1. Fortnite season 4 is coming to an end, and we’re all on tenterhooks to see what’s going to happen next

The fifth season of Fortnite is nearly here, but before that can happen Epic just has the small matter of ending season 4. After rocket launches, rumours and an epidemic of rifts devouring landmarks around the map, finding out what’s going on will be probably be a greater reward than the new season itself. Where season 3 ended with comets filling the sky ahead of the map’s crater-filled redesign, now we now have rifts taking away part of the map every day this week. That’s only likely to escalate in this final week as everything wraps up for a whole new start. Will those hop rock filled trucks reach their destination? Will there be any more monster footprints? What else will the portals take? The only way to find out is to stay tuned over the next week and see what happens. Leon Hurley

What: Fortnite
Where: PS4, Xbox One, NIntendo Switch, PC
When: Sometime before July 12 at 8AM BST / 4AM EDT / 12AM PDT

2. Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theatres, but with a month between UK and US release dates, one side of the Atlantic better watch out

After years of the UK getting Disney movies before the US, America is finally getting its own back as Ant-Man and the Wasp lands in theatres this Friday – a whole MONTH before the UK gets it. Why the gap between release dates? Disney hasn’t commented, but most think it’s to allow the World Cup to pass, so that Europe is over its football craze and back in cinemas come August. This means one of two things for you. If you’re in America, it’s time to be unbearably smug on Twitter after you watch the latest MCU movie this weekend. And if you’re in the UK, it’s time to get off Twitter completely for fear of spoilers. While staying away from all social media for an entire month isn’t really realistic for most of us, there are some tools you can use to try and stop the tide of Ant-Man and the Wasp spoilers about to head your way. If you go to your settings in Twitter and click on ‘Muted words’ you can mute any tweets with a specific keyword – such as Ant-Man and the Wasp – so you won’t see anything related to that word in your feed. Most other social media platforms have something similar and you can undo it as soon as you’ve seen the movie and are spoiler-safe again. So whether you’re about to find out what Ant-Man and the Wasp were up to while the rest of the Avengers were fighting Thanos, or you’re on your way to an internet-proof cave for a month, it’s going to be an interesting week. Lauren O’Callaghan

What: Ant-Man and the Wasp
When: July 6, 2018 – but only in the US! It’ll hit UK cinemas on August 3, 2018
Where: Theatres

3. Experience the wonder of a movie that is A Quiet Place in the comfort of your own home, and in total silence

It’s so rare that a film manages to be so powerful without nary so much as a word, but A Quiet Place does just that. It’s incredible just how much of an aural experience a film that hangs on whispers and wafts of music can be. But actually what that means is that it’s a movie that was very difficult to watch at the movie theatre (or the cinema to us Brits). Anyone who dared to slurp a slushy, crunch on popcorn, or even – gasp – nachos and that crazy yellow cheese, was glared at and tutted at by anyone else in the room. But of course, they dared, and the pindrop moments of A Quiet Place suddenly became a lot less impactful. That’s where the Blu-Ray and DVD release comes in, because when you’re watching this movie at home, you’ll be able to appreciate the silence. Ban snacks, make sure the pets are on serious nap time, and tuck the kids away in bed, because A Quiet Place deserves to be watch. And to be watched with no other distractions, audibly or visually. Sam Loveridge

What: A Quiet Place
Where: On DVD and Blu-Ray in the US (UK date TBC)
When: July 10

4. For Video Game Day, take a moment to revel in the fact that we live in the age of video games

Mario, The Last of Us, Fortnite

Prepare yourself: any videogames you play on July 8 are going to be imbued with a special significance. No, there’s not an exclusive timed event or even a new item – instead, July 8 is officially Video Game Day, a time for gamers everywhere to unite in their love for those virtual worlds. There might not be a parade going on in the street, but there are still plenty of ways to show your admiration for your game – or games – of choice. As well as playing that glorious title, you could wear some merch into college or work, whip up a gaming-inspired dish (make sure to keep an eye on your sweetrolls), team up with someone in Fortnite’s duos and make yourself a buddy, or just spend a moment in quiet thanks that we live in a time when videogames exist. Not that your gratitude has to be silent… fireworks exist precisely for moments like these, right? Zoe Delahunty-Light

What: Video Game Day
Where: EVERYWHEREEEEE
When: July 8

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