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References to an in-game Fortnite New Year's event had gone through earlier in December, but now we see it in action. Reports about the event started at 5 pm ET. Every hour until it's officially 2019, a rift will appear in the sky. A gigantic disco ball reminiscent of the famous ball in Times Square, New York appears, and you hear an audience that sings at 10. When the countdown reaches zero, fireworks explode and music plays so players dance for life. The ball then explodes in a lot of confetti, and fireworks formulate 2019 in the sky.
This event confused some Fortnite players who play the game in parts of the world, where it will take many hours in 2018. "2019 NEW YEAR LEAVED!?!?!" A player tweeted . "Happy new years too soon," wrote another.
"I was in the combat bus when it happened," another player wrote about the incident at reddit. "I was so confused because a huge gap opened in the sky." Others speculated that it was a test for the event or a design error on the part of the developer Epic.
Epic Vice President Mark Rein finally tweeted to remind people that New Year had already begun in some countries.
The epic PR man Nick Chester also tried to clear up the matter. : "Woke up that many Fortnite players do not know time zones," he wrote. "We are an educational and international game."
Some players had hoped that Fortnite 's great events would be programmed to prevent people from making cheap killings, as previous events had problems grief that will kill those who have gathered to watch. Epos committed this time. Since players are forced to dance during the climax of the event, no one can kill anyone at that moment and make him miss. Given the similarity of the ball with Fortnite caused the boogie bombs of the Fortnite dancing was rather a good choice than hindering weapons or bringing players into a cutscene.
Seeing the event every hour is great For people who have plans at midnight or old people like me who do not want to stay awake before midnight. It's also fun to celebrate New Year's Eve with Fortnite players all over the world – at least until the ball wears off and you're eliminated.