• “Fortnite” is the world’s most popular game, with 80 million players spread across the globe.
  • “Fortnite” will feature a ball drop and fireworks at the top of every hour as the New Year reaches all 24 time zones.
  • However, as the celebration began on New Year’s Eve in some time zones, players rushed to social media to report that the New Year had arrived early in “Fortnite,” prompting a response from the game’s creators.

“Fortnite” has become well known for its special in-game events, many of which coincide with real world holidays. So of course the game has its own New Year’s event going on, complete with a ball drop and fireworks for when the clock strikes midnight.

But “Fortnite” has a global player base with more than 200 million players worldwide; meaning that players in different time zones will see the new year at…