A huge battle took place today at Fortnitethe most recent live event from – which featured a gigantic robot, plus some clues as to what to expect from the next season of the game. If you missed the roller coaster experience, you can see what happened in the video above.
Before the event kicked off properly, players were transported to what appeared to be a frosty space station, where they could kill time by using huge guns to take out an array of asteroids that circled the station while listening characters like Agent Jones and The Origin bicker over a loudspeaker. They were then given a mission: to stop a powerful weapon that could wipe out all life on the island.
It turns out that this space station was actually home to a giant robot (which looks oddly familiar), which traveled to the island to fight off the invading forces. Players did not pilot the mech itself, but instead took control of turrets to destroy tanks, airships, and other armed forces. The early stages of the event played out a bit like a hectic arcade game, but with some nice cutscenes interspersed with action, as well as occasional quick events to do things like heal the robot or pull out a giant laser sword . .
Eventually, the mech fell, leading to an infiltration on foot where Jones led players through a series of battles centered around the mysterious Zero Point, which was a focal point of Fortnite tradition for years. This led to a confrontation with Doctor Slone – who apparently became the game’s main antagonist – before the robot finally saved the day. The event ended with Jones and The Foundation – a character voiced by Dwayne Johnson – jumping into ground zero for… well, it’s unclear exactly what happened.
For now, players will have to wait to find out what’s next: Fortnite is currently down ahead of its next season. But there are a few clues as to what to expect. At some point during the live event, Darth Vader made a brief appearance battling Obi-Wan, and the current “to be continued…” loading screen shows what appears to be a forest filled with bioluminescent plants. Fortnite Developer Epic, meanwhile, is currently playing this loading screen with some very relaxing music.
Today’s event was just the latest in what has become a staple of the Fortnite live. The unique live events began with a rocket launch in 2018, and since then have included everything from a battle with Galactus to an alien invasion to an all-consuming black hole. The current chapter of the game began with such an event, when the entire battle royale island turned around last December.
FortniteThe next season of — Chapter 3: Season 3 — is set to debut tomorrow.
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