Fortnite’s explosive alien occasion noticed the return of Kevin the dice

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The most recent dwell Fortnite occasion noticed the return of a well-recognized pal, with an explosion-filled spectacle involving aliens, cubes, and many unusual bits of lore. And now that it’s over, the sport is down within the lead-up to season 8.

Earlier than the occasion began, gamers have been in a position to hang around in a form of holding pen, positioned on some chunks of farmland floating above the island. They have been greeted by the booming voice of Physician Slone — the primary protagonist, or probably antagonist, of this season — who warned “the aliens are about to start out their greatest abduction but.” In my occasion of the sport, everybody jumped on prime of the identical grain silo and danced for 20 minutes earlier than the occasion really kicked off.

When that occurred, gamers have been initially sucked onto the large alien mothership that has floated above the island all season lengthy, and have been capable of really discover it, operating down lengthy pink and purple sci-fi hallways collectively whereas following Slone’s orders. The objective, in response to Slone, was to make use of some fancy backpacks to arm explosives that may take down the ship for good.

Issues, after all, didn’t go precisely as deliberate, and ultimately gamers have been shut in a room with fan-favorite character Kevin, the large dice that rolled round Fortnite’s island in 2018. The dice began out a well-recognized brilliant pink and purple, earlier than ultimately going darkish for a quick interval — at which level Slone made it clear this may be a suicide mission. Gamers have been then capable of commune with Kevin; he turned a contented shade of blue earlier than creating an escape route. Ultimately, everybody was dropped at an enormous room stuffed with a number of large cubes, revealing that Kev isn’t alone within the universe.

That’s when every thing exploded in a scene ripped proper out of Independence Day, and items of the alien ship — cubes included — fell in the direction of the island. As with previous dwell occasions, gamers couldn’t actually have an effect on what occurred. It was extra of a strange-yet-fun rollercoaster, with tens of millions alongside for the journey. The expertise most carefully resembled Fortnite’s very first single-player mission, which kicked off season 6.

For those who don’t play Fortnite, that was a couple of hundred phrases of gibberish, however for individuals who are invested within the unusual world, the alien occasion was one more instance of Epic’s more and more expansive narrative ambitions. The occasion ended with a timer, which is now counting down the minutes to season 8 — which begins tomorrow, September thirteenth. Till then, Fortnite is down and unplayable.