After days of teases and weeks of leaks, UFOs have finally begun abducting people in Fortnite. Tuesdays are typically update days for Epic’s huge game, but today seemed to come and go without any fanfare, patch notes, or other major milestones to note. That was the case until this evening, at least. Players have begun sharing clips of the first-ever alien abductions in Fortnite.
As you can see below, the aliens seem to appear at random and choose one person to abduct. A brilliant beam of greenlight then focuses on that player for a few seconds before they’re lifted into the air and eventually dematerialized in front of any onlookers nearby. If, like Fox Mulder, you want to believe, here’s your proof.
— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) June 2, 2021
This in-game event was leaked earlier this season but was not announced to be coming at any particular time. As is often the case, dataminers were able to tip off the community before Epic could really surprise everyone, but the arrival of UFOs still feels sudden given the lack of any official advance notice.