Fortnite Chapter 5 is closing in. Will you be there?

Fortnite Chapter 5, like Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, is inevitable. Although players have thoroughly enjoyed the throwback to Chapter 1 in Fortnite OG, there’s a new Chapter, map, and more on the horizon. With the unique Fortnite experience looming, Epic Games has divulged information about ‘The Big Bang,’ the live event that transitions Fortnite into Chapter 5.

Here is everything we know about the Fortnite Chapter 5 event, including how you can attend and what to expect.

How can I watch the Fortnite ‘The Big Bang’ Chapter 5 live event?

The most significant Fortnite live event of the year kicks off on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 2 p.m. ET. To watch it unfold in Fortnite, you must load into the game before the start time and prepare to queue into ‘The Big Bang’ playlist. This game mode will appear in the ‘Discover’ menu 30 minutes before the Chapter 5 event begins.

This playlist is accessible to players on all Fortnite platforms, including PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Android, and Nintendo Switch. You can watch ‘The Big Bang’ Fortnite live event unfold alongside three of your friends in-game, totaling a party of four.

Epic Games has noted that this event contains flashing lights, meaning those who are photosensitive or prone to seizures should be cautious and consult with a doctor before attending. It’s also worth noting that Epic will disable regular Fortnite game modes beginning at 12 p.m. ET on December 2 before entering the Chapter 5 (v28.00) update.

Here’s a quick recap of everything you should know:

  • ‘The Big Bang’ Fortnite event brings players into Chapter 5
  • The event starts on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 2 p.m. ET
  • It is accessible to players on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Android, Nintendo Switch, and other cloud gaming platforms
  • ‘The Big Bang’ playlist will be available at 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Epic has noted that those who are photosensitive or prone to seizures should consult with a doctor before attending

When is the Fortnite live event The Big Bang?

  • 2 p.m. ET (Eastern US)
  • 1 p.m. CT (Central US)
  • 7 p.m. London / GMT
  • 11 a.m. PT (Western US)
  • 3 a.m. Singapore
  • 4 p.m. Sao Paolo

SPOILER WARNING: Please note that everything ahead could spoil the event for you, so turn away if you do not want ‘The Big Bang’ spoiled.

What to expect in the Chapter 5 event

Leaks from early this morning confirmed that a Fortnite x Eminem collaboration will occur sometime during the live event. Several leakers, including HYPEX, have revealed this crossover, which contains an Eminem Outfit and various alternate styles.

HYPEX also confirmed that the live event will contain the highly-anticipated Fortnite x LEGO crossover, a new racing mode, and a new rhythm mode. The rhythm mode leaked yesterday and will allow players to “play vocals, guitar, drums, and bass with free rewards,” according to HYPEX’s tweet.

Here is some of the music that will be available to play when it launches on December 9:

  • Lady Gaga - Pokerface
  • Linkin Park - Numb
  • Toto - Africa
  • Imagine Dragons - Thunder
  • Alice Cooper - Poison
  • Fortnite Music Packs

We’ll provide more updates on ‘The Big Bang’ Fortnite event as we move closer to the start of Chapter 5.

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