Fortnite players are trying to get abducted by Chapter 2: Season 7's alien invaders.
The abductions started on Tuesday, June 1, a full week ahead of the launch of Season 7. According to player videos, aliens pick up unsuspecting players using a bright beam of light that seems to appear out of nowhere. The beam lifts players up off the ground and drops them somewhere else on the map. The drop location is completely random—meaning players can go from exploring Weeping Woods alone to being dropped in the middle of a four-way firefight.
How to Get Abducted in Fortnite
At the time of writing, there is no proven method to get yourself abducted by the alien visitors in Fortnite. There have been previous claims of higher chances in certain locations. However, as we are now entering day three of the pre-season event, such ideas have been debunked.
The aliens choose people to take into their ship completely at random. There is no extra outlying factor that can artificially increase a player's chances. Put simply: it's a game of luck—for better or worse.
The best bet is to simply increase the chances one could be abducted. Obviously, this just means joining more lobbies and playing more matches. It's not as though someone can be abducted while browsing their locker, after all.
Chapter 2: Season 7 is scheduled to kick off on Tuesday, June 8.