Epic Games have announced a brand new contest for their popular Fortnite: Battle Royale game.
Called 'Fortnite Blockbuster,' the contest invites players to put their filmmaking skills to the test and produce a superhero movie using footage they obtain from the in-game replay feature.
Seeing that Season 4 has been filled with a variety of superhero-like characters and skins, coupled with the numerous movie sets that have been added across the map, the premise of 'Fortnite Blockbuster' aligns perfectly with major themes found in the game.
The replay system has been a massive success, and its complex and advanced features, coupled with strong creative ability, should result in some superbly produced Fortnite films.
Starting from the 10 AM ET on July 2nd, the contest is scheduled to run until July 11th at 11:59 PM ET, with all entries needing to be submitted during that period.
According to the official announcement from Epic, all submissions must be original and only include personal gameplay. As for music, contestants can only use royalty free audio, which can be found on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music.
All submissions must be uploaded to YouTube, have #FortniteBlockbuster in the title, and then subsequently emailed to [email protected] with the subject line #FortniteBlockbuster, along with their full name and Epic ID.
On July 24th, the grand prize winner and five other finalists will be announced, and will receive the following prizes:
Films must be at least 1 minute, but cannot exceed 5 minutes in length. All submitted work will be judged based on the following three different criteria:
The full rules for Fortnite Blockbuster can be viewed here, and the official announcement in its entirety can be viewed below:
By The Fortnite Team
Lights, camera, superhero action!
Every hero needs a story and we invite you to show us yours. Put your filmmaking skills to the test to write and direct the ultimate Season 4 superhero flick.
Use the Fortnite replay system and a little in-game movie set magic to make a blockbuster hit highlighting the heroes of Season 4 and their adventures.
Submit your creations for a chance to have your film featured in-game on the Risky Reels screen for all of the Fortnite community to see, a poster for your film in the Fortnite world, V-Bucks, and more!
NOTE: Your submission must be original and can only include personal gameplay and royalty free audio.
Youtube provides royalty free music that anyone can use: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
The contest begins July 2 @10am ET and runs until July 11 @11:59pm ET. All entries must be submitted during the contest period. You can see the full rules here. Share your submission on social and support other creators using #FortniteBlockbuster.
Once the contest ends, we’ll review all of the submitted films and announce the winners on July 24. Selected winners will receive the following:
Upload a video to YouTube and make it publicly visible and searchable. Include #FortniteBlockbuster in the title and email [email protected] with the subject line #FortniteBlockbuster. Please include your full name and Epic ID in the email so we can award your prize if you win.
NOTE: Epic may require verification through a procedure at its sole discretion.
We will be judging based on three different criteria:
Submissions must be a video that is at least 1 minute in length, but no longer than 5 minutes. Your submission must be original and can only include personal gameplay and royalty free audio. Your film cannot feature any voice-over narrative or on-screen text. Submissions must have #FortniteBlockbuster in the title.