Here's why Friday Fortnite has been cancelled until late September - Dexerto

Here’s why Friday Fortnite has been cancelled until late September

Published: 16/Aug/2019 18:57 Updated: 16/Aug/2019 19:31

by Albert Petrosyan


The fan-favorite Friday Fortnite tournament series has been cancelled for at least a month, according to host and popular YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem.

Friday Fortnite have become a weekly tradition over the past couple of months, with fans taking a strong liking to watching their favorite streamers and pro players destroy public lobbies.

However, the competition has been cancelled until September 27, with the August 16 running being the first casualty of this decision.

This is due to a scheduling conflict a series of Trios tournaments that Epic Games themselves will be running, which will take place over the next five weeks. 

“Damn, Epic is doing Trio events for five weeks, so Friday Fortnite won’t return until September 27!!!” he tweeted. “Going to focus all my energy on Minecraft Monday for next five weeks.”

The issue that KEEMSTAR is facing whenever Epic’s tournament schedule clashes with his is that the official Fortnite tournaments usually feature prize pools that are massively larger than Friday Fortnite, which is capped at $10,000 as per Epic’s rules.

Thus, many of the top content creators and pro players Keem needs to attract viewers understandably opt to play in the official competitions, leaving the YouTuber with no choice but to cancel his own.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that he’s had to deal with this either. When Friday Fortnite was first created back in May of 2018, it ran for 10 consecutive weeks before Epic decided to kick off their Summer Skirmish, which led to Keem slamming the developers for trying to suppress his efforts.

However, this time around, he’s taken a much more subtle approach in announcing the news, knowing that there will always be a mass of loyal viewers when his tournament returns. 

“When Friday Fortnite returns on September 27, it;s going to be huge due to the players’ and viewers’ love for the event,” he explained. “We stopped for a while year and came back pulling 11 million unique viewers weekly!”

Once the competition does resume, fans can expect the usual plethora of big Fortnite names to be penciled into the bracket, including FaZe Clan’s World Cup Finalist duo of Nate Hill and Funk, who won the previous two runnings and three overall. 

As always, we will continue to bring you the latest on this story as more information and updates become available. 


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

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Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.