Epic Games Announces the 2018-19 Competitive Season for Fortnite, Including the 2019 World Cup Event - Dexerto

Epic Games Announces the 2018-19 Competitive Season for Fortnite, Including the 2019 World Cup Event

Published: 13/Jun/2018 1:09 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by DG Goldstein


Epic Games officially announced the 2018-2019 competitive season for Fortnite: Battle Royale, including the 2019 World Cup Event.

On Tuesday, June 12th, Epic Games announced how the previously revealed $100 million prize pool for the 2018-2019 season will be used for competitions around the world.

The developer will be supporting ‘community organized events, online events, and major organized competitions’ that will focus on Solos and Duos, however, it is stated that opportunites for ‘squad’ competition may be coming soon.

Epic Games also announced the 2019 Fortnite ‘World Cup,’ with qualifiers beginning in Fall of 2018. The ‘World Cup’ will be based on merit, and the developer will not be selling teams or franchises.

More information can be found below from the official Epic Games announcement, along with a video breaking down the 2018-2019 season.

Announcing the 2018-2019 Fortnite Competitive Season

“We’ll be supporting community organized events, online events, and major organized competitions all over the world, where anyone can participate, and anyone can win. Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers begin in Fall 2018, and culminate in the first Fortnite World Cup in late 2019. Whether you’re in the competition or watching at home, we want this to be fun for everyone.

What about the specifics? The $100,000,000 will be split between many events at different levels of competition around the globe. Fortnite World Cup play will focus on Solos and Duos, but there’ll be plenty of opportunities to squad-up in competition, too.

This is for you, the players. Qualifications for the Fortnite World Cup will be based on merit. Epic will not be selling teams or franchises, and won’t allow third-party leagues to do so either.

Rules, Player Code of Conduct, specifics about platforms and Fall 2018 schedule are on the way. If you’re interested in learning more about Fortnite competitive play sign up here. Stay tuned for more!”

Announcement Video

Source: Epic Games


Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett


The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
Epic Games
Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.