The Rock Turns Fortnite’s Island Upside-Down
After a long time spent on speculation and a sly Instagram tease, Dwayne Johnson is confirmed as the voice of The Foundation in the dramatic conclusion to Fortnite chapter two. Check out The Rock turns the entire island upside-down, literally.
The Foundation is the leader of The Seven, an organization committed to keeping the Imagined Order (IO) from exploiting the nexus of all reality in Fortnite. Appearing as a helmeted figure earlier in Fortnite’s second chapter as well as in a special Batman/Fortnite crossover comic, today The Foundation’s face finally came off, revealing the rugged mug of Dwayne Johnson.
Johnson’s character is no surprise to keen-eyed Instagram followers. A few days ago the wrestler/actor posted what resembled an ad for his Zoa energy drink on his Insta, but inside the fridge housing, the beverages were a replica of The Foundation’s headgear.
The Foundation played a key role in today’s one-time-only “The End” event in Fortnite. As the Cube Queen, who’s been attacking the island for a considerable portion of season eight, prepares an ultimate attack on the forces of good, The Foundation comes with a familiar bunker deep beneath the island’s surface, just in time to protect Jonesy from termination at the hands of the sinister Dr. Sloan. Jonesy and The Foundation make their way to the bunker’s control room, where the pair prepare to take us “to the other side.”
Come to the surface, where another member of The Seven known as The Scientist, voiced by someone who sounds a lot like Joel McHale of Community, leads players to the island’s core. As the whole landmass starts to tilt, players are shot out into the ocean, where they observe the final death of the Cube Queen. Turns out even a being holding ultimate power can’t endure having a whole island tilt on her head.
Fortnite is now down for some days as Epic prepares for the beginning of chapter three. The island is now upside down, so we’re getting a completely new map. Epic has a website set up that will unveil the new map once enough people have tweeted with the hashtag #Fortniteflipped.