After several days of prodding something magnificent, Fortnite's rocket event finally arrived. Unlike previous ceremonies, this happens only once: If you were not in the game, you missed your chance to experience it. Fortunately, we strapped on and saw how it all unfolded first-hand.
An hour before the festivities Fortnites Island began animation of the rogue camp near the Snobby Shores in the game The Rocket:
As the start time approached, players began logging in en masse and many people had to queue up just to log in the game. This helped in some ways to increase the anticipation of the event: I started the game five minutes before the start and barely came to Spawn Island when the event started at 1
Then I was on the flight bus, which gave a great view of what was to come. As the rocket sped into the sky, it left a huge trail on the map. Worried that something would happen on the floor, I got off the bus and went to a place in the mountains to watch. That's when I realized that someone else was watching the same area. Frightened, I prayed to the royal gods of battle that my enemy was friendly. Fortunately, we both break into an "orange justice dance" instead of pulling out any weapons, which is great because it would have missed the start because someone killed me before the show.
We both looked up to the sky and to our surprise saw a spaceship dropping back onto the island. This ship landed on the campsite on the map, where a meteorite mysteriously appeared at the beginning of the season. While nobody knows what this meteorite is or what it does, it subtly changes its appearance. This is the first time that something big has happened to the meteorite, but it is not clear what effect this will have over the rest of the season.
After the first impact, the ship appeared to drive explosions several times in several areas of the map. And then the sky opened and it seemed to be a dimensional gap. The visual splendor was phenomenal. Here's Polygon's crystal clear view of the event:
I wanted to find out how things have changed on the map, but did not you know, a player wearing a John Wick skin I saw and began to shoot. Desperately I tried to run away, amazed that given this splendor someone would think about murder, but these are the ways of a John Wick. With zero HP left, my body crumpled to the ground just feet away from my target. Tragic.
I logged back into the game to see if things were still visible, and in fact the crack in the sky is still there. However, the rocket is gone. Nobody knows what that all means, and probably anyone who wants to find it out will have a hard time. Not long after the start of my second match, Fortnite continued as always, each trying to kill himself immediately. Such a short-lived peace.
The whole event may have lasted a few minutes, and during Fortnite seems to be largely the same on the surface, but that's not the point: to make all this into an ephemeral experience, Epic Games managed to have one of the coolest moments I've ever had in a game. After all, this is not a boss fight that anyone can pick up whenever he wants, or an item that anyone can earn. You have to be there. More than anything, I am very impressed that the developer has even made it. This is currently the largest game in the world, and everyone tried logging in immediately to see the rocket. That's the kind of DDOS-like load that would bring most games to their knees. Everything went smoothly here. I still can not believe it.
While the rocket launch is causing a lot of excitement, it is notable that Fortnite's season is not over yet: it ends on July 12, so there are still weeks left for the game before a new one Era begins. The gap that emerged during this event could be the first step towards something bigger. The new season is likely to bring some improvements on the island as the fourth season introduced a series of new locales and map-wide changes. The coolest of all? If you're an active Fortnite player, you've seen how the game changes and evolves every few months – and if you've just started playing, your experience is completely different from the one the game is following to have. 19659011]