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Iconic Halloween themed weapon is returning soon to Fortnite

Published: 23/Oct/2018 1:52

by Albert Petrosyan


It looks like one of the earliest limited time weapons is returning to Fortnite Battle Royale for the Halloween season.

The iconic Pumpkin Rocket Launcher looks to be on its way back in Fortnite for the first time in a year, as it made its first and only appearance in the game during October of 2017. 

Eric Williams, Design Lead for Fortnite Battle Royale at Epic Games, posted a cryptic message on Twitter that most old-school players immediately understood.

The “thoomp” and “WAAAH” sound effects were unique to the Pumpkin Launcher when it was enabled during last year’s Halloween celebrations.

Those who played the game at the time will also remember that the weapon was what started the rocket riding trend in Fortnite, as the launcher’s large collision created a bug that allowed players to stand on rockets.

If added, the Pumpkin Launcher would likely be released as part of the ‘Fortnitemares’ event in Fortnite, which will celebrate the Halloween season in-game with a variety of themed cosmetic items, Limited Time Modes, and spooky map changes.

The start and end times of Fortnitemares was announced by Epic Games earlier in the day, along with a series of teaser images that make one larger image.

The Pumpkin Launcher has not been the only themed weapon to be added to Fortnite. During the winter and spring, the Grenade Launcher was modified to shoot snowballs and Easter eggs respectively. 


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.

Epic Games Fortnite World Cup Canceled 2021
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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.