Fortnite Season 6 will launch with Zero Crisis Finale, the first single-player narrative experience in the game's history.
The mission launches March 16, and players will be automatically placed into it when they first log in to Fortnite in Season 6. Epic Games will also make the mission available to watch online in the near future, using a premiere system to mimic the live event format.
"When you first launch into the new season, you'll play through the conclusion of Agent Jones' mission in the Zero Crisis Finale," Epic Games said in a description of the event. "The aftermath of this event is sure to shape Reality as we know it."
Fortnite typically hosts its season-capping events as one-time-only, live events that players must crowd into at a specific time. Although those events create major spectacles, they also frequently cause technical problems to arise, making them a negative experience for players shut out of the party by server limitations and other troubles.
By making the event single-player, Epic Games should avoid the same technical difficulties. Whether it will still be able to capture the sense of communal spectacle remains to be seen.