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Fortnite Summer Smash 2020 event date confirmed

Published: 16/Dec/2019 11:26

by Connor Bennett

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Australia’s best Fortnite players will have their chance to claim glory yet again as the Summer Smash is set to make a return in early February.

Since bursting onto the battle royale scene, Fortnite’s competitive side of things has been going strong with numerous LAN events being capped off by the mega Fortnite World Cup back in July. 

Since the end of that $30 million tournament, however, LAN events have been few and far between – with the best Fortnite players focusing on online competition with the FNCS. However, the next offline event for them to try their hands at is coming around sooner rather than later – but only those in Australia will be able to play.

Epic GamesBugha claimed glory at the World Cup but likely won’t be playing in the Summer Smash

That’s right, the Summer Smash at the Australian Open will be making its return to the Fortnite competitive calendar for 2020. Don’t let the use of summer in the name fool you though – this event isn’t taking six months to come around.

Instead, it’ll be played during Australia’s summer season – with the first official LAN date coming on Saturday, February 1. According to the event listing on Ticketmaster’s Australian website, it’ll be another two-day event – running through Sunday, February 2.

Like last time, there won’t just be competitive action on show, as there will be another charity pro-am taking place – with the details of how to get involved coming at a later date.

Last time out, when the 2019 installment of the Summer Smash ran at the end of January, it was dominated by the Renegades organization – with X2Twins Jesse winning the competitive solo event and MrFreshAsian claiming $50,000 in the charity event. 

Just who will be taking part this time around remains to be seen, with last year’s charity portion containing a mix of Australian and worldwide creators including Lazarbeam, Lachlan, Valkyrae, and Vikkstar.

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Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun

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Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

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Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.