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Fortnite Summer Block Party Will Feature Two Days of Streamer Competitions

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Epic Games is hosting a Fortnite Summer Block Party next month. The two-day celebration event will take place June 15-16 at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. Fans can purchase tickets to watch popular streamers and celebrities like Ninja, KittyPlays, and Brendon Urie (Panic! At the Disco) compete in Fortnite tournaments.

The Fortnite Summer Block Party will be operated by sports and entertainment company Endeavor.

“As gaming solidifies its position as one of the fastest-growing consumer trends globally, we are excited to work with Epic Games to provide Fortnite’s 250 million-player fan base the opportunity to get even closer to the action,” said Stuart Saw, SVP of eSports, Endeavor. “The Summer Block Party will demonstrate the collective power of the Fortnite community and the strength of the brand, building on the success of last year’s record-breaking Pro-Am Charity Tournament.”

The first day of the event will feature popular Fortnite streamers competing in the first-ever Fortnite Creative tournament. They’ll compete in new player-made games made specifically for the event. The following day will feature the return of the Celebrity Pro-Am for Fortnite Battle Royale.

Pre-sale registration is available now through Ticketmaster, until Monday, May 13 at 10 pm Pacific/1 am Eastern. Presale tickets will run from May 15 to 16. Tickets will become available to the general public beginning Friday May 17 at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern. Tickets start at $35 for both days.

 

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Fortnite Extends Competitive World Cup to Creative Mode

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The Fortnite World Cup began last week with a series of competitive tournaments for both Solos and Duos. The ongoing competition will last for 10 weeks and consist of three different tiers: Arena Mode, Semi-Finals, and Finals.

In the new Arena Mode players will need to climb to the top of a leader board to qualify to the Semi-Finals, which take place every Saturday. From there the top 3,000 players will quality for the Finals to compete for a $1 million prize pool. The highest ranked players will be invited to the World Cup Finals, taking place in New York City in July.

This week Epic Games announced that the World Cup is being extended to Fortnight Creative Mode. World Cup Creative will task players with making it through five different trials created via Fortnite’s Creative mode. Each week will feature a new event, beginning April 29 and running through June 7.

Gameplay will need to be recorded and clips submitted using the event specific hashtags on YouTube. The hashtags will be provided when the events officially kick off. Three finalists will be selected from each of the five trials, earning a $5,o00 reward and an invitation to the Creative Competitions Finale in New York City in July.

See the official rules for the Fortnite World Cup Creative here. Note that participants must be age 13 or older.

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Earn Double XP and Get a Free Battle Pass in Fortnite

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Perhaps due to Apex Legends’ huge popularity, genre juggernaut Fortnite is hosting back-to-back double XP weekends, and the chance to earn a free battle pass for season eight. The Valenine’s Surprise event closes out the Share the Love event of February, and season seven overall, which ends Feb. 28

The big surprise is that anyone who completes 13 overtime challenges by Feb. 27 will receive season eight’s battle pass for free. The seasonal battle passes normally cost about $10 in V-Bucks.

You can earn season seven skins by completing five, 10, and 15 challenges. Unlocking five challenges will also reward the Valentine Wrap and Vines Contrail rewards. The first three overtime challenges are:

  • Collection 15 Coins in Featured Creative Islands
  • Search loot boxes at a motel or RV park (7 times)
  • Place Top 15 in Duos with a friend (3 times)

More overtime challenges will become available on Saturday, Tuesday, and next Friday. As further incentive, Epic Games is hosting two double XP weekends. Earn twice the XP when playing between Feb. 15-17 and again during the weekend of Feb. 22-24.

Fortnite is in the midst of the Share the Love event for February. Players can still earn a Culled Hearts Wrap skin by supporting a creator through the Support-A-Creator program, until Feb 22. It’s essentially an affiliate program. When earning or purchasing V-Bucks, your chosen creator will receive a share. To support a creator, enter their Epic game tag in the creator section of the item shop.

Fortnite is available for free on PC (Epic Games store), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and mobile devices. It’s rated T for Teen.