Fortnite’s Kevin the Cube is certainly not short on drama. Not only did he cause this whole Fortnitemares malarky by dropping monster-spawning cube fragments all over the place, but the stress of it all seems to be getting to him. The vengeful purple polygon has been developing cracks ever since he decided to go for it and blow up the floating island, and now it seems like his time might be either at an end or ready for its biggest punctuation mark yet. Fortnitemares will be ending today, November 4, with an explosive one-time event. Here’s where, when and how to watch it all go down.
When: The event will happen today, November 4, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern United States time no matter where you are. Adjust for time zones if you’re anywhere else. In order to see it, you’ll need to be in a match at that time. So your best bet is to sign in a little bit early, but not so early as to run into a shrinking storm circle or vengeful opponents.
Where: For this event, all eyes are on Leaky Lake. You’ll want to get somewhere with a good view of the cube right in the middle, but it’s up to you where that is. If you want to see the whole thing unfold, keep your distance and maybe choose one of the hills by Pleasant Park. If you want to get right up in this event’s face, head onto one of the islands near the cube. I have no idea what will happen if you do that, but that’s sort of the fun of it.
How: This is the tricky one. First, the logistics. You won’t be able to watch the event in Playground Mode, presumably because Epic doesn’t want to overload its matchmaking with millions of individual matches. That means that there will be people gunning for you no matter which mode you choose.
Still, the rocket launch serves to remind us that people can indeed play nice, even if they’re living in a game world full of guns and rockets. What you want to do is sign in a minute or two before the event. Everyone else signing in right then is likely to want to watch the event as well, as you can roll the dice on hoping people don’t shoot you. There will be bad actors, because there are always bad actors. But even if you die, just being in the match during the event will at least give you the replay file with the event inside of it.
Your best bet will be Disco Domination, which is Fortnite’s current large-squad mode. A fast-shrinking circle means that you want to sign in as close to the event as possible while still leaving a little room for matchmaking and the staging ground.
For extra safety, a good way to do things is to jump out of the battle bus and immediately open your glider: it takes a long time to drop and you won’t get shot, plus the view of the whole island from the sky can’t be beaten.