How to play The Big Bang in Fortnite: Chapter 4 live event date & time, leaks, more

The Big Bang artwork in FortniteEpic Games

Epic Games have announced The Big Bang, the next Fortnite live event that will bring Chapter 4 to an end to kick off Chapter 5. Here’s how to play Fortnite’s The Big Bang event, including the date and all the leaked details so far.

Fortnite OG, and Chapter 4 as a whole, are drawing to a close, after weeks of hopping through classic maps and bringing back iconic weapons. With the Battle Pass timer ticking down, fans are beginning to look ahead to what comes next and whether the season will end with one of the game’s signature live events.

Now, Epic Games have confirmed The Big Bang event that is set to end Chapter 4 and kickstart Fortnite Chapter 5.

Here’s how to watch The Big Bang event in Fortnite, including the date and time it goes live.

Fortnite The Big Bang live event date & time

Fortnite‘s The Big Bang live event will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2023, as confirmed by the devs. It will begin at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 7 PM GMT. It’s expected the finale to last for 30 minutes, since 11:30 AM PT / 2:30 PM ET / 7:30 PM GMT is the scheduled time for Fortnite v28.00’s downtime.

Past events like this one, including the infamous black hole, were also followed by an extended period of downtime where the servers are offline. With this in mind, those who miss The Big Bang might not be able to take part at a later date. Epic Games recommended players and content creators to record their experience if they want to relive it.

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How to play Fortnite’s The Big Bang live event

Fortnite’s The Big Bang live event will be available in the Battle Royale tile in Discover 30 minutes prior to the official launch time. The playlist will unlock shortly before the event kicks off, giving players time to assemble their friends and load into the lobby before the spectacle begins.

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Make sure you pick a good outfit for what seems to be one of Fortnite’s biggest events.

What to expect in Fortnite’s The Big Bang live event: All leaks

While the devs have remained tight-lipped so far on what to expect from The Big Bang in Fortnite, they already confirmed rapper Eminem will make a special appereance. However, we still don’t know what kind of involvement we can expect from the artist.

According to leaks, part of the finale will take players to a special concert held by Slim Shady himself, but this will reportedly only be a small part of what the devs have up their sleeves.

It’s also been hinted that a Lego crossover will be introduced during the finale, as well as two new modes; a racing mode inspired by Rocket League and a rhythm mode. It’s thought that players will get a small taste of these playlists during the event before they’re added as LTMs in Fortnite Chapter 5.

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There you have it! That was everything we know about The Big Bang live event in Fortnite so far. We’ll be sure to update this page close to the date with any more details.

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