Coral Castle’s days are numbered and players can’t wait to see it go.
It’s safe to say that Season 7 was one of the most well-received updates of Fortnite Chapter 2, but fans were left a little disappointed with the initial lack of map adjustments. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a brand-new location that gets everyone excited like Stark Industries, but Epic has teased that changes are on the way.
A few days into the new season, leaks suggested that Coral Castle would soon be getting destroyed. Many predicted that this would happen during a potential live concert that was hinted at by a selection of game files.
However, it quickly turned out that this was a mistake and these files were instead related to the two-week Cosmic Summer event, begging the question, what’s happening to Coral?
Upcoming Map Changes:— HYPEX (@HYPEX) June 26, 2021
- Alien Parasites will takeover: Lazy Lake, Weeping Woods & Holly Hedges.
- Coral Castle will be abducted by the Mothership in chunks which will leave a crater where the IO will have their camp then Kymera will appear there with an exotic Burst Pulse Rifle.
Well, if you were looking forward to this sandy landmark meeting its demise, there’s no need to worry. Dataminer @HYPEX has since revealed that chunks of Coral Castle will be abducted by the alien Mothership, eventually leaving a crater in which the IO will set up camp. Hypex added that later on, “Kymera will appear there with an exotic Burst Pulse Rifle”.
The Mothership has been gradually working its way around the perimeter of the Island, moving in an anti-clockwise fashion from the bottom left corner. It’s likely that the ship will begin its assault on Coral Castle once it makes it round to that top left area.
The Mothership's Location Update! pic.twitter.com/P0tdDRKypP— HYPEX (@HYPEX) June 30, 2021
Based on its current speed, the Mothership’s arrival above Coral could time perfectly with the release of the v17.20 patch. This will probably take place on Tuesday July 6, following the conclusion of the Cosmic Summer event.
Though it certainly has a few loyal droppers, Coral Castle has never been particularly popular. For a place that takes up so much space on the map, it is seriously barren. There’s barely enough loot for a single team and its only redeeming factors are its natural beauty, and the fact that you can get max brick within a minute of landing.
Fingers crossed Coral’s abduction will be the first step towards it being replaced by a fresh, top tier POI. Players loved the v17.10 update because it introduced nearly as much content as the new season itself, perhaps we can expect more big things from this next one.