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Fortnite Fracture event recap: say goodbye to Chapter 3

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Fortnite viewership surpassed 1 million on Twitch for the Fortnite Fracture event. Here is what you might have missed!

Fortnite Chapter 3 is over following the cinematic finale event, dubbed “Fracture.” The game’s storyline dates back five years and still follows a somewhat linear structure. During the most recent “Collision” event, Agent Jones and The Foundation entered another reality while the players, dubbed “Loopers,” remained on the Chapter 3 map. 
After Epic Games announced that Season 4 would be the last of this Chapter, the Fracture event had a lot to answer. The Fortnite Chapter 3 Finale many lingering questions. We want to provide a spoiler warning as well in case you haven't seen the event yet. With that out of the way, here’s our recap of the Fortnite Fracture event as we prepare for Chapter 4.

Fortnite Fracture event put players in the driver’s seat

The Fortnite Fracture event began with players spawning onto a floating island with not much but a countdown to a TV screen. A cinematic showing the Chapter 3 Island started as the countdown reached zero. In the cut scene, The Herald approached a collection of "Loopers" attempting to take her out. The Loopers fired multiple rockets at The Herald, who seemingly perished.
However, The Herald instead grew in size and delivered a powerful blow to the Loopers, ultimately shattering the Chapter 3 Island. Your character then appeared in space as The Paradigm is heard, requesting a status report. A character named Amie informed The Paradigm that everything is offline. In response to Amie saying we are far from home, The Paradigm says, “Home is gone.”
The Zero Point then transported players to an area with multiple Islands. Each player received tasks to collect Zero fragments, ultimately moving the event forward. These tasks included collecting pieces around, throwing snowballs at other players, transporting chickens to a chicken coop, and much more. 

A new Chapter = a new Island

Fortnite Chapter 4 Island
Fortnite Chapter 4 Island
As players completed their quests, the Zero Point slowly recovered its energy. The Paradigm informed Amie that she would need to disconnect, as only one of them could survive. While players completed their quests, they could trigger flashbacks to Chapter 1, including the cube and rocket launch events. 
Once the Zero Point regained its energy, a cutscene began, showing The Paradigm floating in a snow atmosphere. The Zero Point pulls her into a dimension with several broken pieces of land starting to converge. Also, The Incredible Hulk, Mr. Beast, Geralt from The Witcher, and the Doom Slayer could be spotted floating through the air. 
The singular pieces of land slowly come together to form the new Fortnite Chapter 4 Island. Finally, players witnessed the proverbial “coming soon” screen depicting a floating landmass far away from the Chapter 4 map. 

Fortnite Fracture event surpasses 1 million viewers on Twitch, Epic launches teaser website

Twitch viewership returned to Fortnite’s peak, with more than 1 million viewers tuning in to watch the Fracture event. Top names such as Ali “SypherPK” Hassan, Nick “NickEh30” Amyoony, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, and many more broadcasted their perspective. It felt as though Fortnite returned to form with the Chapter 3 Finale.
After the Fracture event wrapped, Fortnite tweeted out a Chapter 4 trailer. Fans could also navigate to this website and enter coordinates to reveal a new Chapter 4 feature. Thus far, people have uncovered dirt bikes and a new hammer or pickaxe, with much more to come.
It’s unclear when Chapter 4 will go live. However, we can expect at least 12 to 14 hours of downtime before the servers return online.
Stay tuned to esports.gg for more Fortnite news and updates!
Matthew "MJP" Pryor
Matthew "MJP" Pryor
Editor | Twitter @MJP_FN
Matt “MJP” Pryor began following esports in 2008 when Halo 3 was on top of the world. He is now a Fortnite fanatic who has watched the game’s casual and competitive development since the 2019 Fortnite World Cup. Matt plays the game often while reporting on everything from skin collaborations to tournaments and everything in between.