Meteor Event

The meteor event was an event that happened in Season 3 and started off Season 4. The event was responsible for destroying Dusty Depot and eventually caused most of the live events in the game.


The event started when players began seeing a small comet in the sky that kept getting larger by the day. The community speculated that the meteor was going to hit the map and destroy Tilted Towers. Epic Games even played along with the community by placing watch stations on top of a building and around Tilted. One day, the meteor started descending towards the map and it hit Dusty Depot, turning it into Dusty Divot.

Rocket Event

The rocket event was an event started by The Visitor who arrived on the map inside the meteor. He found the rocket and somehow programmed it to travel through multiple dimensions. After he launched the rocket, he zoomed around the map shooting through what would later be called rifts. The rocket finally was about to hit Tilted Towers, until it was consumed by a rift. The rocket then emerges nearby loot lake, blasts into the sky, and forms the Crack.

Cube Event

The Cube - Fortnite Battle Royale
The Cube event started in the middle of Season 5 when lightning shot down from the Crack, which was created by the rocket event. It created a giant, purple cube on top of a hill near Paradise Palms. The Cube, or Kevin as it was nicknamed, started to move across the map and would bounce back any player who touched it. It eventually rolled over to Loot Lake and sunk into it. Once the cube had sunk, the surface of loot lake became purple and bouncy, just like the Cube.

Butterfly Event

Butterfly Event - Cutscene - Fortnite
Butterfly Event - Dimension - Fortnite
After the cube returned to Loot Lake since visiting the corrupted areas, a beam above it and the Floating Island appeared. The Cube was starting to leak and was dripping into the whirlpool in Loot Lake. Due to this, Loot Lake had been renamed Leaky Lake for Season 6. After a day of leaking, the cube was finally empty. The Cube then started to spin, and emitted white light. Then while turning gray, the cube exploded, and a blinding white light covered all the players' screens. Everyone was teleported to an unknown dimension. After floating around for a while, a giant rift started to form. It took the shape of a giant butterfly, and started to shrink while moving over to the player. The player stuck out their finger, and the butterfly landed on it. Then another flash of light appeared, and the players were back on the island via a rift, with Leaky Lake now being "uncorrupted".

Ice Storm Event  

The Ice Storm event was a live event that happened in Season 7. The event was preceded by The Ice King casting a spell in an ice sphere over Polar Peak for 3 days. When the event started, The Ice King broke out of the ice ball. He proceeded to make a giant projection of himself which took form over the ocean. He waved his hand back and forwards a few times before casting it forward, with the large projection mimicking his movements. After he cast his hand forward, the entire map was blanketed in snow.

Marshmello Concert

In February 2019 there was a live Marshmello concert. This concert was roughly 10 minutes long and featured multiple of Marshmello's songs. As the songs cycled, the stadium got different special effects (anti-gravity, skydiving, etc). At the end of the event, all players were transported into a rift.

Unvaulting Event

The Unvaulting Event (also known as the Nexus Event) was an event that took place on May 4, 2019. 

Following the events late-Season 8, the vault opened, and players could jump into the vault to enter the In-Between, similarly to the Butterfly Event. Players were then allowed to to choose a weapon to unvault. There were 6 options: Bouncers, Drum Gun, Grappler, Infinity Blade, Planes and the Tactical SMG. Players chose the Drum Gun to return to the game, and it promptly was. After the drum gun was unvaulted, players were brought back to the island.

Volcano Event

After leaving the In-Between, players were launched into the air to. The volcano promptly erupts, destroying half of Retail Row, cracking Polar Peak, and destroying Tilted Towers entirely. 

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