We saw the first mention of Party Royale when data miners got their hands on the v12.50 patch notes. This wasn’t a leak for long, however, as Epic released the mode to the public a few hours later as a test.
On May 6, Epic told us why they were testing the mode. The premier of Party Royale is set to release on May 8 at 9 PM EST. The new island will feature live concerts from the likes of Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and deadmau5.
Data miners also found a mention of the Neon Wings back bling in the game files. This was a reward that was attached to Party Royale, with a line of text mentioning the premier as your time to receive it.
A lot of creators ran with this information and told their followers that they’d receive the back bling for attending the test event, last Friday. This was never confirmed by Epic and turned out to be false.
Instead, you’ll be able to acquire your free back bling by attending the Party Royale premiere, this weekend. Log into Fortnite from Friday, May 8 at 6 PM ET to Monday, May 11 at 10 AM ET and receive your reward.
This is one of the best free cosmetic items that Epic have offered us, so you won’t want to miss your chance to grab it. In the meantime, jump into Party Royale and enjoy the show!
Fortnite Winterfest 2020: dates, leaks & more
Fortnite Winterfest 2020 is expected to come soon. Here’s everything we know about the event including dates, leaks, and more.
Fortnite Winterfest 2020 is right around the corner. Here’s everything we know.
Epic Games have always celebrated the holiday season in Fortnite, bringing players content updates, challenges, and cosmetic rewards. We don’t expect 2020 to be any different, as we prepare ourselves to unlock all of these new holiday-themed additions.
Ahead, we’ll give you a glimpse of everything we know about Winterfest 2020 so far. Check back later for updates, as we’ll be keeping this article up to date with all of the latest Winterfest leaks, rumors, and more.
When does Fortnite Winterfest 2020 start?
We don’t have an exact date of when Winterfest 2020 will begin, but we do have some clues based on past seasonal content.
The original Fortnite Christmas event lasted from December 20 to January 2. Last year, Winterfest ran from December 18 to January 6. We expect something similar to the latter this year.
With updates traditionally coming on Tuesday or Thursday, we expect Winterfest 2020 to begin on December 15-17 and run until January 5-7.
Fortnite Winterfest leaks & rumors
We’ve already seen a ton of leaks and rumors regarding Winterfest 2020 – dating back to before Season 5 even began.
Back in October, Fortnite data miner Hypex provided some leaks of future content that may come in Season 5. One of those elements was a “Snowman NPC.”
At the time, no one knew what this meant. Now, after playing Season 5, it’s fair to assume that a new snowman NPC will come to Fortnite, spawn somewhere holiday-related, and offer quests, bounties, and upgrades.
ShiinaBR, another Fortnite data miner, leaked an image of an upcoming Fortnite skin that, reportedly, doesn’t come with an Item Shop tag. He took this to mean that Snowmando – as the skin is named – could be a free skin for 14 Days of Fortnite like we saw last season.
Whether or not this is the case, it stands to reason that Snowmando will be the rumored Snowman NPC that will come to Fortnite this Winterfest season.
Epic Games have been focused on the Flopper loot pool in recent seasons, so it makes sense that they’ll be giving this a change for Winterfest, as well.
According to LunakisLeaks, We’ll be getting a “Christmas Flopper” this Winterfest season. As to what it will do: your guess is as good as ours.
Along with these leaks, we have rumors of returning items like Presents, Ice Machines, Snowball Launchers, and more.
Hopefully, Epic give us some free cosmetics as they did with the last season. The Star Wars Sith back bling is still one of the most popular cosmetic items in the game – a year later.
We’ll keep you posted with everything we learn ahead of the 2020 Winterfest patch. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, so you never miss anything, @FortniteINTEL.
‘Devourer of Worlds’ event recap: rerun, reactions, clips & more
Galactus made his mark on the Fortnite map. Here’s a replay of the event, some streamer reactions to what happened, and more.
Galactus tried to devour the Zero Point in the most recent Fortnite event. Here’s everything you need to know to relive or catch up on what happened.
After all of that hype, it looks like Tony Stark was prepared for Galactus with his fleet of Battle Buses and some high-powered explosives. The ‘Devourer of Worlds’ event wasn’t as heavy in the plot implications department as we expected, but it made up for it with stunning visuals and immersion.
If you missed the event – or want to relive what happened – we have you covered with a full replay, streamer reactions, and some community screenshots from before things kicked off.
How to watch the Galactus event
There’s no shortage of YouTubers and Twitch streamers covering the Devourer of Worlds event. Several creators have already uploaded videos of their perspective. You can also go back and look at the VoDs of streamers who watched the event live.
Here’s our perspective of the event, recorded without any voice communications. You can full-screen it for an immersive experience if you don’t already know what happens. It was a wild one.
Obviously, the wider Fortnite community tuned in for a glimpse of the new event. They didn’t have much of an option, as it was the only playable game mode up to an hour before it began.
We saw some returning players tune into the event as well. NickMercs, CourageJD, and TimTheTatMan joined SypherPK to see what would happen when the event kicked off.
Due to recent copyright problems with Twitch, a lot of streamers disabled clips for the event. Here are some of our favorite reactions from streamers who allow viewers to clip their stream.
Community Pregame Lobbies
Our pregame lobby was relatively tame, all things considered. Most of the players were scattered around the island, but the largest percentage was at the top of the middle tower – we’re sure it was the same for a lot of you guys.
We asked our Twitter followers to show us how their lobbies looked. Here are some of our favorite screenshots.
Now, all that’s left is to wait until midnight and see what the new season brings us. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, @ForntiteINTEL, so you’re the first to know everything about Fortnite Season 5.
How to watch the Fortnite Galactus event (full viewing guide)
The Fortnite Season 4 Galactus event is coming soon. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch.
Fortnite Season 5 is right around the corner, with “the biggest event in Fortnite history” coming tomorrow, December 1.
We still have no idea exactly what will happen when Galactus comes to Fortnite, but early indications are that we’ll be experiencing a trip through time – with all of the past events playing a role in this one.
If you’re as eager to see this event as we are, you may have some questions about the best way to watch. Here’s everything you need to know.
Epic has told players that the event will kick off on December 1, 2020, at 4 PM EST. Players in the US tend to know what this means for their local time zone, but players in other countries may not.
The r/FortniteBR subreddit mods created an easy-to-read table that tells players in many major regions when the event will begin for them.
What’s more, we’ve been told that the only way to secure a spot in this event is to log in at least an hour before it starts. This table tells you when you should be at your computer or console, loading-up Fortnite.
How to Watch
The best way to watch the Season 4 Fortnite event will be to log into the game about an hour early to secure your spot, as we stated above. Of course, not everyone will be able to do it.
The event takes place at 4 PM EST on Tuesday, which is 1 PM PST. A lot of US viewers are going to be at work or in school. Thankfully, Twitch allows you to watch your favorite Fortnite streamer experience the event – another way to get in on the action if you cannot log in.
This time, Epic seem to have brought live viewing to the Fortnite Discord server, as well. We don’t know exactly how this will work, but there’s a channel labeled “Watch Live Event,” which could mean that an Epic employee will be streaming the event to Discord.
Fortnite data miners have been wary not to spoil too much of the upcoming event. After all, we’d rather not know an exact play-by-play of what will happen when Galactus comes plummeting into the Fortnite island.
One thing that we do know, however, is that this event should be a trip down memory lane. Data miners have found assets relating to Rift Beacons, the Black Hole, the Monster vs. Mech, The Zero Point, and other events across the history of Fortnite.
What does this mean? We don’t know for sure, but we assume that we’ll be traveling through time in one way or another. We’ll have to log in and watch the event to know for sure.
We can’t wait to see what happens during this event. By all accounts, it will blow every other event out of the water and could change the way we look at Fortnite – just like the Doomsday Event did.
Of course, we’ll have you covered with everything you missed and all of the rumors coming out of Season 4’s final moments. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you don’t miss anything.
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