Fortnite’s latest live event

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12.00 PM  4 Dec. 2022

A nearly hour-long event saw the battle royale island explode into bits. Now the game is down ahead of the launch of Chapter 4 on December 4th, which will introduce a new location and characters like Geralt of Rivia.

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Fortnite just wrapped up its most recent large-scale live event, and it was a strange one — even by Fortnite standards.

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The event, dubbed “Fracture,” was meant as a sendoff for Fortnite Chapter 3, and now that it’s over, the game is down ahead of the launch of the next chapter on December 4th, which will introduce not only a new island, but characters like the witcher himself, Geralt of Rivia.

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Before things kicked off, players were split into groups, hanging out on tiny floating islands with little to do but watch a countdown

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That was followed by a cutscene in which The Herald, a relatively new Fortnite character, led an attack of tornadoes, and after a little bit of fighting,

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Following that, players found themselves floating amongst debris in space, while being told that “home is gone” right before the Zero Point — a kind of superpowered energy source in Fortnite lore