Fortnite Event Reveals New Ocean Storm Design, Entity Controlling the Fortnite Island

The Fortnite event leading into Chapter 2 Season 3 took place today at 2 p.m. ET, bringing with it a massive change to the map.
The Fortnite event leading into Chapter 2 Season 3 took place today at 2 p.m. ET, bringing with it a massive change to the map. | Photo by Epic Games

The Fortnite event leading into Chapter 2 Season 3 took place today at 2 p.m. ET, bringing with it a massive change to the map. The storm has been replaced by a massive wall of water.

Fortnite players and fans alike have been waiting for Season 3 for weeks after it was delayed three separate times. Now, the event leading into Season 3 has finally taken place, and it changed the way Fortnite will be played forever.

Fortnite Event Reveals New Ocean Storm Design

The event kicked off with purple and gold towers shooting up from the ground, including a massive tower with the Doomsday Device on top in the middle of the map. Bolts of lightning shot between the spires, causing players to start floating and a flash of light which led into cut scenes in which a player's character was in an office with Jonesy talking about the event on the phone.

The cut scenes seemed to reveal that the map is a simulation controlled by an omnipotent being who has some sort of relationship with Jonesy. The event hinted that this being is responsible for the changes to the map, and whatever else goes on in the Fortnite universe.

After the final cut scene, the Battle Bus was shown floating over the new map, where the storm has been replaced by a massive wall of water full of fish, boats, and other landmarks from around the old map. If players enter the new ocean storm, they swim instead of walking.

Overall, the event was visually stunning and the new storm will change the way players strategize in the game. Devs at Epic Games will have to continue pumping out interesting content throughout Season 3 to build off the momentum they gained from the event.