Fortnite called in the new year for anyone who happened to be in the game when the ball falls. A video taken from a streamer in New Zealand – where 2019 came earlier than many other territories – was the first to show festivities as they happened, and it was followed by similar celebrations in other time zones.
Streamer ] Rocky posted the video, which includes a giant spinning disco ball, some fireworks, and "2019" appearing in its own fireworks in the sky. In fact, you can hear the participants realize what happens when the video continues, and one says it's "3:00", so it didn't necessarily happen just at midnight for everyone.
Fortnite has been known to host special world events that can only be witnessed if you happen to be in the game at the exact time, everything comes down. Usually these are reserved for large events in seasonal transitions or when building the meta-story of what will happen next. For a few weeks, Kevin's cube has slowly lumbered against Loot Lake, but only players in the game when it touched, saw it flipping over the edge and melting.
Currently, Fortnite is in season 7 and offers a new new cosmetics for those completing the Battle Pass. You can check out our challenge guide for tips on completing the various tasks and earning your stars. Meanwhile, Epic relies on legal challenges from the most unexpected places: various celebrities and viral video stars sue over the use of their dances.