Fortnite’s Playground mode is still nowhere to be seen

Fortnite players meeting at ‘the rocket’ for tomorrow’s first real time mystery event

Fortnite made Epic Games about $95 million more in a month than the next leading free-to-play game did for its creator back in July 2017. In an email, a Fortnite rep told Kotaku that players who want to catch the event in-game should be "somewhere they can see a rocket going off" and stressed that this will happen "ONLY ONCE". Apparently, the rocket will launch in-game only once, exactly at 12:30pm CT. If most of your team just drops wherever and gets slaughtered at the start of the match, the chances of you winning are minimal.

This means that players who log on even moments after the event probably wouldn't be able to see it happen.

It's expected the "Blast Off" event will be similar to last season's, which saw a meteor crash into the game maps, changing it forever.

Along with the sandbox-style Playground mode (which now remains offline while Epic irons out issues that cropped up shortly after it launched), this week's Fortnite: Battle Royale update marked the start of another limited-time event, Final Fight Teams of 12.

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Ahead of the announcement, developers added several in-game hints and Easter eggs that have been hinting toward the launch. A hologram had appeared suddenly, above what looked like a control panel. "Guys. Be at the rocket at 1:30pm Eastern time on Saturday", he wrote.

For weeks, gamers have been speculating over the launch of the rocket nestled in the villain base in Fortnite.

Whatever the fate of the missile, hundreds of players will no doubt record the one-time launch for those of us who aren't online at the right time.

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