Not too long ago, Epic Games added an Ice Sphere in the sky above Polar Peak in its wildly successful multiplayer sandbox survival shooter, Fortnite Battle Royale, leading many players to wonder exactly what the object's purpose was. Now, the mystery has been unveiled, as the Ice Sphere has exploded, creating an ice storm that has covered the entire map in snow and brought droves of ice zombies along with it.
All of this took place live as an in-game event in Fortnite Battle Royale, for once the Ice Sphere was blasted open, it freed the Ice King, who then then summoned a giant, ethereal version of himself to cast a winter storm spell affecting the whole map. Not only is the entire playing field now covered in snow and littered with ice zombie minions, but also there's an eerie fog that permeates the air, making it a little bit more difficult to see and keep track of opponents in the distance.
For those unaware, this is far from the first instance of Fortnite holding a live in-game event, as Epic has previously hosted such moments as the Cube event that altered Leaky Lake, the situation involving the meteor strike that turned Dusty Depot into Dusty Divot, and more. The incorporation of zombies isn't a new phenomenon either, as the developer added the creatures for a limited time during the game's Halloween event, Fortnitemares 2018.
Taking everything here into consideration, it's great to see Epic continually coming up with new ideas to bring people together for shared experiences in Fortnite, especially when they involve changing the entire map. For not only does it give fans something to discuss in regards to what could happen next season, but also it provides them with fresh content on a regular basis that causes them to keep coming back for more, which has undoubtedly helped Epic generate a huge amount of revenue with the game.
Fortnite is available now in early access for Android, iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One.