Here’s the time when the Fortnite new years 2022 event will be live.
It’s almost been a month since the launch of Fortnite chapter 3 season 1 and the Winterfest event that was launched a couple of weeks ago ends in the new year on January 6th. Players have until then to get the free Blizzabelle skin if you’re on PC, and players on other platforms can get free cosmetics from the shop and challenges.
Once you complete seven of the Winterfest challenges, you’ll get a glider, and a back bling once you’ve completed ten. Last year, there were some Fortnite New Years cosmetics from the challenges and two years ago, there were new years-themed cosmetics from the presents.
That isn’t the case this year and players will instead need to buy the New Years 2022 Fortnite cosmetics from the shop. There’s also a mini-event for the new year and here’s everything you need to know about the event.
Fortnite New Years Event 2022 Time
The Fortnite new years event for 2022 has already started. It will happy every hour leading up to 2022. When it’s a new hour, you’ll see a disco ball emerge from the sky similar to what we’ve seen in previous years.
Once the ball comes down, fireworks will go off and you’ll be forced to dance along with everyone in the lobby until the mini-event ends. It can get a little frustrating being forced to dance as you’re in a fight. However, there is a countdown that will appear in the sky before the event is set to begin.
It should hopefully give you enough of a warning to prepare yourself for a short period of time where you won’t be able to fight. We recommend boxing yourself and waiting until the event concludes unless you want to watch the fireworks.
The event is the same every hour, so if you’ve experienced it once, it’s probably best to box yourself.
Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event: Everything we know so far
The first live event of Chapter 3 is expected to take place in less than six weeks. Here’s everything we know so far, based on various leaks.
Leaked Map Stages
All future stages for the territories controlled by both The Seven and Imagined Order have been leaked by data-miner Hypex. The maps show the Resistance will retake control of most of the Island, leaving only Command Cavern and Loot Lake for the IO. The final stage will lead the story directly into a live event, with the Imagined Order having little options left for victory.
Leaked Quest Voice Line
Epic also recently added new voice lines for the upcoming Week 6 Quests which, when reviewed closely, appear to tease the main story of a new live event. The Agent Jones character claims “one of the IO’s Doomsday devices is now in production”, seemingly hinting that the new event could be related to Chapter 2 Season 2’s The Device, which was also focused around a “Doomsday Device”.
A transcript of the Agent Jones voice lines can be found below:
“This will not come as a surprise, but IO management loves Doomsday machines – loves them! There’s even a doomsday division at HQ, oh man their softball team is awful but they will one day destroy us all so… kind of a wash. We have very credible intel that one of the IO’s Doomsday devices is now in production. We need to find out everything we can while we still can. Hit the field, I’ll prep the cameras . . . I have a very bad feeling that we are not ready for what we’re gonna find out.”
According to Fortnite data-miner GMatrixGames, a new Landmark code-named ‘DDMachine’ has been added to the game’s tags, suggesting that the Doomsday Device described by Agent Jones could be added to the map in the future.
Less than six weeks remain until the potential live event. We’ll keep you updated with the latest leaks and official announcements.
Boogie Bomb and Rift-To-Go Unvaulted Until April 25
In preparation for the upcoming item vote, the Boogie Bomb and Rift-To-Go have both been unvaulted for a trial period until April 25.
Players can now find the items scattered throughout the Island from Chests, Llamas, Supply Drops, Loot Sharks and ground loot. Once the short trial period ends on April 25 at 8AM ET, new gold funding stations will go live in-game on the following day to let players “fund” the item they want to see return permanently (for the rest of Season 2). The item that becomes 100% funded first will automatically be reintroduced to the loot pool as soon as the goal, of which the exact value is unknown, is reached.
We’ll keep you updated on which item gets unvaulted.
Leak: S.T.A.R.S. Team and El Chapulín Colorado to Return Very Soon
Fortnite has re-added multiple Item Shop sections to its API, meaning they will be available very soon. Five existing sections have also been removed, suggesting Epic doesn’t plan to bring those Sets back to the Item Shop for a while.
Re-added Item Shop Sections:
- S.T.A.R.S. Team
- El Chapulín Colorado
- Wu Wear (new)
Removed Item Shop Sections:
- Silk Sonic
- Chloe Kim
- Cobra Kai
- Turn The Music Up
The ‘Wu Wear’ section, which was added to the API today, will contain the new Wu-Tang Clan cosmetics; featuring two Outfits, two Bundles and more.
We’ll keep you updated if any additional sections are changed.
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