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Fortnite’s large chapter-ending occasion simply ended, and it was an enormous one. After an all-out conflict in opposition to UFOs, zombies, and the Cube Queen, gamers have been saved in a rescue mission led by Dwayne Johnson. (Well, his in-game character.) Then, the island flipped over.

The occasion

Let’s again up a bit. The sport’s newest season has been all in regards to the cubes, and proper when the occasion loaded up, a mysterious large blue dice spawned on the map subsequent to the entire gamers in my foyer. Jumping on the dice bounced gamers away, however it in any other case, didn’t do something past loom ominously. We additionally might take a look at the Cube Queen within the distance, which has been floating in an power ball over the middle of the island for a part of the season.

Hello, blue dice.
Screenshot: Jay Peters / The Verge

The Cube Queen floats menacingly within the distance.
Screenshot: Jay Peters / The Verge

When the even’t countdown clock reached 10 minutes, the Cube Queen’s evil snicker echoed over the island and zombies began spawning in entrance of our base. Fortunately, weapons have been added to everybody’s stock, so gamers labored to fend off the incoming zombie troopers (although the zombies didn’t appear to pose any actual menace).

Stay again!
Screenshot: Jay Peters / The Verge

When the clock reached zero, an alarm blared over the island, and the Cube Queen’s pyramid shone vivid. She launched a beam into the sky that opened up an enormous portal revealing a horde of large UFOs. During the sport’s seventh season, the island was beneath the shadow of only one UFO; the Cube Queen had introduced a military.

UFOs and zombies approached the blue dice as gamers tried to fend them off. But the battle started to look unwinnable, and issues went from dangerous to worse when a UFO blew up the blue dice.

Yikes.
Screenshot: Jay Peters / The Verge

After that, the occasion took an fascinating twist, transferring the angle beneath the floor of the island to a CGI cutscene. (It was form of like if Netflix made a Fortnite TV present.) The sport’s primary character, Agent Jones, was strapped to a laboratory chair with a tool on his head, and Doctor Slone, who betrayed gamers on the finish of final season, was seemingly about to finish Jones’ life. Then, a hulking determine generally known as The Foundation burst in to avoid wasting the day — and he took off his masks to disclose that he’s performed by, as suspected, none apart from Dwayne Johnson.

As Jones and The Foundation tried to get to security, two different characters dressed equally to The Foundation rescued gamers on the floor and introduced them all the way down to the inside island. Players have been then given management to observe somebody referred to as The Scientist to get to Jones and The Foundation. But throughout the escape, the island started to tip over little by little.

The island started to tip over slowly.
Screenshot: Jay Peters / The Verge

Eventually, gamers made it to Jones and The Foundation on the Zero Point (basically an enormous ball of power that has been a key plot level in Fortnite). The Scientist assured everybody that we have been secure, however then one of many large zombies smashed a window, inflicting water to hurry in and for all of us to be compelled out.

Soon, my character surfaced and watched because the island slowly tipped as much as be utterly vertical after which fall the opposite method. That crushed the Cube Queen, which prompted the enormous portal with the UFOs to shut up. Then the island flipped all the best way over revealing an entire new panorama. At a distance, you might see somewhat little bit of the brand new areas to discover, however a tidal wave rapidly swept my participant out to sea.

When will Fortnite be again?

Just me and the open water.
Screenshot: Jay Peters / The Verge

Now, Fortnite simply reveals my participant at sea on an empty log. I can’t transfer, and there’s hardly something on display apart from me, my log, and the huge open ocean. It’s all harking back to the black gap that bridged the transition between Chapters 1 and a pair of.

There’s no timer or any kind of indication of when Chapter 3 may be playable. But if you would like a sneak peek of what’s to come back, a leaked trailer seems to be to have spoiled a number of what you may anticipate.

This chapter, which kicked off in October 2019 after a multi-day downtime that includes the black gap, pushed Fortnite’s rising narrative ambitions with occasions that includes first-person storytelling, an arcade shooter in opposition to a Marvel villain, an exhilarating single-player occasion to try to stabilize actuality, and even a mission inside an alien mothership stuffed with cubes. Chapter 2’s concluding occasion took issues one other step ahead, and now we’ll have to attend and see what Epic has in retailer for Chapter 3.


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