Fortnite's Galactus Event took place Tuesday, treating players to a spectacle before leaving them hanging.
The event began with Galactus looming ever closer to the players watching in Fortnite.
"Beware!" Galactus intoned. "I hunger!" Lightning crackled around him before he smashed the Avenger's ship with a swing of his arm. Iron Man appeared in time to save all the falling players, handing them each a jetpack to survive the fall. Galactus then began to absorb the energy from the planet through his massive hands. He pulled the Zero Point out of the ground and started to consume it, prompting Iron Man to start the next phase of the Avengers' defense plan.
Next players appeared in their own personal Battle Buses filled with explosives, viewing the world in first-person. Players piloted the Battle Buses and shot down scores of drones as they moved in to blow up Galactus himself.
When Galactus noticed the player's bus, Thor appeared to help pilot around the World Eater's swinging arms into a trench not unlike the trenches of the Death Star. Wolverine appeared on the front of the bus and destroyed a bunch of drones, allowing the player to fly directly into Galactus's face. Galactus unwittingly proceeded to suck up the billions of buses Iron Man had outfitted with explosives.
When the fleet of buses exploded in Galactus, he dematerialized completely, falling out of existence. The screen faded to black, then came back on a shot of Jonesy waking up from having passed out on the floor. Other characters ran around him just off-screen, and an alarm was ringing.
After that, a screen appeared saying the story would continue in Season 5, set to begin in eight hours.
It's unclear how the map has been affected by Galactus's interference and subsequent defeat. Epic Games will likely reveal whatever changes it has planned when the event picks up again. Preliminary numbers suggest more than 1.5 million people watched the event on Twitch alone.