When is the Fortnite OG Big Bang Live Event? Start Date and How to Watch

Here's when the Fortnite OG Big Bang Event starts and how to watch it.

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Fortnite OG has made quite the splash, so it’s going out in style. Epic is known for bringing the community together to share one-of-a-kind in-game events, and the upcoming Big Bang event is no different. Here’s when the Fortnite OG Big Bang live event starts and how to watch it.

When is the Fortnite OG Big Bang Live Event? Answered

Fortnite OG has brought the community back to record-breaking numbers, so the season isn’t going to go out quietly. While we’ve been enjoying the nostalgia of a blast to the past, the anticipation of what’s to come next is keeping us on our toes.

The Big Bang event will bring Chapter 5 Season 1 to the island with a splash. You can watch the event in-game on December 2, 2023, at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST. In preparation for the event, all Epic-made game modes will be offline for maintenance starting at 12 p.m. EST/9 a.m. PST on December 2, 2023.

Rapper Eminem looking down at the camera with a purple blast behind him.
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How to Watch and Join the Big Bang Event

With the Big Bang right around the corner, you’ll want to know how to tune in on the day of. You can join the event up to 30 minutes beforehand by heading to the Battle Royale tile in the Discover menu. If you’re like me and prefer to party with friends, you’re in luck. You can invite up to four friends to squad up for the event and load in together. If you’re a busy bee and find yourself AFK during the event, you can easily tune in via the Fortnite cloud streaming with Xbox Cloud Gaming, NVIDIA GeForce Now, and Amazon Luna.

What is the Fortnite Big Bang Event?

The Big Bang event is confirmed to feature Eminem, along with some other rumored features that highlight what’s in store for Chapter 5 Season 1. Reliable leakers have stated that the event will also feature LEGO, Rhythm Mode, and Racing Mode, so there’s plenty of fun to go around. I’m eagerly anticipating it, and we’ll know more very soon.

That’s all there is to know about when the Big Bang event starts in Fortnite and how to watch it. Stay tuned with us for more, and if you’re looking for tips and tricks for the waning hours of the OG season, head over to our guides hub here.

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