'Fortnite' Rocket Launch: 4 Best Locations to Watch This One-Time Event
Look to the skies and don't get eliminated.
A one-time Fortnite event will happen on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Eastern. Players will want the best viewing location for the Fortnite: Battle Royale rocket launch could also make use of some helpful tips to survive long enough in order to see how Season 4’s storyline will change and what could happen in Season 5.
What will likely be the biggest Fortnite: Battle Royale event so far, Saturday’s rocket launch will have tens of thousands, if not millions, of players logging on to see what’s going to happen.
Rocket Launch Viewing Locations
The current theory about the rocket launch is that the rocket will shoot from the villain’s lair located in a mountain near Shobby Shores and into Moisty Mire. This means the southern part of the island will be the ideal location to view and that going to the villain’s lair and Moisty Mire will mean a quick elimination as many players will probably land there as well. There are some other locations to consider to get a good view and survive long enough to watch the rocket launch.
Lucky Landing: There are a couple of higher spots in Lucky Landing, but be careful, as this area is one of the popular landing spots in the game. It’s close to the halfway point between the villain’s lair and Moisty Mire, which makes it ideal to see the rocket in the air.
Retail Row: Located just north of Moisty Mire, Retail Row doesn’t have the highest of buildings, but it’s just far enough away for a player to hunker down and watch the actions.
Heroes Mansion: There’s trouble brewing on the island so why not take a spot on top of the mansion located south of Lonely Lodge. Get to the top of it for a great view and be a hero.
Mountain Summit Tops: Probably the best bet for players is to head to a mountain. Most are located on the west side of the island, but there is a mountain northwest of Lucky Landing and to the west of Fatal Fields. There are also two mountains slightly north and south of Shifty Shafts.
Twitter user @KristofferTV created a map for the mountain peaks Weekly Challenge in Season 3 that has the locations of the summits on the island.
Another tip for watching the rocket launch is to join a recently added 50v50 match. The mode put players into two teams of 50 so right away there are 50 fewer players to worry about. More importantly, this means there are 50 players who can revive anyone in a downed state. Be careful with the timing of joining a 50v50 match. The storm circle starts moving in at a different time than in a regular match and the last thing player’s want is to move from a primo viewing location for the rocket launch because they could die from the storm. Give it a few minutes prior to the rocket launch start time.
A potential drawback of this mode is the drop zone location for each team. One team may get the southern half of the island to themselves, which means trying to invade that side is asking for trouble. Quickly get out of the match if your team is stuck on the northern side of the island if you want to get a view from the south.
One last tip is to get a squad together. Whether they are friends or random people found on social media, try to get a group for the rocket launch. Fortnite players want to see the event, too, and they’ll be happy to watch each other’s backs.
The rocket launch event for Fortnite: Battle Royale will start at 1:30 p.m. Eastern. That is unless Epic Games finds its server fried with all the players logging on.
Almost as exciting as this rocket launch was the release of the Playground Limited Time Mode. Many Fortnite players loved the idea of having their own island to practice and create with. So many that it caused errors for everyone and resulted in Epic taking down the new mode, but with hopes of it returning relatively soon.