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When will Fortnite Chapter 2 start? Leaks reveal Season 11 downtime info [Update]

Published: 14/Oct/2019 7:09 Updated: 14/Oct/2019 23:35

by Albert Petrosyan

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With so many Fortnite Battle Royale players wondering when the game will be turned back on for Season 11 / Chapter 2, data-miners have discovered and leaked files that provide new information about the downtime’s possible length.

The Fortnite community was sent into a state of confusion and shock on October 13 when the highly anticipated ‘The End’ event led to the game being essentially turned off.

Instead of closing the book on Season 10 and kickstarting the launch of Season 11, also known as Chapter 2, the massive in-game spectacle reduced the game to nothing more than a black screen with a mysterious blue circle floating in the middle.

When is Fortnite coming back?

With players desperately scouring social media and the internet for answers, prominent data-miner ‘Lucas7yoshi‘ uncovered some new details about when Fortnite could be back. 

According to his tweet, the code from the game’s official website indicated that ‘The End’ event was schedule to end on Tuesday, October 15, at 3 AM PST / 6 AM EST.

It must be noted that even the data-miner himself made it clear that “this is not stuck in stone,” meaning that the offered time may not be totally accurate.

Furthermore, fellow data-miner HYPEX, one of the most trusted sources of leaks around, responded to that discovery by reminding fans that those times are “always a bit off.”

“Fortnite’s website says that this black hole is ending on 15 Tuesday, but I don’t think that’s what’s going to happen,” he tweeted. “Most of their scheduled times are always a bit off or not correct!”

Sooner than we thought?

A further, fresh, rumor suggested that the game could return on Monday, October 14, as the Chinese Fortnite website is counting down to 4:05pm EST. 

Update: This time has come and gone with no sign of a new season in sight.

That would mean that the battle royale would make its return at 9pm BST, 10pm CEST, and 6:55am AEST.

Late on October 14, another potential clue was discovered, albeit one not requiring a data-miner. Mixer star Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins, who has always maintained a close relationship with Epic over the years, tweeted out that he would reveal a hint about Fortnite Chapter 2 if his tweet got 250,000 retweets.

Upon reaching that mark, he posted a video of himself saying “tacos,” which many interpreted to mean “Taco Tuesday” and hinting at the event ending on Tuesday, just as the leak above suggests.

He did backtrack on it later, tweeting out “Or is it Minecraft Monday???,” so there’s a chance Ninja doesn’t have any insider info and is simply pulling everyone’s leg. 

However, the Monday and Tuesday start time rumors could very well be incorrect regardless of who you listen to – as new code on the Epic Games website hints at a later time. 

On the website, the code states that the ‘end time’ will finish on Thursday, October 17, which is different to the October 15 code that had been uncovered earlier.

The new code on Epic Games’ site.

Whenever Fortnite does end up getting turned back on, Epic will likely rest assured knowing that they squeezed a lot of publicity and attention for their iconic battle royale title, and created a lot of excitement and anticipation for what lays in store once Chapter 2 kicks off.

Until then, make sure to continue monitoring our Twitter @Dexerto and the Dexerto Fortnite page for the latest information and updates. 

This article was last updated on Monday, October 14 at 11:55 am EST.

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Epic Games tease more “exclusive” content coming for Fortnite Crew members

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:52

by Tanner Pierce

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According to a brand-new leaked survey, Epic Games have been asking players what they might want to see added as a feature to the Fortnite Crew subscription service, hinting that they’re open to changing up what’s included in the future.

If you took a look at the Fortnite Crew subscription service and thought that it didn’t include enough or didn’t include much that you’d be interested in, Epic Games may be heeding those concerns.

According to Fortnite leaker ‘iFireMonkey,’ a brand-new survey sent out to Fortnite players might indicate that the developer might be open to changing up what a Fortnite Crew subscription comes with. Specifically, the survey asks players to rank what benefits would be most or least important to be added to the service.

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Currently, the Fortnite Crew service includes an exclusive skin, some V-Bucks and a free battle pass.

The question itself features a wide range of choices. Some are simply new ways to purchase Fortnite Crew subscriptions, like the ability to buy the service in retail stores and multi-month options.

There are also more gameplay-centric choices, including everything from custom matchmaking options to cosmetics that show off how long you’ve had a subscription. Beyond that, there’s even a choice for a monthly physical mailer with additional rewards outside of what’s given digitally.

Despite this development, it remains to be seen if the company will actually implement any changes. While this survey might indicate that the company is, at the very least, open to adding features to the service, it’s important to remember that it’s not a guarantee that they will.

Currently, the service includes a free battle pass, an exclusive Crew pack, 1000 V-Bucks and an exclusive Member’s Only emote (at least for a limited time), so the implementation of any one of the features listed in the leaked survey would be a welcome addition, especially after its rocky start.

For any updates regarding new features in the Fortnite Crew service and Fortnite in general, keep it locked to Dexerto.