Independence Day brings out the best in us and we’d like to see it bring out the best in Fortnite as well. Maybe a Neo Tilted fireworks displays, barbecues, and one oversized American flag covering the sky?
We’ll admit it, July the 4th gets our blood pumping as we think about the food, the parties, and other activities. Independence Day, for any American, means a great deal and we’d love to Fortnite light up in the red, white, and blue again this year.
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Epic Games has been hesitant to lean into country based content too heavily, but have shown some support in the form of skins and minor events. The Stranger Things X Fortnite crossover will arrive alongside any planned July the 4th festivities, but we’ve got some ideas of our own for the biggest American holiday.
New & Old July 4th America Themed Fortnite Skins
This one’s a no-brainer. A July 4th Fortnite celebration would not be complete without our favorite star-spangled troopers. We’ll likely see the America themed skins return and we’d be awfully disappointed if they didn’t.
In addition to these older skins, new outfits would absolutely boost sales and liven up the event. Everybody loves to shop for American themed gear on July 4th. Epic’s marketing team doesn’t usually let opportunities like this pass them by.
What are we most hoping for in a new skin? Well, what else says “‘Merica!” like running around the Fortnite map in a bald eagle costume?
Stormwings flying overhead with colored trails
A common feature of American Independence Day parades are the flying jets with red, white, and blue trails. New York City hosts one of the largest of these parades each year.
Fortnite doesn’t have fighter jets, but it does include the now vaulted Stormwings. Many players have asked for their return, so perhaps Epic could temporarily unvault these for some festive fun. Each plane would spray a trail of color into the skies behind it.
Or, if that’s not to your fancy, a simple scripted event as the clock strikes 12:00am EST where a squadron of Stormwings flies overhead and replicates the real world Independence Day fly-by. Naturally, all of this would already have to be pre-planned well ahead of time.
American Themed Neo Tilted/Mega Mall
Season 9 introduced the cyberpunk remakes of the Tilted Towers and Retail Row. In futuristic style, neon streaks line most of the structures and brilliant spotlights casts rays into the sky. We see an opening here for some extra event color.
We don’t exactly know how the objects in these locations are designed and scripted, but there’s a possibility that the colors are interchangeable. If so, for 4th of July celebrations, it would be exciting to see Neo Tilted and Mega Mall change into a festive getup.
The purples and pinks would transform into reds and blues while the night lights continue to shine in piercing white. Maybe some of the holographic images on the buildings could also adopt American flags or other national symbols of pride.
Fireworks Display during Nighttime matches
According to leaked 14 Days of Summer challenges, Fireworks will be returning to Fortnite in the next few days in some capacity. In the past, these were used for challenge completions and as environmental clutter during events.
While these small, interactive fireworks displays fill us with some patriotic joy, a massive fireworks show would send us over the edge.
As in real life, light shows can’t be fully appreciated until night time. Early Fortbyte challenges showed that Epic can track day-night patterns in Fortnite and script events around them. A fireworks show that only kicks off as the night cycle begins in Fortnite would be an event for the ages. But, please, don’t try to break any world records while we watch the explosions!
International Independence Celebration
Earth has over 190 independent nations and giving them all a special event would be beyond impractical. With that said, everyone deserves to celebrate their own independence. Americans do make up a significant chunk of Fortnite’s community, but millions of players from other countries are left out of these celebrations.
We propose a midway solution that would be a little more inclusive. July 4th is the American Independence Day, but what’s stopping Epic from turning it into an International Independence celebration? America could take the center stage (after all, Epic Games is from North Carolina), but there’d be something for everybody.
Individual skins for each country might be too much to accomplish, but perhaps Emoticons or Emojis to express love for their own countries.
Epic Games offers awesome content for nearly every occasion and we’re not afraid of a lackluster showing tomorrow. Of course, it’d be fun to see our suggestions come to life, but we’ll take what we’re given happily.
But enough about our wishes, what would you do like to see for Fortnite’s 4th of July? Leave your suggestions in the comments below and feel free to go into detail. Maybe next year, we’ll see both of our hopes come to fruition.