How the ongoing game works in the game. When it comes to January 1 somewhere in the world, a giant rift in the sky opens over the map and a disco ball slowly descends from the sky. A countdown starts, and when it hits, fireworks are fired and everyone is made to dance for about five seconds or so. It's basically that Epic Games throws a giant boogie bomb on everyone who plays.
2019 NEW YEAR LEAKET!?!?! pic.twitter.com/T8t81LPEOQ
– dakotaz (@dakotaz) December 31, 2018
The event has caught players of guard, with some theorization there was a planning problem. Members of the Epic Games team must remind players that there are other time zones, and it is already New Year's Day in some places. "Woke up to hear that many Fortnite players are not aware of time zones," Nick Chester of Epic Games tweeted . "We are an educational and international game."
New Year's Eve is already on Christmas week, in the Kiribati country, and soon there will be New Year's Eve in Fiji. https://t.co/pJKMaPIatB
– Mark Rein (@MarkRein) December 31, 2018
Woke up to hear that many Fortnite players are not aware of time zones. We are an educational and international game.
Congratulations New Year to you if you are already in 2019! https://t.co/CnqzyXfFE5
– Nick Chester (@ nickchester) December 31, 2018