Mark Rein, vice president and co-founder of Epic Games, has confirmed via Twitter that the event will take place on New Year's Eve on the Christmas Island of Kiribati.
It is New Year's Eve, the Christmas Island in the country of Kiribati and it will soon be New Year's Eve in Fiji. https://t.co/pJKMaPIatB[19659003-MarkRein(@MarkRein) December 31, 2018
It seems that the In-Game New Years event at Fortnite was running ahead of the expected schedule as a player. Look Go for a countdown, a disco ball and fireworks in the sky.
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looks like. The event seems to start with party music and sound effects, while a large disco ball is lowered from a portal into the sky stage. As soon as the disco ball has fully penetrated the sky, a countdown of 10 will appear nearby.
The disco ball begins to spin and emits light that synchronizes with the beat until the countdown reaches 0.
When the countdown is over There are a lot of firecrackers shooting in the sky and confetti falling from the disco ball, cheering sound effects can be heard. All players seem to dance and are unable to kill.
It is currently the New Year (2019) in some places around the world, for example in New Zealand. Maybe the event will be played every hour until each region is in the new year.
Maybe this was a test by Epic Games and should not be played on live servers. It's also possible that Epic simply scheduled the event at the wrong time.
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