Epic Games has announced the next event for the battle royale game Fortnite. The Big Bang, as it’s called, is coming to Fortnite on Saturday, December 2. The event will mark a “new beginning for Fortnite,” Epic said in a blog post.
Fortnite’s Big Bang event begins at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET on December 2, and people can log into the servers for the special event starting 30 minutes before.
Very little is known about the event itself, but Epic has warned that the Big Bang event has flashing lights. Persons with a history of photosensitivity, seizures, loss of consciousness, or other conditions related to epileptic disease are advised to consult a physician before entering. Epic added that people, even if they don’t have a pre-existing health condition, could still experience “dizziness, convulsions, seizures, or fainting” during the Big Bang. Epic has advised people to stop playing Fortnite “immediately” if they experience “any discomfort” during the event.
Epic also warned players that official Fortnite experiences created by Epic will be disabled at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET on December 2 to prepare for the event. Creator-created experiences will remain online until the downtime begins at 11:30 p.m. ET on December 2.
The Fortnite “BIG BANG” event will be the BIGGEST yet. It’s 1.5GB+, making it the largest in terms of file size alone
It will also feature Eminem, LEGO, rhythm mode and race mode. Here is the OFFICIAL image pic.twitter.com/AtsNIwpSMR
-HYPEX (@HYPEX) November 21, 2023
Dataminers have reportedly discovered that the Big Bang event will be Fortnite’s biggest update ever in terms of file size. Additionally, there are reports of an event featuring rapper Eminem, who may also join the game as a playable character. The leak also mentioned a Lego crossover, as well as “pace and race” modes.
The Lego Group has apparently responded to Epic’s Big Bang announcement with a teaser image of the famous Fortnite llama in Lego form.
GameSpot will provide more information on The Big Bang as soon as it is announced.
Fortnite recently returned to the original Fortnite map as part of a throwback event. This proved extremely popular, helping to catapult Fortnite to its highest player base ever.
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