Fortnite Season 8 Live Event: Schedule, Leaks & More

With only a few days left until the end of Chapter 2, Season 8 and the beginning of Chapter 3, what will happen at the end of Season 8? What will the live event look like? We have the answers!

Fortnite Chapter 2 Live Event
The Chapter 2 finale. | © Epic Games

Fortnite Season 8 is probably one of the most interesting seasons in a long time. We didn't have any weird aliens in Fortnite, nor OP weapons, or other weird stuff either... except for the mecha robots that returned to the island with Fortnite Patch 18.40.

Other than that, the season was pretty nice, but like all good things, it has to end sometime. Chapter 2 is ending! This end event will once again be similar to the end of Chapter 1. The Cube Queen is seemingly unstoppable, and the Seven must prove their skills to prevent her from getting her hands on Reality Zero. Get ready folks. The final Chapter 2 live event "The End" is coming soon.

When Will The Chapter 2, Season 8 Live Event Take Place?

As for the date, according to Epic Games' official website, the current season ends on December 5. Epic has confirmed that the live event will take place one day on December 4. Fortnite leaker HYPEX theorizes that we will get a longer downtime afterward and that Fortnite Chapter 3 will be released on December 7.

How Can I Participate In The Chapter 2, Season 8 Live Event?

Once the event begins, the normal Fortnite lobbies will be closed, and you will only be able to select the "The End" playlist. Don't forget to log in ahead of time, because "The End" will be made available in Fortnite 30 minutes before it starts.

The cool thing is that you can play together with your friends to fight the corruption of the tilt world. "The End" supports groups of up to 16 players to join the player quest together, so invite all your friends!

What Will Happen In The Chapter 2, Season 8 Live Event?

The plot of "The End" will pit the forces of Apollo Island against the Cube Queen, who is trying to claim Reality Zero for herself.

The Seven Phases of the Event

If you search through the leakers' tweets, you'll find some information that could refer to the final event for Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8. If this information is to be believed, there will be seven phases of the event, which is code-named "Guava":

  1. Phase: Att(ack)
  2. Phase: Bea(m)
  3. Phase: Bre(ach)
  4. Phase: Bri(dge)
  5. Phase: Esc(ape)
  6. Phase: Lob(by)
  7. Phase: Swi(rl)

The Cube Goes Wild?!

Also, we already know that the map will be almost completely conquered by the cubes in a few days, as we can see in this picture:

The map change is, of course, also the result of the Cube Queen summoning power from her pyramid in the center of the map. Running the Queen's sounds and laughter through a spectrogram produces this strange image:

It appears that the pyramid is surrounded by an electric current, shooting lightning bolts into the sky. Will this moment somehow be part of the upcoming live event? Epic Games rarely does anything by accident or out of context.

However, we'll have to wait and see exactly what the event will look like. We'll keep you updated, of course.