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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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Fortnite Halo Master Chief skin leaked and coming soon

Published: 3/Dec/2020 12:15 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 12:33

by Jacob Hale


New leaks suggest that Halo’s iconic Master Chief character might be coming to Fortnite, as the collaborations keep coming in to Epic Games’ hit battle royale title.

In recent Fortnite seasons, we’ve already seen Marvel characters make their way into the game and, for Season 5, a collaboration with The Mandalorian brings new cosmetics and challenges to the game.

For the strong legion of fans of the Halo series though, whether they still play it regularly or not, the idea of playing as Master Chief in Fortnite will be a hugely exciting one.

Here’s what we know about Master Chief in Fortnite so far.

Halo Infinite cover Master Chief
Halo Infinite is due to release soon, making it the perfect time for a Fortnite collab.

Is Master Chief coming to Fortnite?

While there has been no official confirmation or even a hint from Fortnite or Halo devs Bungie, the leaks are starting to grace the internet, bringing the character that the entire Halo story is based around to the daunting battle royale island.

After an initial tweet from FNBRLeaks suggested that there would be a collaboration in the future — including a Red vs Blue LTM (Red and Blue are the two teams in Halo) as well as cosmetics — it was backed up with screenshots of the rumored cosmetics.

As you can see in the tweet below, there is allegedly a Master Chief outfit coming to the game, as well as a Lil’ Warthog Emote and a UNSC Pelican Glider arriving, both from the Halo series.

When is Master Chief coming to Fortnite?

As for when the leaked Master Chief is due to arrive, we don’t have much information yet. On December 2, leaks revealed that God of War’s Kratos will be arriving in Fortnite during Season 5.

Some fans have theorized that Kratos could be arriving in Season 5 for PlayStation fans (as God of War is a PlayStation exclusive) whereas Master Chief could be the Xbox alternative, with Halo being Xbox-exclusive.

If they do come at or around the same time, Season 5 is due to end on March 16, so expect to see these arrive by then if they’re both expected this season.

As always, take these leaks with a pinch of salt — while they come from reliable sources, we never the full details on these until Epic Games confirm them, so we’ll just have to wait and see.