Epic Games have been forced to make changes to the Fortnite Battle Royale Secret Skirmish just 24 hours before its set to kick off.
When the Secret Skirmish was first announced, Epic had revealed that there would be four competitions played in total – one Solos, one Duos, and two secret tournaments for which the details had not been disclosed.
However, on February 13, Epic Games announced that the two additional competitions they had planned for the Skirmish will not be played due to technical issues.
“Unfortunately, after testing on-site, we ran into technical issues that prevent us from holding these bonus competitions with the confidence needed to produce the show,” Epic stated. “We are removing the secret evening “operations” from the original schedule, and will continue with the Solos and Duos competition as planned.”
This means that the Secret Skirmish will now be solely composed of the Solos and Duos tournaments, the former to be played on February 14 and the latter on February 15.
The $25,000 total in prize money designated for the additional competitions will be reallocated into the Duos prize pool, which now sits at $100,000. The prize pool for the Solos competition remains at a whopping $400,000.
Epic never announced any details about those “secret” additional competitions, and it’s unclear whether they will ever reveal them, considering that they’ve now been cancelled.
When announcing this change of schedule, Epic did say that these tournaments were going to be non-Battle Royale competitions that were meant to “illustrate more competitive options in the Fortnite competitive ecosystem.”
With so many prominent content creators and pro players participating in this Skirmish, many were speculating that Epic were planning on having them test out new competitive features still in their experimental phase.
You can check out all of the details for the $500,000 competition, including the scheduling, confirmed players, streams, and more, by visiting our dedicated Secret Skirmish hub.
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