After initially announcing compensation for the 14 Days of Fortnite event snafu, Epic Games have now announced that they will be bringing back the entirety of the event.
The 14 Days of Fortnite event ran through the new year and gave players a chance to unlock special items and take part in new and returning LTMs during each day of the event.
It was originally announced that the challenges would still be live after the end of the event to give players a chance to catch up on any items they might have missed during the holidays, but once the 14th day ended, players were shocked to see all of the challenges had gone.
On January 2, Epic Games announced that they would be issuing the final reward, the Equalizer Glider, to any player who completed any challenged during the event.
After further discussion, however, Epic has now made the announcement that the entire event will be returning next week to give players the chance at obtaining any items they might have missed along the way.
We communicated an incorrect end date for the 14 Days of Fortnite event and didn’t feel the Equalizer Glider compensation was the right approach.
We’ve decided to bring back this event next week through January 15 at 3 AM ET(0800 UTC).
More Details: https://t.co/zOGmL3vDtj
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) January 4, 2019
The event will start “early next week,” presumably along with the v7.10 update #3 on January 8, and run through January 15 at 12am PST / 3am EST / 8am UTC.
In addition to the challenges, Epic Games also stated that some of the LTMs that released during the event would be making a return, as well.
For players who might have completed some of the challenges, but no others, Community Manager Sean ‘MrPopoTFS’ Hamilton has offered a key clarification.
Players who have already completed all 14 Days of Fortnite Challenges will retain all rewards they earned.
For any who only completed some of the Challenges – Any Challenges you did complete will remain completed.
Progress will be reset for any Challenges that were incomplete.
— Sean Hamilton (@MrPopoTFS) January 4, 2019
Be sure to check out our official guide on all 14 of the challenges for the event to prepare for its return next week!
You can read Epic’s full statement on the matter below:
UPDATE ON 14 DAYS OF FORTNITE
By The Fortnite Team
We communicated an incorrect end date for the 14 Days of Fortnite event and did not feel the Equalizer Glider compensation was the right approach. After further discussion, we’ve decided to bring back this event early next week through January 15 at 3 AM ET(0800 UTC). We’ll also be enabling some of the most popular Limited Time Modes that were available during the event.
Players who were unable to complete those Challenges will be able to earn all of the rewards they may have initially missed out on. All Challenges will be available to complete for the entire duration of the event. Unfortunately, progress on partially completed challenges has to be reset.
Thanks so much for your patience and understanding!
Source – Epic Games