Fortnite's current, large comet occasion was the beginning of something new for the cheery battle royale game. Nowadays, you do not need to wait around for a special event to find the map change. Every upgrade is an opportunity to see something different.
Case in point: there was once a small crater in Tilted Towers, but with the newest 4.2 patch, it has been full of. Epic Games, the developers, also added several smaller details which make it seem as though a construction crew has been hard at work salvaging the wreckage.
That is not all. Weeks before, the landing spot was not very developed--catastrophe had just struck.
These are merely some of the most noticeable changes. Players are reporting smaller alterations all across the map, all which impact the game visually without messing up some of the game play.
It is possible that Epic is doing a gradual build-up for something large in the close of the season. The map hides too many unexplained secrets for Epic to just let those details go to waste. But right now, I do not really care what it "means." It feels cool to load up my favorite game and understand that something will differ. Fortnite may just have a single island, but the map isn't static. It is constantly changing. It seems rewarding to see it all happen in real time, since I understand that anyone who performs subsequently won't get to find out exactly what I did. It's also cool to feel like the multiplayer does have a "story," albeit a very understated one. These are not things that I normally experience within a competitive multiplayer Fortnite Items game.
I've said it before, but I will state it again: Fortnite feels alive in a way that few other games do. Epic is sensible to keep the soul of this comet going, and they don't even have to keep destroying the map to pull off it.