“Fortnite’s” latest live event, called Fracture, threw the battle royale island into chaos Saturday. The event closed out the game’s third chapter after only four seasons, the shortest chapter so far.
The event started at 4 p.m. Eastern time and lasted over half an hour. Players who queued up early found themselves on a small island adrift in space, with a television set showing the event countdown. The event began with a cinematic showing “Fortnite” characters facing off against enemy the Herald from a fortress in the Reality Tree (more on all the lore below), only to see the Herald transform into a huge chrome monster and explode the battle royale island and set players adrift in space.