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Fortnite’s Big Bang Event Was an Epic Adventure That Sets Up New LEGO, Racing, and Music Games



Fortnite’s The Big Bang event has officially arrived and it served as not only an epic dimension-hopping adventure that featured a performance by Eminem, but it introduced new LEGO, Rocket League-like racing, and Guitar Hero/Rock Band-like music games headed to Fortnite.

The event began when a meteor struck the map and collided with The Zero Point. This opened up a tear in space and time that took you and everything else around you through multiple realities or dimensions.

You enter a LEGO Fortnite world where you and your team become LEGO characters and tour the world on a glider. In it, you see LEGO people building, a monstrous dragon attacking a castle, a bustling town, and so much more. Everything is made out of LEGO and the terrain is gorgeous. The ray tracing effects are in full effect and create a mesmerizing glow and it made us with we could stay longer.

Luckily, this was actually a tease for the upcoming LEGO Fortnite survival crafting game headed to Fortnite on December 7. We don’t know too much about the game mode yet, but this glimpse has us very excited.

If that wasn’t bonkers enough, you’re also dropped on top of a car in the middle of a race where Rocket League-looking cars are zipping around a track that looks like it might take place within a Fortnite map. You’re given prompts at various moments that give you limited control over the vehicle but provide a sneak peek at how the gameplay mechanics will ultimately function. Drift, boost, thrusters, air dodge, and turbo were all on display, and though control was limited it was fun while it lasted.

This new game will be called Rocket Racing and it is being built by Rocket League developer Psyonix and will debut on December 8.

Lastly, you and your squad are dropped into a music universe where Eminem appears and performs a mini-concert – similar to the Travis Scott event a few years ago. However, halfway through he grows into Godzilla proportions as, fittingly, Godzilla featuring Juice WRLD kicks in. New to this experience is a music game where, just like in Guitar Hero or Rock Band, you’re made to tap buttons in time to one of Eminem’s songs.

Fortnite Festival will be the new music game that this experience introduced us to, and it will let you and/or your friends perform on stage with “hit music by their favorite artists.” Guitar Hero and Rock Band’s Harmonix is the team behind this, and it will debut on December 9 with The Weeknd being the Music Icon for Fortnite Festival Season 1.

The Big Bang event then ended with you looking upon all these new dimensions and waiting before you and your team can once again visit these exciting worlds.

All of these festivities are leading up to the big debut of Fortnite Chapter 5: Underground, which will also see the addition of the long-awaited Peter Griffin and Solid Snake skins, a new island, weapon mods, a new train that will ride across the map, and much more.

Oh, and if you missed the event and are reading this on December 2, Fortnite is hosting “two more showings of the Big Bang after the 2pm ET show. Be sure to check back here or follow Fortnite’s Twitter to see when these new showings will be.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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