Fortnite: All You Need To Know About The Device Event

Published 06/15/2020, 1:18 PM EDT


After multiple delays and extensions, Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2, is rapidly approaching its conclusion. Some fans have complained about the lack of new content such as weapons, game modes, or map changes throughout the current season. The completion of Season 2 will give rise to a new episode, Season 3, but not before one final event.

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The Device event is set to kick-off in some time, and everyone has reasons to be thrilled. When it comes to in-game events, Fortnite has always placed a benchmark, and this event will be just as impressive. The season-ending event is set to alter the map drastically. Thus players will get a fresh experience to kickstart the new season.

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Start time for The Device event in Fortnite and the best way to watch

A recent tweet from Fortnite Status confirmed, “The Device is almost set for activation“. As a result, the live event kicks off at 2 pm ET today, June 15.

The tweet also provided a guideline to ensure players don’t miss the event. Due to limited space, the developers advised players to log in to Fortnite and secure their spots at least 30 minutes prior. For now, the devs have disabled Creative mode, Party Royale, Battle Lab, and custom matches.

The Device is almost set for activation.

Midas’ plan will unfold at 2:00 PM ET (18:00 UTC). Space is limited, so we recommend arriving 30 minutes early to help secure your spot.

Creative mode, Party Royale, and Battle Lab are currently disabled.

— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) June 15, 2020

Redditor u/temmeridodido has a guide to watch the event in the best way possible. The user listed out a couple of vantage points or observation spots, as seen in the image below. The date and times are now inaccurate because of the delays, but the spots still serve the purpose to catch a perfect view of The Device. So log into the game 30 minutes before the season-ending event and secure the best spot!

[OC] I made a guide on viewing the Event! from r/FortNiteBR

In case you are unable to witness the live event in-game, you can still join the broadcasts of popular Fortnite streamers on YouTube or Twitch. Alternatively, you can also catch a highlight or a replay video of the same, later, if you end up missing the event completely.

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Where does the event take place and what to expect?

The narrative for the Doomsday event is based around Midas using an explosive device to settle the conflict between Shadow and Ghost. Right now, the Device is located in Midas’s room at the Agency HQ. It resembles a light-emitting orb that utilizes electricity, and will most likely explode, thereby, devastating the Agency. Thus, in all probability, the Agency is set to be the epicenter of the event.

The Storm rages on. Will Midas’ Machine break the Storm?

The Device is set to be activated on June 15 at 2PM ET. Space is limited! Show up 30 minutes early to help secure your spot and be there live. pic.twitter.com/NfCSSOvjGc

— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) June 14, 2020

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Additionally, multiple hatches outside the Agency have unlocked. Somehow all of this is related to Midas’s explosive plan. A lot of fans expect an explosion to occur that will alter the map dramatically. However, one will have to witness the event to know for sure the true extent of his plans and what actually happens.

Apart from that, several leaks have showcased the wrath unleashed on the Agency. The leaks have also suggested that specific parts of the map will become flooded or submerged. The event might lead to the downfall of several POIs on the map, including the Agency.

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For now, nothing remains confirmed, everything is speculation. With the event going live shortly, we will get to know the outcome soon. Epic Games have planned a splendid conclusion for the current season, as well as to kickstart the new season, by the looks of it.

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Souhardya Biswas

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Souhardya Biswas is an eSports writer for EssentiallySports. He joined the organisation in 2020, wanting to explore the sphere of professional eSports journalism. His passion for gaming started with titles like GTA San Andreas, Far Cry 2, Modern Warfare 2, FIFA 09, eventually developing an interest in Battle Royale games like PUBG and Apex Legends.

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