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Epic Games Announce New ‘Fall Skirmish’ Competition Series Featuring $10 Million Prize Pool

Published: 10/Sep/2018 18:10

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games have announced a brand new competition series called ‘Fall Skirmish,’ the second ever developer-supported esports competition for Fortnite Battle Royale.

The announcement came via a post on the Fortnite Twitter page on September 10. The competition will feature a massive prize pool of $10 million and be played over the course of six weeks.

The weather may be cooling down, but the battle is heating up. Fall Skirmish starts soon, with $10,000,000 awarded across 6 weeks. Stay tuned for major details dropping later this week!

The Fall Skirmish will follow the recently concluded Summer Skirmish, which was played over a period of eight weeks and featured an $8 million prize pool, 1.5 of which was awarded during a finale tournament at PAX West. 

As of now, it is unclear how similar this series will be to its Summer counterpart, which focused its player-base around big name content creators, pro players, and those who performed will in the ‘Showdown’ in-game events.

It will also be interesting to see whether Epic Games will have a set format for this Skirmish, or if they will continue testing out new formats, as they did with the previous series, which featured a different scoring and play format virtually every week.

It is worth noting that the Fall Skirmish will feature a larger prize pool awarded over the course of a shorter period of time than the Summer Skirmish. 

The Fortnite community will have to wait for all of these questions, and more, to be answered when Epic reveal more information about the Fall Skirmish later this week. 

However, one thing that is for certain is that Epic are delivering more competitive events, which they promised they would do in the August edition of their ‘State of Development.’


When is Halo coming to Fortnite? Skin release date, Winterfest, more

Published: 5/Dec/2020 14:09

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leaker has hinted at when the Halo skin and limited-time mode should be released, but the exact day is still slightly shrouded in mystery. 

Crossovers in Fortnite have been great for fans who want to combine two of their favorite things. In the past, we’ve seen everything from Batman to Stranger Things to a full-blown Marvel-themed season. 

In Chapter 2, Season 5, two more crossovers have joined the battle royale party. The Mandalorian from Star Wars is one of the battle pass skins, while Kratos from God of War has also released as a part of a cosmetics bundle. 

Leaks have suggested that more and more crossovers are coming, with Halo seemingly being the next one to arrive – bringing a Master Chief skin, as well as a few other cosmetics too. 

The Mandalorian bounty challenges fortnite
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Mando and The Child are in Fortnite Season 5.

Leaks have also claimed that there will be a Halo-themed, Red vs Blue limited-time mode – somewhat similar to the Marvel Endgame LTM where players were either part of the Avengers or Thanos’ army of minions. 

With Kratos getting his moment in the spotlight as of now, fans are desperate to know when Master Chief and the Halo crossover will take his place. 

Well, according to Fortnite leaker FNBRUnreleased, the Halo crossover is set to happen when the V15.10 update is released. As of writing, there is no concrete date for that, but it shouldn’t be too far away either.

When is Fortnite’s v15.10 update and Winterfest?

The V15.10 update would also, likely, be the patch to bring in the Winterfest celebrations back to Fortnite, so, we’d probably see some map changes too with more snow on the map. 

Last year, Winterfest started on December 18, which was a Wednesday. If Epic Games opt for a similar date this year, we could maybe see it around December 16-17, as they fall on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Ultimately, that is up to Epic, and we’ll just have to wait until they release an update, but hopefully, it won’t be too far away.