That appearance seems to have been a glitch, but it does indicate the rocket's falling somewhere.
Earlier this week, players discovered that they could set their clocks forward to July 1 and make TVs say "launch" on them.
This was done through a pod that came out of the rocket and smashed a laser into Tilted Towers.
One of the most memorable occurrences in Fortnite's history was Epic Games' decision to shake up the map in a big way by concluding the last season of the popular Battle Royale game with a meteor strike that permanently changed the map.
However, the Tilted Towers remain intact, with things getting a little unusual before the portal in the sky popped into view and started to grow.
It certainly looks like a portal, with the potential of something very large coming through from the other side.
This doesn't appear to include anything special though, and might not play a further role in the ongoing event. Unfortunately, Final Fight has attracted significant criticism in both of its variants: Teams of 20 and Teams of 12, the latter of which just went live on Wednesday.
Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia 1-0, progress into last-16
Uruguay are looking to win their first two matches of a World Cup tournament for the first time since 1954. Facing elimination, the Saudis fought hard for a goal with Hatan Bahmi getting several early chances.
This will be the first time Epic Games will incorporate a real-time game event that couldn't be seen by players after its initial introduction.
While Epic hasn't formally announced what will happen this Saturday, something else has been taking place on the island in recent days, and many Fortnite players suspect that the two are related.
Later Thursday night, a tweet revealed that more testing on matchmaking would be needed before releasing the mode again.
Fortnite 50 v 50 Down: Where is Final Fight LTM?
One will be a 50v50 mode where one team controls the big Leviathan and has to escort him to Wailing Woods or Greasy Grove.
The result was a unique experience in Fortnite, as numerous game's vast-player base stood side by side and watched the liftoff process unfold.