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 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.
After leaving the In-Between, players were launched into the air. The sky was dark from the smoke. The volcano promptly erupts, destroying half of Retail Row, cracking Polar Peak, and destroying Tilted Towers entirely but one building. The Prisoner had purposely done this in an attempt to awake the monster.