'Fortnite' Welcomes New Ice Storm Event And Metric Tons Of Snow
Ice Storm was initially teased last week, with the appearance of a gigantic ice sphere above Polar Peak, alongside event countdowns on TV sets scattered across the game's map.
But the event began with the explosion of said sphere, which previously featured a silhouette of the cool-looking Ice King. After it blew up, the Game of Thrones-y character proceeded to make his expected appearance.
The Ice King (who players can unlock as Season 7's tier 100 Battle Pass skin), then conjured a huge, frosty version of himself. The demon-like figure copied his movements, brushed the fog away, and cast a thick layer of snow across the whole map.
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Lightning also struck at various points around the island, and Ice Legion Monsters - AKA the icy new Cube Monsters - spawned from the shards left behind.
If you can cast your minds back to Fortnitemares, Epic's spooky Halloween event, Cube Monsters introduced the game's first PvE element: they attempt to kill you, but they'll drop pretty rare loot if you get them first.
A number of strange eggs have also been found in Polar Peak's dungeon, as well as a bunker beneath where Happy Hamlet iceberg used to be [via Engadget]. There's multiple new ice-themed challenges to get stuck into, too.
What do you think about this news? Did you watch the event? Do you still play Fortnite? Let us know.
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