FORTNITE EVENT – UPDATE FOUR: The Fortnite cube event has just taken place in Battle Royale – and it was pretty spectacular.
Fortnite players gathered round Kevin the cube to see if the beloved purple object would meet its untimely end.
The Fortnite cube did end up getting destroyed in the event – cracking and then emitting a huge bright, white light that filled a player’s screen.
Fortnite players were then transported to a mysterious, other dimension where there was a rift in the sky that transformed into a butterfly.
The camera then panned to a cutscene where the player’s character touched the butterfly, and was then transported back to the Battle Royale map.
There they dived back towards Leaky Lake, with Kevin the cube no longer there – replaced with a brand new location on the Fortnite map.
Check out pictures of the Fortnite event in this article, courtesy of a stream by Twitch user PrestonFromTwitch.
Fortnite event COUNTDOWN – Start time, Butterfly leak, map rumours
You can head to his channel by clicking here.
So what does it all mean? All will this other worldly dimension play a part in Fortnite season 7?
Fortnite fans will have to wait to find out but it’s surely set to generate plenty of speculation and fan theories.
Fortnite event – The major live event began with Kevin the cube being destroyed
Fortnite event – The white light from Kevin the cube’s destruction filled the screen
FORTNITE EVENT – UPDATE THREE: The Fortnitemares Finale is drawing near with something big about to happen to the Fortnite cube.
When players log into Battle Royale they’re being greeted with the message that the Fortnite cube is “unstable” ahead of the major live event starting.
The Fortnite Twitter has also warned players to log in early and be in a match before the start time to witness the one-time live event.
It’s expected that the Fortnite cube will be destroyed in the event, with Kevin making way for a ‘Butterfly’ and a brand new map point of interest.
If, for whatever reason, you’re unable to watch the event then you can head to Twitch and tune into a live stream. Click here to watch a stream of the Fortnite cube event.
The Fortnite event will kick off at 1pm eastern time today, which is 6pm GMT for Battle Royale fans in the UK.
Fortnite event – Fortnite players were then transported to a strange, other dimension
Fortnite event – A rift appeared which then transformed into a butterfly
FORTNITE EVENT – UPDATE TWO: The build-up to the Fortnitemares Finale continues with more changes happening to the Fortnite cube.
After the Fortnite cube started cracking and dropping fragments into Leaky Lake it has now started pulsating.
The Fortnite cube has also appeared to shed a layer on the outside to reveal a more raw looking form of Kevin, according to the @FortniteBR Twitter.
As fans gear up for the upcoming Fortnite live event, believed to be called the Fortnitemares Finale, Battle Royale players have been dealt some good news.
Fortnite event – A cutscene then showed the player touching the butterfly
Fortnite event – Players were then transported back to the map where there’s a new location
Epic Games has already announced that the Fortnite in-game live event can only be watched in a match – not in the Playground mode.
It was feared this could lead to opportunistic players attacking others while a ceasefire was being held to watch the event.
But according to leaker @Siloxleaks, in-game files for Fortnitemares suggests weapons may be disabled for the upcoming Fortnite event.
They tweeted: “So, Deimos (Fortnitemares) may have inputs disabled such as weapons, so it may not be possible to kill other players during the event!”
The Fortnite live event kicks off at 1pm eastern time today, which is 6pm GMT in the UK.
Fortnite event – Something major is about to happen to the Fortnite cube in Battle Royale
FORTNITE EVENT – UPDATE ONE: The build-up to the Fortnitemares Finale has started with strange goings-on occurring in Battle Royale.
Activity has started around the Fortnite cube which is cracked and looks to be on the verge of exploding any moment now.
The Fortnite cube has started dropping fragments of ‘Kevin’ into Leaky Lake, and these aren’t small pieces either.
Fortnite dataminer Silox has also found files that seems to suggest what will happen during the Fortnite ‘Butterfly’ event.
The in-game files appear to show the Fortnite cube will break off into three fragments after what’s expected to be an explosion.
It’s believed that the Fortnite cube will then spawn a butterfly and a brand new point of interest on the Battle Royale map, according to other leaked files.
ORIGINAL: Fortnite is about to host a major live in-game event in Battle Royale this weekend to mark the end of the Fortnitemares Halloween festivities.
Epic Games earlier this week revealed that Fortnitemares would finish with a major in-game event in Fortnite Battle Royale.
Fans have been teased by Fortnite PR Nick Chester that the live event on Sunday will be something they “do not want to miss”.
And it’s likely that the upcoming Fortnite event will have a major bearing on what happens in Fortnite season 7 which is fast approaching.
The past major in-game events Fortnite has held towards the tail end of one season has had a big impact on the following Battle Pass.
For instance, the rocket event in Fortnite season 4 resulted in the cracks in the sky that was key to Fortnite season 5’s ‘Worlds Collide’ theme.
And those cracks in the sky all lead to the Fortnite cube appearing which has played a pivotal role in the events of Fortnite season 6.
So whatever Epic Games has planned for the in-game Fortnite event it’s likely to kickstart the build-up to Fortnite season 7.
The Fortnite live event will be taking place on Sunday November 4. Epic Games announced the event when they revealed the Fortnitemares end date on Twitter.
The game’s official Twitter account posted: “Fortnitemares in Battle Royale ends on Sunday, November 4 at 1 PM ET (6 PM UTC).
“Finish your Fortnitemares Challenges by then to unlock the Dark Engine Glider.
“Log in early and be in-match to witness the one-time event occurring at 1 PM ET (6 PM UTC).”
Fortnite event – Fans are speculating whether the Fortnite cube will finally be destroyed
For those in the UK, this means that the Fortnite live event will begin at 6pm GMT.
And according to a leak on the PlayStation Events page we may have an idea of what the Fortnite live event is called.
A listing on the PlayStation Events page said the upcoming Fortnite live event is called the Fortnitemares Finale and it will last for five minutes.
However, this could simply be a placeholder name – one for that matter which doesn’t reveal much about what will take place.
Fortnite Butterfly – Leaked files have hinted at what’s coming in the Fortnite event
Fortnite Butterfly event – This leaked file relates to the upcoming Battle Royale live event
Thankfully, those wondering what will happen during the Fortnite event have been treated to a major leak.
The Fortnite Battle Royale Leaks Twitter account uncovered in-game files which all seem to relate to the Fortnite event.
These files are for a series of sound effects and have all been labelled with ‘Butterfly’.
File names include mysterious titles such as Butterfly_BuildUp, Butterfly_Transition, Butterfly_Death_Sky and Butterfly_Sequence.
Fortnite event – The Fortnite live event will kick-off at the end of Fortnitemares
Fortnite event – The build-up to the event has already started, with strange goings-on occurring
As revealed in a post by FortniteInsider, a mesh model of an actual butterfly has also been discovered within in-game files.
So, at the moment one presiding theory in the rumour mill is that the Fortnite cube could be destroyed during the event – with a butterfly spawning from it.
This theory has only been given more weight with cracks starting to show on the Fortnite cube, as if it’s about to break any moment now.
Previous leaks have also hinted that map changes are coming to the Fortnite Battle Royale map – specifically in the lake area.
What ends up appearing in the lake remains to be seen, but could we finally get that long-rumoured volcano in Fortnite?
While there are plenty of rumours and theories, judging by past events whatever Epic Games has planned will leave fans surprised.
The Cary-based developer has also issued an important notice ahead of the Fortnite Butterfly event taking place.
Fortnite event – The major live event will take place on Sunday November 4
Fortnite fans will need to be in a match, and not in Playground mode, to watch the event
They warned that fans hoping to watch the event from the comfort and safety of the Playground mode won’t be able to.
So, you’ll have to enter into a match to watch the Butterfly event – and leave enough time to get to a good vantage point.
If you’re unable to play Fortnite at the time of the event for some reason then there will be plenty of live streams of it on Twitch.
• The Fortnite ‘Butterfly’ event kicks off on Sunday November 4. Stay tuned to Express.co.uk for all the latest news on it