The ‘Unvaulting’ event is set to allow players to vote on one item out of six weapons/items to return from the Vault. The start time for the event seems to have appeared inside some leaked data files.
The ‘Loot Lake’ event or ‘Unvaulting’ event will give players a chance to vote on a vaulted item to return to Fortnite. The items to choose from are all impactful and would significantly mix up the current meta.
The start time for the event has been up in the air since the final rune activation event, but new information has been uncovered by data miners.
Unvaulting event date and time leaked
Epic Games hasn’t been very clear on when the Unvaulting event will take place as no timer or countdown has appeared in-game as of yet.
Thanks to the hard work of data miners, we’re now able to give a good guess for the start date and time for the event. It’s important to remember that this is not an official Epic Games announcement.
Fortnite data miner and leaker, @ShiinaBR, managed to uncover an important text file from the v8.51 files. The line of code seems to give an accurate date and time for the Unvaulting event.
The "Unvaulting event" will take place on Saturday at 3pm ET / 12pm PDT!— ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) May 2, 2019
A new event called "UnvaultingCountdown" started yesterday when the rune appeared on the volcano and the event ends on Saturday at 3pm ET. The event will most likely occur when the countdown event ends. pic.twitter.com/wihm5OPlv1
If this is true (and we believe it is), the Unvaulting event will start at 3PM EST on May 4th, 2019.
The countdown for the event has already begun according to the code, but no in-game element currently displays this timer. The timer may activate closer to the Unvaulting event start time. Keep an eye out.
All of this is subject to change as Epic Games may shift the start times slightly. The date is probably locked in to Saturday, May 4th at this point.
The Fortnite Volcano event may or may not be tied to this event. Leaked files have suggested named locations (Tilted Towers) being destroyed, but those changes sound like they will come at the turn of the Season.
And please don't take this as a 100% confirmation. I'm just saying that the event happens then because of the information we already have. It is still possible for the event to take place at a completely different time or date.— ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) May 2, 2019
ShiinaBR does state on Twitter that the time zones for the event countdown may be different. This would push the event forward or backward depending on the time zone.
Epic Games does usually use the Eastern US time zone for all releases, so the time in the first tweet is probably correct. We’ll update you if anything changes.
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We’ll give the leak a 90% chance of being accurate. We’ll be able to confirm the accuracy of the leak once Epic releases an in-game timer.
How excited are you for the Unvaulting? Which weapon/item will you vote for? Tell us in the comments below.