The Big Bang Event: A New Beginning for Fortnite on December 2

The Fortnite Team

Something big’s about to happen.

Jump into The Big Bang — Fortnite’s next live event — on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 2 PM ET! This event marks a new beginning for Fortnite and features an appearance by Eminem.

Fortnite The Big Bang Live Event

How to Join the Event

  • The Big Bang is a Fortnite event starting Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 2 PM ET. The experience will be available in the Battle Royale tile in Discover 30 minutes prior, so you can jump in before the event starts to gear up with any of your cosmetics.

  • Invite your friends: the event supports parties of up to four players!

  • Won’t be near a dedicated gaming device during the event? The Xbox Cloud Gaming, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, and Amazon Luna services let you play Fortnite via cloud streaming on your computer or mobile device! 

Keep the event center stage in your memory — all players who attend the event will receive the The Big Bang Loading Screen:

Fortnite The Big Bang Loading Screen

It’s a whole new world out there.

With downtime for v28.00 starting at 11:30 PM ET on December 2, content creators and players looking to relive the event should take steps to record and archive their experience.

Fortnite Experiences: Availability and Downtime

To prepare for The Big Bang, Fortnite experiences made by Epic will be disabled starting 12 PM ET on December 2. Creator-made experiences will remain enabled until downtime for Fortnite v28.00 starts at 11:30 PM ET.

Watch Eminem… as Eminem!

Wondering what to wear for the event? The new Rap Boy, Slim Shady, and Marshall Never More Outfits (and matching accessories) will be in the Item Shop for several days starting Wednesday, November 29, at 7 PM ET. Show off new looks from the Icon Series!

Fortnite Rap Boy, Slim Shady, and Marshall Never More Outfits

Own the Marshall Never More Outfit? Heat it up — if you attend The Big Bang, you’ll unlock the Marshall Magma Style for the Outfit! You’ll unlock this Style whether you purchase the Outfit before or after attending.

Fortnite Marshall Magma Style of the Marshall Never More Outfit

The Big Bang Content Creation

Content creators in the Support-A-Creator (SAC) program will be able to host VOD content from The Big Bang event on YouTube and monetize it for seven days, and no takedown notifications should occur during this time. More info:

  • In order to monetize their The Big Bang content, SAC members need to link their YouTube and Support-A-Creator accounts.

  • IMPORTANT: When uploading the content to YouTube, be sure to upload it as Unlisted or Public. If you upload the video as Private, it is possible you could receive a monetization claim on your video.

  • For uploading the content on other platforms, refer to the channel’s platform policies for tips on how to avoid copyright strikes.

Not in SAC? Don’t worry, you can still share your highlights from the experience. However, you will not be able to monetize this content on YouTube.

Please note: For Twitch creators streaming The Big Bang, we cannot prevent your VODs or clips from getting flagged by third-party copyright detection systems. The general recommendation is to disable VODs/clips for the duration of the event. For more information, see Twitch’s DMCA & Copyright FAQs help page.

This event has flashing lights. If you have a history of photosensitivity, seizure, loss of awareness, or other conditions linked to an epileptic condition, consult a doctor before entering. 

Even if you do not have a history, you may still experience severe dizziness, seizures, epileptic seizures, or blackouts triggered by lights, flashes, or patterns while participating in this experience. IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE if you experience any discomfort.