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Fortnite unvaults three weapons to kick off 14 Days of Summer event

Published: 25/Jun/2019 13:12 Updated: 25/Jun/2019 15:25

by David Purcell


Epic Games appear to have thrown caution to the wind and unvaulted three weapons in Fortnite Battle Royale to kick off the 14 Day of Summer event. 

The game developers released the v9.30 content update on June 25, where they confirmed that the previously leaked event was being set live in the battle royale game mode. 

Patch notes stated that players could look forward to getting their hands on several weapons that have been tied down in the vault, each being released for a 24-hour period – with the first set to be the LMG. However, it looks like three weapons are here to stay, and aren’t going to be part of the event. 

Epic Games14 Days of Summer doesn’t seem to be going to plan…

Members of the game’s online community have been a little confused by the way the items have returned, though. One user, MarcTheSharc1119, posted to the Fortnite BR subreddit, showing an LMG, Pump Shotgun, Suppressed SMG, and Revolver all featuring in their inventory. 

Each of these weapons were included in the v9.30 patch notes and have been added back to the game, not as part of the event. The notes also explicitly state that each day will feature “a weapon unvaulted for 24 hours only.”

By bringing back vaulted weapons with the latest patch, some fans thought Epic Games had made the mistake of unvaulting some of the 14 Days of Summer weapons and items early, ahead of the development team’s long-awaited summer break. 

Has everything been unvaulted in Fortnite for the 14 Days of Summer event? It looks that way.

The in-game news feed states: “Each day we’re bringing back a vaulted weapon for one day only! Today’s weapon is the LMG,” according to an image posted to Twitter by serial leaker Lucas7Yoshi. 

Since that was posted to the news screen, many Fortnite players – such as Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman – have spotted that much more than just the LMG have escaped the vault.  

With a whole host of weapons and items already locked away in the Fortnite vault, fans will be waiting to see what exactly the 14 Days of Summer will have in store for them. 

Who knows, even the Infinity Blade could come back! 

Last updated on June 25, 2019 at 11:25 am (EST). 


Epic confirms Fortnite World Cup 2021 has been canceled

Published: 5/Dec/2020 5:55

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Epic Games has confirmed that they have “no plans” for any live events next year, including Fortnite World Cup 2021, all but canceling the event. It’s something many fans expected but still feared, even though most understand it’s necessary.

Fortnite’s competitive scene is one of many that have been rocked in 2020. It was something nobody anticipated or expected, at least, in terms of how severe an impact it would have on the world.

Unfortunately, we’re not out of the woods yet, and that means there’s still a spanner in the works. Epic Games has decided it’s still too risky to host live events anytime soon.

They’ve opted to cancel all live events in 2021, including the Fortnite World Cup. They laid it all out in their latest blog post.

Epic Games Fortnite World Cup Canceled 2021
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The Fortnite World Cup is the premier event in the Fortnite competitive scene.

“Our intent is to eventually hold global in-person tournaments again, but our priority for any such event is the health and safety of our players and staff,” they said. It’s a sentiment that other organizations have shared.

“With so much still unknown about what is practical and safe, we do not plan to hold in-person events in 2021, including a Fortnite World Cup,” they added. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any competitions at all.

“We will continue to provide online competitions throughout 2021 with the hopes that physical events, in some form, can return at some point in the future,” they said. 

It’s crazy to think that we might still be a year away from seeing LAN esports events again. However, it’s a sensible decision given the circumstances.

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Fortnite fans will need to wait at least another year before seeing a LAN tournament.

It’s bittersweet news for fans and players around the world. They’d love to see competitive LAN events in the Fortnite scene once again.

But at the same time, it’s good to know that Epic Games has everyone’s best interests at heart. They aren’t willing to risk anything, which is nice.