Epic Games, the developer of popular battle royale Fortnite, has decided not to put players’ well-being and safety at risk due to the widespread coronavirus pandemic. The company has revealed that all competitive events related to Fortnite shall be conducted online till the end of 2021. Furthermore, it didn’t mention whether it has plans to bring the events back to the usual offline format.
Big Announcement By Epic Games For 2021
Epic Games mentioned in a blog post that they are planning to conduct offline competitive events over a period of time, but currently they consider the well-being and safety of their players and staff more valuable. They also stated that owing to the uncertainty of the pandemic, they have no option but to rule out offline events in 2021, among them was a Fortnite World Cup as well.
Epic Games also disclosed that there will be updates in the future regarding the traditional events being held as usual, but they are unsure of it owing to the pandemic. Immunizations from Pfizer and Moderna seem, by all accounts, to be exceptionally viable dependent on preliminaries, however it very well may be a few additional prior months they’re broadly accessible to people in general.
The Fortnite Championship Series (FNCS) will proceed one year from now notwithstanding the change, and it will commence on February 4 to give players time to become familiar with the game after the ongoing changes we saw with Season 5. Epic Games said there will likewise be all the more week by week and novel competitions over time to help serious players remain occupied with between the FNCS seasons. Season 5 of Fortnite brought with it the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda. Kratos from God of War is likewise in the game, and it would appear that we may even be getting Halo’s Master Chief eventually.