While Fracture hasn’t been officially confirmed, Riot has tweeted out multiple gifs showing the interior of some kind of reactor, which would seem to confirm the leak. This isn’t actually the first time that we’ve had a peek at Fracture, though. Eagle-eyed fans spotted that an illustration of the map was teased at the start of the Year One Anthem video released back in June (pause at two seconds in to take a look for yourself).
Naturally, fan theories have started to spring up like daisies. One user (@IkeaMushrooms on Twitter) has drawn comparisons with the hostage-based Office map in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. They also speculated that Fracture might involve defenders attempting to stop attackers from getting access to something rather than planting a spike. Potentially this could be the reactor shown in the centre of the map in the Year One Anthem Video.
The reactor seen in the gif released on Twitter is clearly unstable, having blown a hole in the roof of the facility it's in. Two ropes can be seen dangling down from the hole, perhaps indicating that the map will utilise these in a similar way to Split or Icebox. According to analysis by Gfinity, the map will have two spike sites, with each spawn representing a different biome. It also looks like the middle of the map might be located underground.
Sleuthing fans have gone even further in their detective work to figure out what Fracture will be like. It’s possible that it has already been teased on a Battlepass calling card known as ‘Testing Grounds.’ This would certainly line up with the impression of Fracture as the site of scientific research gone wrong. One Twitter user has even theorised that, based on the art of ‘Testing Grounds,’ it will be set in Australia.
Other leakers have discovered even more details:
- H-shaped layout, with Defender Spawn sitting in the middle of the map
- First map with interactive objects
- First exposure to Mirror Earth Kingdom; map expands on the mirror verse and both Kingdoms