Fortnite ‘The Big Bang’ live event start time


According to developer Epic Games, Fortnite’s first live event, “The Big Bang,” is set to bring about a “new beginning” for the game. The event marks the end to Fortnite OG’s schedule of rotating maps from Chapter 1, which concluded with a “black hole” event that introduced a new chapter and series of major additions. It is rumored that “The Big Bang” will introduce some similarly game-changing features, with a musical performance by Eminem.

Fortnite live event start time

The live event is underway as of 2 p.m. ET, and developer Epic Games plans to run two more shows today to meet demand. The specific timing of these additional shows is unknown, but players are advised to wait until they’ve gained access to the lobby and then hold tight for the performance to begin.

Original story: Fortnite’s “The Big Bang” live event starts at the following times:

  • 11 a.m. PST for the West Coast of North America
  • 2 p.m. EST for the East Coast of North America
  • 7 p.m. GMT for the U.K.
  • 8 p.m. CEST for west mainland Europe
  • 4 a.m. JST in Japan (Dec. 3)

Matchmaking for modes made by Epic — including Battle Royale and Zero Build — will go offline two hours before the prior times, paving the way for the live event to take center stage. Players can join the event 30 minutes before it begins, at which time matchmaking will also be disabled.

What can we expect from Fortnite’s ‘The Big Bang’ event?

Teasers and leaks for “The Big Bang” suggest a hybrid of a Fortnite seasonal finale and Fortnite’s concerts, with Eminem confirmed to feature. Those attending the event will receive an exclusive Loading Screen to commemorate the performance. Specific details remain under wraps, but it’s rumored that the event will introduce new “Festival” and “Rocket Racing” modes, along with a LEGO collaboration. When “The Big Bang” concludes, expect a period of downtime as Fortnite gears up for the release of Chapter 5 and the introduction of new modes and features.