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Everything we know about Fortnite's Fracture event and the end of Chapter 3

The start of Chapter 4 is upon us.

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Epic Games has announced Fortnite Fracture, an all-new in-game event set to debut soon. Fortnite has a rich history of in-game events, often bringing players together to experience large-scale battles and wild story sequences. But how will Fracture unfold? Epic Games has yet to confirm many details about Fracture, but we do know this will mark the end of Chapter 3, which has gone on for around a year at this point. Here’s what know about Fracture so far.

When is the Fortnite Fracture start time and date?

The Fortnite Fracture event kicks off on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 4 p.m. ET. It’s unclear how the event will unfold, and Epic Games will likely keep it a surprise leading up to its release.

As part of a recent Epic Games blogpost, the company did confirm that players will be able to join-in-progress until 4:40 p.m. Eastern, indicating that it’ll likely only be available for an hour. The playlist will go live at 3:30 p.m. Eastern, allowing players to join 30 minutes before the event begins.

What can we expect from Fortnite Fracture?

One thing we do know is that Fracture will mark the end of Chapter 3. With this in mind, we can expect a major blowout to end the chapter, possibly on the same scale as the Galactus battle from Chapter 2.

Fortnite is known for its live events, so Fracture will likely have some interesting features to entice players to jump in. It’s unclear if it’ll have a boss battle, some sort of scripted story sequence, or something completely new. Epic Games did refer to Fracture as an “otherworldly and unexpected social event,” so we’ll have to wait and see how it unfolds.

Once Fracture ends, Chapter 4 will begin, offering a plethora of new features.

What are the Fortnite Fracture leaks and rumors?

While there’s still a lot more to learn about the Fracture event and the forthcoming season, leaker HYPEX has lofty claims about what players can expect.

Apparently, Creative 2.0 will come to Chapter 4, allowing players to make their own Fortnite worlds.

Another supposed feature is the implementation of a first-person mode, which has been in the works for a while now. Fortnite has made strides in recent years to be more approachable, as demonstrated by its Zero Build mode. A first-person mode will likely grab even more players, appealing to Halo and Call of Duty fans.

HYPEX also says motorcycles and rideable flying animals will come to Chapter 4, as well, which sounds completely bonkers but on-brand for Fortnite.

It’s also likely the forthcoming Chapter will incorporate a new map. If true, expect the Fracture event to feature some sort of story element to explain the new map changes.

What else do we know about Fortnite Fracture?

Participating players will get the Toasty Roast Emote just for logging in.

Epic Games

The Fracture event will support parties of up to four, and you can squad up with friends or random players to make the experience more enjoyable. Epic Games also confirmed that players who log into Fortnite from December 2 at 9 a.m. Eastern to December 4 at 2:45 a.m. will gain access to the Toasty Roast Emote.

Fortnite Fracture goes live on December 3, 2022.

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