At first, players were sent to a frozen space station where they could use massive cannons to blast away an array of asteroids that surrounded the station, while characters like Agent Jones and The Origin argued over a speaker. Next, the aim was to halt a very powerful weapon that has the potential to wipe out all life on the island as we know it.
On closer inspection, it seems that the space station in question was really home to a massive mech (one that resembles something familiar). Instead of controlling the mech itself, players used turrets to take down tanks, blimps, and other military targets. Even though there were gorgeous sequences interspersed with the action and quick-time events to repair the mech or whip out a gigantic laser sword, the early portions of the event seemed very much like a frenetic arcade game.
Jones eventually led players through a series of conflicts focused around the mysterious Zero Feature, which has been a key point of Fortnite legend for years. Before the mech could rescue the day, the player had to face up against Doctor Slone, the game’s apparent adversary. Jones and Dwayne Johnson’s persona, The Foundation, jumped into the Zero Point at the conclusion of the event, although it’s not clear what transpired there.
Until then, gamers will have to wait and see what happens next in the series: The next season of Fortnite has caused the game to go dark for the time being. It’s possible to get an idea of what’s in store, though. To be continued… loading screen shows off what looks to be a jungle covered with bioluminescent plants from Darth Vader’s short appearance while battling Obi-Wan during the live event. Epic, on the other hand, is presently broadcasting the loading screen of Fortnite with a relaxing soundtrack.
Fortnite’s events have become an integral aspect of the game’s gameplay. Formed in 2018, the one-of-a-kind live events have featured everything from a showdown with Galactus to an alien invasion and a black hole that consumes everything. Last December, the whole battle royale island turned over, ushering in the current chapter of the game.
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