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Fortnite Zero Crisis Live Event: When is USA and UK Official Start Time

When is the Fortnite live event time?

By Peter Hunt Szpytek

March 15, 2021

Still one of the most popular games in the world, Fortnite is heading into a new season with the Zero Crisis live event.

As we get closer and closer to March 16, the official start of the Zero Crisis live event, Fortnite fans are anxiously awaiting for the floodgates to open.

The official Fortnite Twitter account tweeted out a link to their stream of the Zero Crisis story cinematic this morning which can be found right here:

Here’s a breakdown of when the Fortnite event goes live throughout the USA and the UK and how to know when to watch it.

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Fortnite Live Event Time USA

The event is scheduled to be going live on Tuesday, March 16, but depending on where you are in the US it’ll be happening at different times. Unfortunately for all of us, no matter where you live, it’s going to premiere early tomorrow morning. On the West Coast, the video goes live at 1 a.m. PDT, in the Midwest, it goes up at 3 a.m. CST, and on the East Coast, it will premiere at 4 a.m. EDT. Not totally convenient for our sleep schedules, but there will be plenty of other people up celebrating and watching the event.

  • UPDATE: THE EVENT IS NOW LIVE.

Fortnite Live Event Time UK

Luckily, the event is going live globally at the exact same time. For those in the UK, however, they won’t need to stay up super later or wake up incredibly early (depending on how you look at it.) In UK time, the Zero Crisis event starts at 8 a.m. GMT. While still in the morning, it’s definitely a much more manageable time than the 4 a.m. alarm in NYC.

  • UPDATE: THE EVENT IS NOW LIVE.

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Peter Hunt Szpytek

Peter is from Chicago. He's played more JRPG's than he can count despite being not totally great at them and you can usually find him on the weekends dropping hot in Apex Legends. When not holding a controller, he's at the gym trying to get in shape for his next cosplay.

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