Fortnite: Leaks suggest a Special New Year’s event is coming soon - Dexerto

Fortnite: Leaks suggest a Special New Year’s event is coming soon

Published: 18/Dec/2018 17:43 Updated: 18/Dec/2018 17:50

by Bill Cooney


A special New Year’s Eve event could be coming to Fortnite to end an incredible 2018 for one of the most popular Battle Royale games around.

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Fortnite had a huge 2018, from winning the Golden Joystick’s Game of the Year Award, to hosting more paid tournaments than ever before.

After such an unprecedented successful year for Fortnite, Epic Games appears to have plans to cap of the year with a special New Year’s Eve event.

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A potential ‘New Year’ event has been found in the V7.10 update game files by data miner ‘FortTory‘ and it even includes what appears to the be infamous ‘Times Square Ball’ that drops every year in New York.


A whole list of files contained in a ‘New Year’ folder were shared by FortTory, including a possible ‘countdown timer’ that could be viewed in-game.

Fortnite has hosted large, unique, one-time, in-game events in the past that have helped propel the concurrent player count to new heights, like the infamous ‘Cube Event.’

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With the files being found on December 18, only a number of days remain for Epic Games to officially announce such an event before New Year’s Eve.

At the time of writing nothing has been confirmed by Epic Games, but Dexerto will continue to provide updates as more information is revealed.