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Fortnite's Limited Time Jetpack Event Disabled Shortly After Launch

by Camden Jones on May 25, 2018 at 02:28 PM

Epic Games disabled Fortnite's Close Encounters event about an hour after it launched. Epic announced the event's shutdown via Fortnite's official Twitter.

Epic did not specify the issue, but according to Polygon, players on the game's subreddit reported various issues with the mode.

In the Close Encounter event, jetpacks spawn frequently in chests and supply drops, and shotguns are the only weapons that spawn.

[Source: Polygon, Epic Games]

 

Our Take
Fortnite's event is off to a rocky start, but hopefully players will be able to get back to jumping around soon.