Fortnite Chapter two is wrapping up after just eight seasons and The End live event is the big climax we’ve been waiting for.
Epic Games confirmed the news in an official blog post and dropped a teaser trailer to whet our appetites.
Fortnite Chapter 3 is starting earlier than expected
Fortnite leakers and tipsters have been saying that Season 8 will the last in Chapter 2 for weeks so it’s not a total surprise.
To usher in Fortnite Chapter 3, players will get to take part in the The End live event.
It’s set to close out Chapter 2 with a bang, so here’s everything you need to know about The End and the impending Chapter 3.
When is Fortnite The End live event happening?
The Fortnite event is set for Saturday December 4 at 1pm PT / 3pm CT / 4pm ET / 9pm GMT.
You can start queueing for the playlist up to 30 minutes before The End live event beings.
You’ll be able to bring a squad with up to 15 friends as The End offers support for 16-player parties.
As always, Fortnite’s finale live event is a one-time only deal; if you miss it, there’s no way to play it once it’s over.
What do I need to do before Fortnite Chapter 2 ends?
As always, you’re going to want to tie up any loose ends before the next season of Fortnite kicks off.
So any outstanding quests need to be mopped up and you’ll want to focus on unlocking any rewards you’ve had your eye on.
Spend those Battle Stars and Bars! You can’t transfer Bars over, but you can wait until November 30.
Fortnite’s Bargain Bin Week will slash the cost of all Character services and Exotic item trades.
Any unused Battle Stars will be automatically redeemed for the earliest available rewards.
There’s also a Power Levelling Weekend going on which starts today, Friday November 26 at 4pm PT / 6pm CT / 7pm ET. That’s 12am on November 27 for UK players.
It ends on Monday, November 29 at 4am PT / 6am CT / 7am ET / 12pm GMT.
If you log in between now and the end of the season, you’ll get a bonus 225,000 XP reward to make up for season ending a day early.
If you’re feeling nostalgic, you can dive into a curated collection of five player-made maps based on Fortnite’s history.
What to expect from Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1
From everything we’ve heard so far, Fortnite’s The End finale event will send players underneath the Island to the Flipside.
That theory seems to gain more weight from the event’s logo: ‘The End’ appears to depict an upside down mountainous skyline.
A new official Fortnite Australia account has also popped into existence and is dropping some very heavy hints about ‘down under’.
Perhaps that’s a coincidence, or perhaps its related to the Flipside concept.
We’re expecting a similar black hole situation to the one we saw between Season 1 and Season 2.
Players were unable to play the game during the downtime with nothing but the black hole onscreen.
As well as the new map, new gameplay features have also been teased.
Apparently players can use this mechanic to attach to vehicles and slide behind them as well as accelerating “when detaching then jumping” (via Hypex).
There’s also a ton of other big crossovers rumoured including The Mandalorian and The Matrix.
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