Fortnite celebrates the New Year with FOURTEEN fireworks dotted around the map
- Fireworks are located in three separate locations around the map
- Gamers will find the red and white stripped fireworks stuck in the ground
- They can not be used as a weapon and fizzle in the air before exploding
- Fortnite was voted 'Game of the year' for 2018 and broke several records
Fortnite is bringing in the new year with a bang as users discover a series of 14 firework displays scattered around the map.
It it believed there are three regions around the Fortnite world where the explosive items can be found.
Gamers can spot and set off the red and white stripped fireworks which are stuck in the ground at a jaunty angle.
Fortnite has been a 2018 phenomenon and won 'Game of the year' in November, beating out competition from PUBG and Red Dead Redemption.
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Gamers will find the red and white stripped fireworks stuck in the ground at a jaunty angle. The fireworks are located in coastal regions and it is reported they fizzle and pop up high in the air (pictured)
One set of fireworks is believed to at the northerly spot called The Block, which is known as the houses.
This region was previously known as Risky Reels.
A second location can be found to the north east of the Wailing Woods. More are also available at the opposite side of the map in the Desert biome.
The fireworks are located in coastal regions and they fizzle and pop up high in the air before exploding.
This is not as dramatic as many of Fortnite's other notable events, such as the demise of Kevin the cube in which each player received their own cut scene with slowed down time, levitation and a mysterious butterfly.
The New Year event marks the end of one of the most successful for a single game in history.
Fortnite is now available across all major platforms, including: Sony PS4, Windows PC, Xbox One, iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch.
In the 90 days after launching on iOS, the developer behind the hugely-successful title pocketed £72 million ($100 million).
It it believed there are three regions with the explosive displays around the Fortnite world in each of the four regions. One set of fireworks is believed to be to the north of a region known as The Block. The others are in Wailing Woods and the Desert biome (pictured)
The New Year event marks the end of one of the most successful for a single game in history. Fortnite is now available across all major platforms, including: Sony PS4, Windows PC, Xbox One, iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch
The survival shooter quickly climbed the ranks of the top 10 free iOS apps following its launch on the platform, beating the likes of Snapchat, Facebook and WhatsApp.
Fortnite was also the most downloaded app on iPad in the weeks after its release.
The game costs nothing to download and play, but does offer a plethora of in-app purchases. These include skins, dance moves and accessories.
The most expensive in-app item is £99.99 ($130).
WHAT IS FORTNITE? THE FREE TO PLAY GAME LAUNCHED IN 2017 AND HAS TAKEN THE WORLD BY STORM
Fortnite is a game that originally launched as a disk back in July 2017 and was then turned into a free-to-download game by its developer, Epic Games, in September.
There are three forms of the game: 'Battle Royale', 'Save The World' and 'Playground'.
Save the world is the original form of the game and is currently not available to play as part of the free-to-download game, instead it comes as part of a £30 ($40) extra.
It is a co-op mode with a story that's playable solo or online with friends.
Fortnite is a battle royale-style survival shooter where players create a superhero avatar and compete against each other on a dystopian island
Users compete in teams of up to three to complete a variety of missions.
It is rumoured that the game will be added to the free-to-play version of the game in the future.
Whilst Save The World may be the original version of the game, its sister mode is by far the most popular.
Battle Royale is a game of survival where players create a superhero avatar and compete against each other on a dystopian island.
Each game, or 'match' as each competition is known, starts with 100 players.
The aim of the game is to be the last one standing. Users can form allegiances and play in small groups.
To enable this and the interactive experience, the game allows completely open communication between players.
Inspired by the Hunger Games novels and films, gamers search for weapons to help them survive.
Armed with quirky weapons and amusing dances, the game has swept across the gaming world, with children flocking to it.
While there is no exact figure on how many children play Fortnite, the game has so far pulled in an audience of over 125 million players.
Playground is the latest addition to the game and is a consequence free mode with more loot and unlimited respawning to allow players to get creative.
It involved groups of up to four people working as a team and the players can hone their skills as the practise in advance of entering Battle Royale where they will face better players.
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