Update: The live event has now taken place – you can watch the full event if you missed it, plus a full rundown of all the changes.
Another live event has taken place in Fortnite on January 19, with the mysterious sphere of ice revealing its true purpose, with the Ice King trapped inside.
The sphere of ice appeared following the V7.20 update for Fortnite, and players later noticed that inside the sphere was the ‘Ice King’ character himself.
Markings of a clock later appeared around the sphere, indicating a countdown to yet another live event, like the previous ‘Fortnitemares’ event and the rocket launch.
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Fortnite fans were left to speculate on what exactly will happen, but the markings do at least tell us exactly what time the event would take place.
If you missed the event in game, you can watch the whole thing in the clip below, courtesy of @LeaksUltimate.
The Ice King was revealed to players, coming out as a wind-like giant, summoning a massive snow storm across the map.
It appeared the Ice King used the power of Kevin the Cube to summon the storm, as he was seen spinning a cube fragment before the event started.
A video from @FNBRHQ shows the Ice King spinning what appears to be a cube fragment inside the ice sphere.
A strange light fog had also been noticed on the Fortnite map, and this also affected the entire map following the event.
Playground mode and all LTM modes were disabled temporarily in Fortnite, so everyone would avoid missing the event by being in the wrong playlist.
You can see all map changes and ice zombie details here.