Friday Fortnite Set to Clash With Epic Games' $500K Summer Skirmish Tournament as KEEMSTAR Hits Out on Twitter - Dexerto
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Friday Fortnite Set to Clash With Epic Games’ $500K Summer Skirmish Tournament as KEEMSTAR Hits Out on Twitter

Published: 19/Jul/2018 0:54 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Albert Petrosyan

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YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem is not happy with Epic Games for their inconsistent tournament scheduling.

The host of DramaAlert expressed his displease with the fact that the Fortnite developers have apparently scheduled a massive tournament on the same day of his popular Friday Fortnite competition.

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When the Fortnite ‘Summer Skirmish’ series was first announced, Epic made it clear that their events would be held on Fridays and/or Saturdays.

This prompted a disgruntled KEEMSTAR to change the date of the Friday Fortnite weekly tournament to Sundays starting on July 29, meaning that the competition would run on Fridays for at least a several more weeks.

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However, Epic Games are seemingly refusing to wait that long and have gone ahead and scheduled a $500K Solos tournament for July 18 at 5 PM ET, which is the same exact date and time which the 11th running of Friday Fortnite is to be played.

This hasn’t sat well with KEEM, who posted a video of himself on Twitter expressing his utmost displease at the lack of understanding and cooperation.

“Yeah, I’m really disappointed at you guys over at Epic. So, I heard you guys are doing events on Fridays and Saturdays, so I moved Friday Fortnite to Sunday, starting the 29th. That would give you guys plenty of time to get these two Saturday events out. Then, last minute, you planned a Friday event for this Friday! Ok, well I’m sorry, but this is the last insult I’m going to take from y’all. I’m doing Friday Fortnite this Friday! I’m doing it at the same exact time that you’re doing your event, and I’m talking to all these YouTubers right now and they’re playing Friday Fortnite! So, this is what you get for not communicating with, not working with, and just being Epic. You be Epic, I’ll be KEEMSTAR.”

A short while afterwards, KEEMSTAR spoke with Epic and posted an update on the situation.

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It remains to be seen which event the YouTubers and streamers that have been invited to both will choose to compete in, despite the large disparity between the two prize pools.

According to esports insider Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau, some content creators have already comfirmed that they will be playing in Friday Fortnite, while others are on the fence.

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Fortnitemares 2020 could be bringing back Zombie Husks with a twist

Published: 20/Oct/2020 3:12

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite’s annual Halloween event has evolved over the years though new leaks stemming from the 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares could hint at a return of controversial Zombie Husks.

Introduced back in 2017, Fortnitemares began as a Save The World event. It soon expanded as the spooky festivities took over the battle royale mode in 2018 as well. It was in this version of the annual event that players were forced to fend off hordes of Zombie Husks.

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Cubes would spawn around the map as dozens of AI-controlled Husks would charge toward squads. It could often be overwhelming and outright end your run if they’re not taken care of instantly. This led to a rather drastic change in the 2019 event where individual Zombies would spawn at random while looting instead.

While certain emotes and various items have already leaked, we now have a new piece of intel on the upcoming Fortnitemares event. Nothing is set in stone though it appears the 2018 threat could be returning in some form.

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Fortnite Zombie Husk gameplay
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Zombie Husks were quite controversial in the 2018 Fortnitemares event due to just how many spawned at once.

In Fortnite’s 14.30 update, plenty was changed on the surface and under the hood. As new content was added in, Epic Games also made some secret adjustments in preparation for the Halloween-themed event.

“A sound for the Zombies cube spawners was changed in 14.30,” prominent dataminer ‘Mang0e revealed. While this could be nothing of significance, it would be odd for the developers to make a change like this out of the blue.

There’s no telling exactly how these cube spawners will be adjusted, though it seems certain they’ll be back in some form. 

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This means every player will need to be on high alert just like in 2018. You won’t have individual jump scares to worry about this year, but overwhelming swarms of AI could threaten your run.

We won’t have to wait long to see how the annual event evolves this time around. The 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares doesn’t yet have a date locked in. However, things typically kick off in the final week of October. 

Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days as the frightful update rolls around. In the meantime, be sure to get ahead of the upcoming event with our rundown on everything we know about Fornitemares 2020 so far.

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