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John Wick event leaked in Fortnite Season 9 for upcoming Parabellum film

Published: 9/May/2019 20:17 Updated: 9/May/2019 20:21

by David Purcell

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Fortnite Battle Royale players might well be able to grind their way through some brand new John Wick challenges in Season 9, if potentially leaked information is to be believed. 

Epic Games added their version of Wick to the game for the first time in Season 3 as Battle Pass exclusive content and there’s a chance that a new selection of challenges – associated with the character – could be headed to the battle royale game. 

This opens up the potential opportunity of fans being able to jump into Fortnite Battle Royale and take up bounty style missions to celebrate the arrival of the new John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum movie, which is set to premiere on May 17.

Epic GamesFortnite’s Season 9, Week 1 challenges included new sky platforms. Could John Wick be involved in future challenges?

The leaked information has come from two of the most prolific Fortnite Battle Royale leakers, FortTory and Lucas7Yoshi, who have correctly discovered the upcoming arrival of new content on numerous occasions. 

The two dataminers have shared details about the possible upcoming challenge list on Twitter, including the name of the tasks – which will apparently be called ‘Wick’s Bounty” and they have speculated that a brand new limited time mode – shaped around the character – will be added as well. 

Epic GamesA building was added to Fortnite Battle Royale for Season 9 that looks distinctly like John Wick’s house, too. Is this a clue?

FortTory revealed the following challenges, which may be available in the near future for players to enjoy and could require players to not only deal damage to opponents with specific weapons, but also collect gold coins as well. 

The leaked challenge list can be found below, but it’s worth noting that it’s still yet to be confirmed: 

    • Win a match of Wick’s Bounty (1)
    • Play matches of Wick’s Bounty (7)
    • Collect Gold Coins (150)
    • Collect Gold Coins in a single match (25)
    • Deal damage with the Combat Shotgun (500)
    • Deal damage with the Tactical Assault Rifle (500)

Eagled eyed Fortnite fans have also spotted what looks like John Wick’s house has been added to Fortnite Battle Royale, too, which could be another indication regarding another potential crossover in Season 9. 

However, nothing has been announced by Epic Games as of yet. Until then, best to take things with a pinch of salt, even if they are interesting. 

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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.

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.