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Ninja announces New Years Eve Fortnite event in Times Square on panel at TwitchCon

Published: 26/Oct/2018 22:26 Updated: 26/Oct/2018 22:27

by Mitch Reames


In the closing minutes of Ninja’s panel with Twitch CEO Emmett Shear at TwitchCon, Ninja announced a new Fortnite event taking place on New Year’s Eve.

Not a ton of information was disclosed with the initial announcement, but this event seems to be similar to Ninja’s Fortnite all-nighter in Chicago over the summer.

The event will run from 4 PM to 4 AM on New Year’s Eve and will be held in Times Square alongside the famous ball drop.

According to Ninja, the event was Red Bull’s idea and he was immediately on board. 

“New Year’s Eve, staying up until Midnight was one of my favorite things as a kid,” Ninja said on stage after the announcement. “I felt like there wasn’t anything for gamers. I didn’t watch the ball drop when I turned 17, 18 years old, I just gamed all night, but there was never a main massive event where gamers on Twitch could come together.”

Now Ninja is in a spot to create that event, so he did. We will update as more information about the event becomes available.

Below is the full VOD of the 30-minute panel where Ninja and Shear talk about what they would do if they switched places for a day and why Battle Royale has been so successful for streamers, among other topics.

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When is Lachlan’s Fortnite skin coming out? Epic confirms release date

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:59

by Daniel Cleary


Popular YouTuber Lachlan Power is the next Fortnite star to be added to the game, and Epic Games have now confirmed just when the upcoming Icon Series skin will be available. Here’s what you need to know.

Since Fortnite first exploded in popularity in 2017, there have been a few streamers and YouTubers who have become known for creating content around the game and bringing the battle royale title to the next level.

Epic previously announced that they would be rewarding some of these stars with their very own in-game skins bundles, and among the few confirmed was Australian YouTuber Lachlan Power.

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Epic Games
Lachlan will be the third creator to get an Icon Series set.

When will Lachlan’s Icon Series skin be released?

With the likes of Ninja and fellow Aussie Loserfruit being first to receive skins in the Icon Series, Lachlan is now next in line to receive these new cosmetics.

In their latest blog post, Epic Games confirmed that Lachlan’s Icon Series set will arrive in the Fortnite item shop on November 12 at 4PM PT/ 7PM ET/ 11PM GMT/ 9AM AEST.

“Lachlan is the third creator to join the Icon Series from among the Fortnite community, following streamers Ninja and Loserfruit.” they announced, before confirming the next creator to be added, “Entering the Icon Series next will be Spanish creator TheGrefg.”

Lachlan’s Icon Series set will arrive with a new tournament that players can compete in, to unlock the skin for free. The YouTuber will also be competing in the event and giving fans the first look at the bundle, which includes an outfit, back bling, emote, and a pickaxe.

As of now, little has been shared about the upcoming tournament but Epic has revealed it to be “one-of-a-kind” with more information to follow before the event.

“Been dreaming of this day ever since I fell in love with the game back in 2017,” Lachlan reacted, revealing his excitement for the upcoming skin release, “official reveal of the skin coming soon.”

The official reveal of this skin is currently expected to be shared on November 1, and the next Fortnite star for the icon series will be Spanish star TheGrefg, although it is unclear just when he will receive a skin bundle.