Fortnite has put a date on its next big live event — its first for a full year — now formally named as The Big Bang.
This is the moment Fortnite will transition out of its current OG guise, which has seen all-time record engagement as the game's original map returned, and into something brand new.
The Big Bang will take place live within Fortnite on Saturday 2nd December at 7pm UK time (that's 2pm Eastern, or 11am Pacific), with online leaks suggesting a huge music star will be making a surprise in-game appearance.
«This event marks a new beginning for Fortnite,» Epic Games' description of the event teases. Indeed, the event's name suggestions something of a do-over or inversion for the original map's previous apocalyptic event featuring a black hole.
Rather than suck everything in, then, this looks to be an act of creation — and in official artwork for the event we can see the game's original space rocket and battle bus blasting outwards.
Alongside these are some curious other objects — which fans believe all hint at other new modes coming to the game in the near future.
Fortnite and Lego announced plans for a collaboration a while back, and leaks suggest this is now just around the corner, with survival and creative modes similar to Minecraft. A rather Lego-like llama appears in the artwork.
The image also shows a racing wheel and a guitar and microphone, likely hinting at the other modes which fans believe to be launching soon — a musical offering from Rock Band studio Harmonix, and a racing portion from Rocket League maker Psyonix.
But perhaps most surprising is the music star apparently set to also make an appearance in the event. Datamined details have revealed that person — which we'll pop below if you'dRead more on eurogamer.net