An increasing number of online multiplayer games are opting for “one-time only” events on their maps along with bizarre in-game phenomenon. All these events are also more immersive and a natural evolution from weekly raids. The reason to hold these events is to ensure continued engagement and activity in the game and to avoid any monotony.
Fortnite just concluded its second “ever can’t-miss live” event. According to Forbes, this event acted like “a sequel” to the rocket launch that “tore open” rifts in the sky of the game world. The rocket launch in Season 4 of the game acted as the first “one-time-only events”. The report stated that as part of the event, the purple Cube that was rolling and floating around the game map for almost the entire season. As part of the event, the cube exploded after it started pulsing and glowing. The interesting thing to note here is that the explosion “teleported” all the gamers to a different dimension.
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Moments after that a butterfly appeared around all the players with wings made up of rifts, the game turned into a single long “cutscene” where the butterflies landed the gamers on their hand while transporting back to the regular map.
As pointed out in the report, this event has allowed the developers to make some changes in the game map to hopefully make the overall experience more intuitive.