An enormous battle came about in the present day in Fortnite’s most up-to-date reside occasion — which featured a big mech, in addition to some hints for what to anticipate from the sport’s subsequent season. Should you missed the rollercoaster-like expertise, you may try what went down within the video above.
Earlier than the occasion kicked off correctly, gamers had been transported to what seemed to be a frosted-over area station, the place they might kill time by utilizing enormous weapons to clear away an array of asteroids that circled the station whereas listening to characters like Agent Jones and The Origin bicker over a loudspeaker. They had been then given a mission: cease a strong weapon that might wipe out all life on the island.
It seems, that area station truly housed an enormous mech (one that looks oddly familiar), which made its method to the island to combat off the invading forces. Gamers didn’t pilot the mech itself, however as an alternative took management of turrets to destroy tanks, blimps, and different armed forces. The early phases of the occasion performed out so much like a busy arcade sport, albeit one with some stunning cutscenes interspersed amongst the motion, in addition to the occasional quick-time occasion to do issues like heal the mech or whip out an enormous laser sword.
Finally, the mech went down, resulting in an on-foot infiltration the place Jones led gamers by a collection of battles centered across the mysterious Zero Level, which has been a focus of Fortnite lore for years. This led to a confrontation with Physician Slone — who has seemingly changed into the game’s main antagonist — earlier than the mech finally saved the day. The occasion ended with Jones and The Basis — a personality voiced by Dwayne Johnson — leaping into the Zero Level for… effectively, it’s unclear what precisely occurred.
For now, gamers must wait to seek out out what’s subsequent: Fortnite is presently down forward of its subsequent season. However there are just a few hints at what to anticipate. At one level in the course of the reside occasion, Darth Vader made a quick look whereas combating Obi-Wan, and the present “to be continued…” loading display exhibits off what seems to be a forest crammed with bioluminescent vegetation. Fortnite developer Epic, in the meantime, is currently streaming that loading screen with some very chill music.
At the moment’s occasion was simply the newest in what has grow to be a core a part of the Fortnite expertise. The one-time-only reside occasions started with a rocket launch in 2018, and since then have included all the pieces from a battle with Galactus to an alien invasion to an all-consuming black hole. The sport’s present chapter started with such an occasion, when the entire battle royale island flipped over last December.
Fortnite’s subsequent season — Chapter 3: Season 3 — is predicted to kick off tomorrow.