Epic Games surprises players on New Years Eve Jordan Crook @jordanrcrook / 8 hours
Happy New Year!
The folks over at Epic Games have a special treat in store for players hopping on Fortnite today. In celebration of New Years Eve all around the world, Fortnite is having an in-game live event where a massive, dropping disco ball descends on the map each hour, on the hour.
The virtual ball drop has the same affect on players as a boogie bomb, meaning that everyone playing Fortnite is collectively dancing each time the minutes on your clock read :00.
Obviously, the clock has already struck midnight and 2019 has officially begun in many parts of the world, but the in-game ball drop threw some players off guard.
2019 NEW YEAR LEAKED!?!?! pic.twitter.com/T8t81LPEOQ
— dakotaz (@dakotaz) December 31, 2018
A NEW YEARS EVENT ALREADY?
HAPPY EARLY NEW YEARS I GUESS LMAOOO pic.twitter.com/Jwmu1W1klP
— FaZe Thiefs (@Thiefs) December 31, 2018
Nick Chester, Epic’s PR spokesperson, tweeted this in response:
Woke up to learn that many Fortnite players are unaware of time zones. We’re an educational and international game.
Happy New Year to you if you’re already in 2019! https://t.co/CnqzyXfFE5
— Nick Chester (@nickchester) December 31, 2018
2018 was a huge year for Fortnite. Even beyond the turning of a new year, Epic Games has good reason to celebrate.