Fortnite's First Birthday Is Coming, Celebrate With Unique Challenges, Llama, and More

Is Friday Fortnite over

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Special birthday challenges will be available for the duration of the event. This is why the company is reportedly increasing its number of servers in preparation for the inevitable influx of competitors in the game, Express reports.

Week 2 of the Fortnite Summer Skirmish Series saw a much different format than Week 1, as each of the competing players played 10 public matches. Assuming Epic uses that entire timeframe and doesn't exceed it, the game should be playable again starting around 6AM ET / 3AM PT.

According to Epic Games, the maintenance will start on the 19th of July at 1 AM PT.

If you're scratching your head about how they grow up so fast, yes - Fortnite launched on July 25, with the massively popular battle royale mode following on September 26.

Friday Fortnite over as Epic Games releases Summer Skirmish on same day

Fortnite is now in early access for iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and is set to release in Summer of 2018 for Android.

So if you're thinking you already have a serious Funko addiction, you might want to do something about it before all these new Fortnite goodies land.

Fortnite was not the first game to bring the battle royale genre the to the masses. Fortnite fans will see other popular outfits and items throughout FORTNITE: The Movie. In its first month on mobile alone, Fortnite took in more than $25 million, which increased to $50 million by day 45.

Incentives to earn eliminations and push for attacks were minimal and late-game matches remained boring as dozens of players took a cautious route and stayed hidden within their forts. Ironically, its initial release into early access with Save the World was largely ignored, and it wasn't until Battle Royale was released that the game became an worldwide phenomenon. The game itself is free on all the platforms; it's the in-game purchases that users have to buy. You can shell out your hard-earned cash for everything from new outfits to dance moves for your character, and it won't give you any advantage whatsoever in the game.

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