‘Fortnite’ Down: Here’s when it’s back online, and what happened in the ‘Broken’ live event
Fortnite He became offline after an epic – albeit very long – live event that saw the Chapter 3 map destroyed and the new Chapter 4 map dismantled, courtesy of the mod.
The event itself was very cool. You’re in space, basically, with many small floating islands swirling around ground zero – that giant, glowing orb in the image above.
Your goal here was to collect energy orbs to channel energy to zero point so Paradigm can use it to power up its map building. To do this, you had to find orbs around the map and complete mini-games and challenges such as:
- Matching props around floating islands, like flamingos.
- Watch flashbacks to previous live events such as the missile and the Mech vs Monster battle.
- Run NPC quests like building a snowman, throwing a chicken at scratch etc.
As the form spreads out to more and more islands, new areas to explore become available, along with more places to find orbs.
I think I had 44 points by the end of the event. I recorded everything but the video is corrupt or I’m sharing it with you here. I am actually very frustrated about this!
As the latest cinematic wraps up, we’ve glimpsed some familiar faces — the same looks I wrote about in the leak before the event: Geralt Of Rivia, Mr. Beast, The Hulk, DOOM Guy, and what appears to be the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and characters from Toy Story.
The new map looks very nice! I’m excited to be back because I haven’t played much lately and I didn’t play much from Chapter 3 last year. Maybe this can breathe some new life into the game.
While scavenging for gadgets and whatnot wasn’t fun, it might have been more fun if we also had a massive co-op fight against The Herald first rather than just a cinematic. Oh, okay! I still enjoy.
The event ended with the following cinematics:
When will Fortnite come back online?
We don’t have an exact time right now, but according to Xbox’s in-game message, Chapter 4 begins on December 4th. This means that older servers can come back online at midnight EST / 9pm PT. I think the servers are most likely to be up in the middle of the night, around 3am ET/midnight PT. In other words: the servers will be alive when you wake up tomorrow morning and download the new update.
Epic Games rarely announces the exact time the servers will be back online, and in the past they’ve made players wait days between seasons. That doesn’t seem to be the case here. If we get more solid times, I’ll update this post. If for some reason the game is no longer online tomorrow, I will update this post. Right now, your best bet is to either stay up late or—if you’re wise—get a good night’s sleep and jump in tomorrow morning.
Right now I can’t even log into Fortnite and it looks like I’m logged out of my Epic Game Store on my PC despite just playing the game! I’m getting login errors which I assume are related to the game update. Very strange. Anyway, more to come. . . .
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