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Netflix confirm Stranger Things x Fortnite crossover is coming soon

Published: 13/Jun/2019 0:03

by Albert Petrosyan

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A crossover event between the popular web television series Stranger Things and Fortnite Battle Royale is happening soon, according to Netflix.

On June 12, Netflix’s official twitter account for gaming related topics released details about a slew of Stranger Things games coming out soon. 

Towards the end of that discussion, ‘NXonNetflix’ confirmed that they were working on various projects in collaboration with several major gaming companies, including Fortnite developers Epic Games.

“In traditional E3 style, we’re leaving you with some tasty teasers to chew on,” they wrote. “Watch out for our upcoming projects with Behavior, Ubisoft, Roblox, and Epic Games.

In addition to that tweet, the director of interactive games at Netflix also said on June 12 that there would be “a bit more behind that in a few weeks,” when asked about their collaboration with Fortnite. 

The confirmation of a crossover happening between Stranger Things and Fortnite does not come as a major surprise to anyone that has been keeping up with recent events in the popular battle royale.

At the start Season 9, a brand new location was added to the map called ‘Mega Mall,’ in which an ice cream parlor called ‘Scoops Ahoy’ can be found. 

Fans of the show immediately recognized this to be identical to the ice cream shop from the show, instantly sparking speculation that a crossover was in the works. 

Epic GamesThe Scoops Ahoy ice cream parlor in Fortnite Season 9 is identical to its counterpart in Stranger Things.

Furthermore, there is no reason not to believe that Epic would be willing to work with Netflix on this, considering that the’ve worked with other studios in the past to create in-game events marking the release of a popular film, such as the recent limited time modes for John Wick 3: Parabellum and Avengers: Infinity War. 

With the highly anticipated third season of Stranger Things scheduled for a July 4 release, the timing couldn’t be more appropriate for all parties involved.

Although the collaboration has now officially been confirmed by Netflix, there are still a lot of details about the crossover that remain unclear.

As always, we will continue to bring you the latest on this story as more information becomes available in the days and weeks ahead. 

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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.

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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.

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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.