Fortnite is lifting the lid on its story in Chapter 3. The previous chapter already saw an uptick in storytelling, as the narrative focus has been more intense with almost every new season. In Chapter 3, we’re finally learning a lot more about The Seven, the masked heroes who seem to be fundamentally opposed to the Imagined Order, our supposed baddies of the Fortnite storyline. Led by The Foundation (who is played by The Rock), The Seven are intent on saving the day–or so we’ve been led to believe. Personally, I’m not so sure, but to explain why, one must look both in and beyond the game itself.
If you’re unfamiliar with Fortnite lore, here’s the quickest summary I can muster: The island exists within a Loop, which ensures when people (AKA loopers) die on it, they come back to life. This process repeats ad infinitum while at the heart of the island lies the Zero Point, a mysterious but apparently life-sustaining energy orb that must be protected at all costs.
The Imagined Order (IO) and Doctor Slone (its highest-ranking agent we’ve met so far), have seemingly appointed themselves as caretakers of the Zero Point, but they operate from the standpoint that the end justifies the means. Slone’s routine ruthlessness and periodic betrayals remind us of this. She will do whatever it takes to maintain control of the Zero Point.
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