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Fortnite’s island-flipping finale gives glimpse at new Chapter 3 map • Eurogamer.net

Fortnite has pulled off its newest dwell occasion – sometimes spectacular in scope, technically formidable in scale, and vastly necessary to the sport’s ongoing story. Tonight’s The End occasion closed the e book on its Chapter 2 map ceaselessly – and gave gamers a glimpse at what’s subsequent.

The End occasion started at the small fort constructed over the previous week by Pleasant Park and, as gamers arrived, they have been greeted by the welcome sight of the pleasant Blue Cube teleporting into the situation too. It was right here gamers would make their final stand in opposition to the Cube Queen, head of the alien race which has now plagued Fortnite’s actuality for a number of seasons. Maybe, with the Blue Cube on aspect, she may very well be defeated?

She couldn’t be defeated. The Queen’s forces arrived and totally overpowered gamers, in a tense part of gameplay the place it grew to become clear gamers have been utterly outgunned. Dozens of new motherships wheeled in overhead by an infinite gap within the sky and zapped away gamers’ weapons. The Blue Cube’s safety was whittled away, even because it tried to assist – earlier than the poor factor was blown to items.

Rewatch Epic’s full video recap of Chapter 2’s The End occasion.

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The occasion then shifted to a cut-scene as, far under the Island’s floor, the Imagined Order organisation took to panic stations. Its chief Slone, now hugely-disliked by gamers after leaving them to die in final season’s occasion, was proven ending up some enterprise with defector Agent Jones – till the seemingly heroic determine of The Foundation lastly arrived to renew his unfinished enterprise with Jones first.

2Dwayne Johnson is lastly unmasked as Fortnite’s heroic The Foundation.

Jones and The Foundation teamed up, leaving Slone behind – although not earlier than she lastly bought a glimpse at The Foundation’s face, revealing him at final to be portrayed by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. For followers, this was one thing which had lengthy been suspected. The pair labored to disable the Island’s “gyro controls” whereas, again on the floor, different members of The Seven, The Foundation’s mysterious group, swooped in to save lots of the day.

Back in gameplay, gamers dashed by new underground areas of the Island in direction of its core – beforehand glimpsed in Fortnite’s DC Comics and the Imposters sport mode – guided by Seven member The Scientist, final seen at the tip of Fortnite Chapter 1. Here, we heard him converse at size – and it sounded quite a bit like Community’s Joel McHale. The areas right here – and Fortnite’s island – have been now tilting ominously.

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Eventually gamers met up with Jones and The Foundation, however as issues destabilised, all have been presumably sucked out into the water surrounding the Island. Players then discovered themselves alone, a ways away, watching the Fortnite Island do its greatest Titanic impression. But as a substitute of breaking apart, the Island flipped proper over onto its underside – crushing the Queen and her remaining forces – and exposing a contemporary new Island floor for Chapter 3. We have been handled to only a peek – however extra has now been revealed.

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Fortnite presently sits in downtime, with gamers left watching themselves clutching to a lone piece of driftwood, bobbing within the ocean:

Since the occasion’s conclusion, Fortnite has stored its social accounts lively and begun teasing the seemingly-imminent arrival of Chapter 3 – although we don’t but know when it is going to go dwell.

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A social media marketing campaign which flips followers’ profile photos is presently revealing the Chapter 3 map at a good tempo, and stands at 12 % unveiled at time of writing. The north-west nook has been revealed to be a snowy biome, whereas a desert sits within the south-east, with a jungle to the north-east.

Flip your world and a new one will probably be revealed.

Use #FortniteFlipped, flip your social profile and posts, and work collectively to disclose the new Island.

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— Fortnite (@FortniteSport) December 4, 2021

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Meanwhile, in New York, an advert has gone dwell that includes the #FortniteFlipped branding and the letters “F” and “O” caught in a spider’s internet. This is, in fact, a tease for the new season’s massive collaboration with Spider-Man.

SPIDER-MAN TEASER SPOTTED IN NEW YORK!

(?? @NateHillTV)pic.twitter.com/ndVgbXhTTc

— Fortnite News ? (@FortniteBR) December 4, 2021

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When will Fortnite Chapter 3 launch? Xbox Support has an open ticket for Fortnite being down, and states that upkeep will conclude Sunday, fifth December at 3pm UK time. Reliable leakers reminiscent of Hypex and Shiina have instructed we’ll see the sport then too – and {that a} longer enforced downtime was scrapped following earlier leaks.

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It was supposed to begin on December seventh however it bought modified to a better date because of the leaked trailer.

— HYPEX (@HYPEX) December 4, 2021

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