With the Cattus/Doggus event right around the corner, fans are speculating about the timing and some real-world implications. Namely, one Reddit user is suggesting the event will have some relation to the anniversary of the moon landing.
The construction of the massive robot - code-named Doggus - is almost finished and the in-game timer has revealed the date of the event. Now, all that's left is for us to get our popcorn, sit back, and wait.
Not so fast, though. There's a theory circulating on Reddit that gives the date of the event more significance than we may have first thought.
The date of the upcoming event - July 20, 2019 - is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
This might be a coincidence, but it's not the only piece of evidence we have that points to a potential link. The background of the Fortnite: Save the World lobby is currently a moon, and then we have a cryptic tweet from Fortnite Creative Director, Donald Mustard.
The day of the event marks 50 years of the arrival of man to the moon... The STW actual lobby is the moon. from r/FortNiteBR
Mustard is well-known for toying with Fortnite fans. He has teased upcoming events, seasonal themes, and has changed his location several times to get the attention of the FortniteBR subreddit.
This tweet could be referencing several things, but one of them might be the upcoming event - or even the next season.
Invest in Space.— Donald Mustard (@DonaldMustard) June 26, 2019
I hope so much to be alive to see us transition from a Type I civilization to a Type II civilization. We are on the cusp.
I think pretty great odds we make it to Type III.
Of course, Season 3 of Fortnite revolved around space travel. It would seem a bit redundant if Epic went back to the well with Season 10.
Still, these dots are worth connecting for the time being. They could end up being nothing, or they could end up being the groundwork for the Monster vs Robot fight and the incoming Season 10.
What do you think this all means? Are we looking too far into these coincidences? Let us know on Twitter @FortniteTracker.