"Fortnite" became famous for its special events in the game, many of which coincide with the real world holidays. Thus, of course the game has its own New Year event going on, full of drop ball and fireworks for when the clock hit at midnight.
But "Fortnite" has a global player base with more than 200 million players around the world; which means players in different time zones will see the new year at different times. "Forty" creator Epic Games came up with a simple solution, the new Fortune ball will fall at the peak of every hour to be considered midnight in all 24 time zones around the world.
However, some players who spent the early hours of New Year's Eve playing the Fortune were shocked to see that the fireworks arrive early for their time zone. When the ball falls into Fortune, players are forced to dance for a few seconds, making the moment impossible to ignore. Several players rushed to social media to announce that the Fortnight celebration of the New Year had gone early.
An honest mistake to make sure, but the Fortnite community grew with the responses to the "early" event, triggering a response from Epic Games. Co-founder and vice-president Mark Rhine gently pointed out players who believed the event was caused by the start of the error.
"Is it that you do not really understand how time zones work or do you think your is the only time zone in the world?" Rein Twitter.
Epic spokesman Nick Chester and Rein later confirmed that the event will occur every hour to publish each time zone.
We hope that the event will teach how widespread the community "Fortnite" extends and recalls that the Earth revolves around the sun, not around them.