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Fortnite introduces brand new NFL Rumble LTM just in time for Super Bowl weekend

Published: 2/Feb/2019 1:48 Updated: 2/Feb/2019 1:57

by Alan Bernal

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In celebration of Super Bowl weekend, Fortnite Battle Royale has come out with a new NFL Rumble Limited Time Mode themed after the big game. 

Fortnite has a long history of incredible collaborations with huge entities like Disney, Marvel, the artist Marshmello, and are now back with a renewed mash up with the National Football League.

Fortnite reintroduced NFL outfits to the in-game shop on January 28 but are now launching an LTM to further celebrate the big game on February 3.

Epic GamesThe partnership between the two entities might be odd for players who aren’t familiar with the sport, but that’s kind of the point.

NFL Rumble takes two teams with 20 players on each side to wage all out war to see who can get to the 100-kill mark the fastest.

In the mode, teams will represent one of the two sides that will be competing in Super Bowl LIII. Even if a player doesn’t own the skin, the mode will still fit them in New England Patriots or Los Angeles Rams gear to take down the other side.

Moreover if players visit the item shop on February 2 at 4:00 PM PT / 7:00PM ET, they can pick up a free Pigskin Toy to prep for the annual game.

Epic GamesThe NFL season is almost over, but football madness is just getting started in Fortnite.

The NFL has been making a bigger push to break into the gaming market with recent Madden 19 tournaments, a new Super Bowl commercial with popular Twitch streamer Ninja, and now this LTM in Fortnite.

The LTM is a perfect springboard for players to get an interest for the Sunday game, or just have a chaotic blast with a new Fortnite mode.

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Epic confirms Fortnite World Cup 2021 has been canceled

Published: 5/Dec/2020 5:55

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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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.

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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.