Fortnite event countdown is underway with TVs across the Battle Royale map displaying a timer showing how much time is left till the major live event.
Fortnite TVs are displaying a ‘weather warning’ for the mysterious Fortnite Ice Storm event that is kicking off this weekend.
Thanks to leaks Fortnite fans have a good idea of some of the things that could happen in the next Fortnite live event.
And it looks like the mysterious sphere that has appeared above Polar Peaks and the Ice King could play a major role in the Fortnite Ice Storm.
Ahead of the Fortnite Ice Storm live event kicking off Express.co.uk has rounded up everything you need to know about the next Fortnite event.
We have details on the start time of the Fortnite ice event for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, PCs and Macs.
And we’ve also rounded up all the latest leaks and rumours about the Fortnite Ice Storm event and the roles of the Ice King and floating sphere.
Express.co.uk also has details of how you can live stream the next Fortnite event if you can’t get to a device capable of playing Epic Games’s smash hit.
Fortnite event – Start time, Ice King storm sphere, Twitch live stream, season 7
Fortnite event – The Ice King is expected to feature heavily in the live Ice Storm event
FORTNITE ICE STORM – WHEN IS THE START TIME OF THE NEXT FORTNITE LIVE EVENT?
TVs in Fortnite Battle Royale right now are displaying a timer counting down how much time is left until the Fortnite Ice Storm live event.
And according to the timer the next Fortnite event will start at 7pm UK time on Saturday 19 January 2019.
For those in other time zones that’s 2pm eastern time and 11am pacific time.
As with other live events, make sure you’re in a match and in a good viewing position a few minutes before the Fortnite Ice Storm event start time.
Fortnite event – Major live Ice Storm event will take place in Battle Royale
Fortnite event – TV sets are showing a countdown until the big live Fortnite event
FORTNITE ICE STORM – WHAT COULD HAPPEN DURING THE LIVE EVENT? WHAT ARE THE LEAKS ABOUT THE ICE KING AND THE SPHERE / ORB ABOVE POLAR PEAKS?
In an unprecedented move, part of the Fortnite live event leaked ahead of it officially taking place.
Earlier this week prominent leaker Lucas7yoshi_ posted a video showing what was inside of the floating sphere above Polar Peaks.
The clip showed the Ice King inside the sphere moving their hands around what looks like a smaller version of Kevin the Cube.
Alongside the clip Lucas7yoshi_ posted: “Video explains itself.
Video explains itself
No hacking to the game itself was done to achieve this, no competitive advantage was gained.
This does not violate the Fortnite/Epic Games TOS in anyway that i know of.
— Lucas7yoshi_ // Fortnite News & Leaks & Shitposts (@lucas7yoshi_) January 15, 2019
“No hacking to the game itself was done to achieve this, no competitive advantage was gained.
“This does not violate the Fortnite/Epic Games TOS in anyway that I know of.”
And 24 hours before the Fortnite Ice Storm event was due to start the sphere transformed to appear just like it did in the leaks.
This thankfully means there are still plenty of surprises in store for the Fortnite live event kicking off tomorrow.
Fortnite event – The Ice Storm event is due to kick off on Saturday January 19
Fortnite event – The Ice Storm event will start at 7pm UK time on Saturday
And stay tuned to see if the Fortnite sphere undergoes further changes in the lead up to the big live event.
But what could the Fortnite event actually entail?
It could be that the Ice King could be some sort of mega boss that Battle Royale players will have to join forces to defeat.
It recently emerged that Epic Games has tested what it would be like for every Fortnite player to attack an iceberg with five billion HP.
Maybe this test was hinting that the Fortnite ice storm event will end with the super powerful Ice King landing in Battle Royale.
And then every Fortnite player around the world would have to squad up to face off against it.
It also looks like the Fortnite Ice Storm event will result in Fortnitemares-like creatures hitting the map which players will have to face off against.
The Fortnite Ice Storm is also also expected to result in an in-game event that will offer players 13 challenges to complete.
Completing all of the challenges will reportedly unlock the Winter’s Thorn Glider. Other rewards are said to include the Blue Metallic Wrap.
Fortnite event – The Ice Storm live event will start in the US at 2pm eastern time on Saturday
Fortnite event – Make sure you’re in a match a few minutes before the Ice Storm event starts
FORTNITE ICE STORM – HOW DO I LIVE STREAM THE FORTNITE EVENT ON TWITCH?
There will be plenty of Fortnite streams on Twitch of the Ice Storm event.
Popular personalities like Ninja and Pokimane will surely be streaming the huge in-game live event.
The person behind the Fortnite Battle Royale Leaks Twitter account will also be streaming the Ice Storm event on Twitch.
Click here to be directed to their Twitch page to watch all the action unfold online.
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