then see that they are displaying new information. Hence why we can say with some degree of certainty that the official launch date will be July 1.

The screens themselves show ‘LAUNCH’ – so what else could it possibly mean?!

Obviously, this doesn’t seem intentional. However, stranger things have happened – so maybe they are just checking to see how much we’re all paying attention. Fair play to Games Radar for picking up on this so quick.

If you’d like to see more about the glitch, check out their video here on YouTube. If you can’t be bothered trying it out for yourself, they’ve kindly done it for you. Aw, guys. Thanks.

YouTube video

This comes after the new Fortnite map was leaked.

Two Epic Buddies wrote on Twitter: “The map for the next update! Tilted has a new Tower, Rocket in Villain lair is missing and Dusty Divot got some more trees!”

Check out the pictures:

Fortnite has also introduced the game mode we’ve all been asking for – Playground.

Basically, a mode where you can explore and experiment without having to worry about the competitive aspects of matchmaking.

Epic Games representative NeuronBasher posted the following statement on Reddit: “You have no idea how excited we all are to see the crazy amazing things folks do with this mode. We’re going to be paying very close attention and learning as much as we can so please make sure to share your thoughts and experiences as you try it out.”

This comes after Epic Games announced a new update with loads of things that are going to change the game forever.

Stink Bomb

Credit: Epic Games

Fortnite says: “This new addition is nothing to sniff at, one whiff and they’ll be sprinting for fresh air.”

But what exactly does it do? Well…

  • Creates a stinky cloud that deals 5 damage every half-second within the cloud.
  • 9-second duration.
  • Epic rarity.
  • Can be found from floor loot, chests, and Vending Machines.
  • Loot in stacks of 3 with a maximum stack of 5.




Survive the countdown! The Storm Circles give players more room to hunt down opponents. The final circle triggers a countdown timer; when the time is up, the team with the most players remaining wins. In this LTM, teams can tie for the Victory Royale!

Mode Details

  • Final Fight plays similar to standard Battle Royale, but instead of the Storm circles closing all the way, the Storm stops after the 3rd circle.
  • When the circles have finished closing in, the final countdown timer will begin.
  • The remaining teams will battle it out until the timer expires.
  • The team with the most players remaining at the end of the timer wins!
  • In the event of a tie, the two (or more) teams tied for the lead win the match.

When it comes to weapons…

  • Increased the reload time of the Rocket Launcher based on rarity.
    • Rare from 2.3 seconds to 2.8.
    • Epic from 2.185 seconds to 2.66.
    • Legendary from 2.07 to 2.52.
  • The maximum number of unloaded Rocket Ammo that can be held has been changed to 12