When is the next Fortnite live event

When is the next Fortnite live event
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The next Fortnite live event is currently underway, albeit a smaller-scale in-game event rather than the previous end of season extravaganzas. If you've felt the earth moving beneath you recently then you're not alone, as a series of earthquakes are currently rocking the battle royale island on an hourly basis and a giant chasm is forming in the hills to the southwest of Ruined Reels. Official details are somewhat thin on the ground at the time of writing, but here's what we know so far about the earthquake live event in Fortnite.

Fortnite live event earthquakes

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What time is the Fortnite live event

The current Fortnite live event, featuring earthquakes shaking the island, began on Tuesday February 27 at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm GMT when the first tremor formed a large caldera just to the southwest of Ruined Reels. Since then, there have been regular quakes every hour, with the crack in the ground gradually getting larger. It is expected that these will continue until Thursday February 29 at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm GMT, at which point the Titan Hand should emerge to trigger the next phase of the event.

No official details on the next stage of this Fortnite live event have been confirmed yet, though leaked files suggest that a Titan Hand will emerge from the ground with a huge Pandora's Box chained to it. Players will be able to speed up opening the box by smashing the chain with harvesting tools, and once it's opened there will be more events spawning into the island, including the return of tornadoes. All of this is leading up to the launch of Fortnite Season 2 in Chapter 5, which is expected to have a Greek Mythology theme, so it will be interesting to see how all of this plays out in the run up to that.

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