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Week 4 of the Fortnite Summer Skirmish Will Trial a New “Hold the Throne” Format

Published: 3/Aug/2018 14:03 Updated: 3/Aug/2018 14:09

by Ross Deason


Epic Games will trial a new format for Week 4 of the Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series called “Hold the Throne”.

Hold the Throne will be a solo competition that focuses on which player can hold onto the top spot for the longest and earn the top spot.

Hold the Throne will provide competitors a number ways to earn points. A Victory Royale will be worth two points, while the score for a second or third place will be one point.

Four or more eliminations in a game will also be worth one point and the player with the most eliminations will get a bonus point plus a cool $50,000.

The player that holds the record for the most eliminations will continue to receive their bonus point every single game until another player “dethrones” them by beating their record.

The first player to earn eight or more points by the end of the competition will take first place and $67,500.

The Hold the Throne format is a clear attempt to make sure that players are active in the game and not rewarded for “turtling” in bases (something that has been criticised in previous weeks).

The continued format tests show that Epic is still considering the best format and look for the Fortnite esports.

The Friday competition will feature the likes of Ninja, Myth, Hamlinz, Daequan, CouRage, Gotaga, TimTheTatMan, Tfue, Poach, Hysteria, HighDistortion and more.

Saturday’s tournament is expected to feature more international players but follow the same format. Friday’s matches will begin at 5pm ET and Saturday’s at 1pm ET.


When is Fortnite Season 5? Fortnitemares Midas’ Revenge, Season 4 end date, theme, more

Published: 26/Oct/2020 13:00 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 13:17

by Daniel Cleary


Fortnite’s yearly Fortnitemares event has finally arrived, but when does Season 5 arrive?

Fortnite’s new season dropped on August 27,  introducinging tons of changes to the Fortnite World with the likes of new Marvel-themed points-of-interest, superhero characters, and abilities for fans of the battle royale to enjoy. Midas’ Revenge adds even more for fans to sink their teeth into.

Fortnitemares 2020 Midas Revenge Skin,
Epic Games
Midas’ Revenge has introduced new skins with their yearly event.

When does Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 start?

With only a few days to go of Fortnitemares’ Midas’ Revenge event, Chapter 2 Season 4 has over a month left, with an expected end date of November 30th, as reliable Fortnite leaker HYPEX claims.

The Baba Yaga skin has just been released alongside the Ghostbusters bundle, with more soon to come. The skin is ‘Rare’ and part of the ‘Coven Fresh’ set, costing 1,200 V Bucks.


After the Fortnitemare event, the fifth season of Fortnite’s Chapter 2 should follow immediately, along with some more major changes and a new theme.

Will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 be available through Apple?

A portion of the mobile player base is currently unable to download Fortnite Season 4, due to the ongoing legal feud between Epic Games and Apple, with Apple blocking all future Fortnite updates on the App store.

While the feud is being resolved, there have been suggestions that Season 4 could potentially be extended for Apple users, although that remains to be seen.

Epic Games has already extended seasons in Fortnite Chapter 2, but there has been no sign from the developers that they have any intention of doing so this time around.

What will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5’s theme be?

With Fortnite Season 4 being based completely around Marvel characters, there have been rumors that a DC-themed season could come next.

The Fortnite devs have already introduced members of the DC Comics universe as seen with Aquaman and Black Manta in Season 3’s recent Splash Down events. They may go a step further at the next opportunity, adding more familiar faces.

Epic also revealed plans for a Joker bundle that is expected to be released towards the end of Season 4, which could be used to build hype for the upcoming season.

With a new Batman movie also in the works, it would not be too surprising to see another partnership between DC and Epic but as for now, fans will have to wait until Season 5 draws nearer.