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How to watch Fortnite’s The Device end-of-season event

Will Midas’ machine break the storm?

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Fortnite’s Midas stands looking at a diving suit with the Device behind him Image: Epic Games
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Fortnite Chapter 2 season 2 is finally about to come to an end, and a new event will mark the occasion. The event is called The Device, and while we don’t know too much about it, it promises to radically change the Fortnite island, and you’ll want to be there to witness it.

The Device itself appears to be the glowing orb that sits in Midas’ base. While Midas first seemed to be a spy and the head of The Agency — also a skin in the battle pass — it turns out he has grander ambitions and plans to use the Device on the Fortnite island.

While we don’t know exactly what this doomsday Device might actually do, we do have a hint at what the fallout might look like. Twice, Epic Games tweeted about whether or not the machine will “break the Storm,” which apparently is his ultimate goal.

It’s impossible to say whether destroying the Storm will save the Fortnite island or doom it. Whatever the result, it’s hard not to notice in the photo posted to social media that Midas is staring at a diving suit of some kind, which implies that he thinks much of the map might be underwater in the very near future.

Whatever the case, you can tune into Fortnite’s The Device event starting at 2 p.m. ET on Monday, June 15. As with past events, players can show up 30 minutes early and hop into the event to ensure they don’t run into any matchmaking issues. In fact, according to Epic’s tweets, space for the event is “limited,” so showing up early is probably a good idea — even if we don’t exactly know why space would be limited.

The Device marks the end of Fortnite Chapter 2 season 2, which was already longer than anyone would have anticipated. The season has been delayed a few times, first to ensure it was ready and, two weeks ago, due to the police killing of George Floyd and the protests against police brutality all around the United States.

Fortnite Chapter 2 season 3 is set to begin on Wednesday, June 17.

Update: According to a tweet from Fortnite’s status Twitter account, the event reached its full capacity just a few minutes after going live. So, if you aren’t in yet, you’ll have to stick to streaming the event.

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