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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 extended: Holiday event confirmed

Published: 20/Nov/2019 11:35 Updated: 20/Nov/2019 12:02

by Calum Patterson


Epic Games have surprised the Fortnite community by announcing an extension to the first season of Chapter 2, and a new event taking inspiration from 14 Days of Fortnite.

Typically, a ‘season’ of Fortnite will last 10 weeks, sometimes with a short bit of overspill as the next season is prepared, known as ‘overtime’.

For Season 1 (of Chapter 2), there is a more significant extension in place, as Fortnite prepares a new festive event period over the Holidays.

In 2018, the ‘14 Days of Fortnite’ event was a big hit, and so we’re expecting something similar to drop for the Christmas period in 2019 too.

Epic Games

On November 20, shortly after the big v11.20 update, Epic posted a short note on their website confirming that the current season was to be extended.

“With a new year comes new beginnings! Last year we celebrated 14 Days of Fortnite over the holidays. This year we’ve got even more content for you to unwrap, including new game features, free rewards and a live experience that you won’t want to miss. To prepare for all the new holiday-themed updates, we will be extending Chapter 2’s first season into early February. Get ready for winter!”

No exact date is given, with the developer simply stating ‘early February’ as the end date for Chapter 2’s first season.

What is the Holiday Fortnite event?

They also avoid explicitly confirming the return of 14 Days of Fortnite, but hint that something similar is on the way, but this time with “even more content”.

Also confirmed is another in-game live event, presumably also Christmas themed. Some of the leaked skins from the v11.20 update were holiday-themed too, so these will possibly be part of the event.

Some Christmas-themed skins have been leaked from the v11.20 update.

In-game live events are often the biggest highlight of any season, but we’ve never had an in-game event for Christmas or the holiday season specifically.

The Winter event will presumably begind sometime in mid-December, but there’s no confirmed date yet.


Fortnite glitch lets you ‘drive’ the Battle Bus ahead of Galactus event

Published: 29/Nov/2020 12:44

by Daniel Cleary


A new glitch with the Fortnite Battle Bus has been found, letting you ‘drive’ the vehicle towards Galactus ahead of Season 4’s in-game Nexus War event.

The hype for Fortnite’s Season 4 live-action event is now starting to build, after Galactus has reappeared outside of the battle royale island ahead of the final showdown on November 30.

Nexus War will likely feature all of the superhero characters such as Wolverine, Thor, and others that have recently been added to Fortnite, as they face off against the Marvel supervillain.

Galactus in Fortnite
Epic Games
Galactus can be seen in the water outside of the Fortnite island.

It was previously hinted that, during the upcoming event, Fortnite players will also need to “join the fight” against Galactus by learning how to drive the Battle Bus and a new glitch has been found allowing players to do exactly that.

Fortnite YouTuber Glitch King has revealed a clever trick that players can do to stay in the Battle Bus after the start of a game and ‘drive’ right up to where Galactus currently rests.

The content creator explained that after entering any limited-time mode where the Battle Bus paths towards the Marvel character, you need to briefly disconnect your internet connection just before the Bus kicks you out at the end.

The Fortnite vehicle will continue to move towards Galactus with your character still inside, giving you an up-close look at the Devourer of Worlds.

While it is likely that players will have much more control of the Battle Bus when it does become a feature in the event, it can give players an early feel for what the Nexus War might look like.

As of now, it remains unclear what exactly will happen during the Nexus War event but there have been a few Fortnite leaks hinting at yet another Black Hole ending to the in-game event.

Fortnite fans won’t have to wait too much longer to find out for sure, however, with only a short while remaining until Season 4 comes to a close and the Nexus War event finally takes place.