Epic Games has announced that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it does not plan to hold in-person Fortnite events in 2021, including the Fortnite World Cup, but will continue to host online competitions throughout the next year.

Revealed in a blog post, Epic states that while its “intent is to eventually hold global in-person tournaments again,” its “priority for any such event is the health and safety of our players and staff.”

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The Fortnite Championship Series (FNCS) will continue throughout 2021, and the Chapter 2 – Season 5 FNCS is currently planned for February 4. The FNCS party size is also now being standardized to Trios for the “foreseeable future,” but Epic may “alter the scoring and/or qualification formats season by season.”

This announcement follows Fortnite’s Galactus event that led into Chapter 2 – Season 5. The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda/The Child are also part of this season’s Battle Pass.

Alongside The Mandalorian, Kratos from God of War has also become a playable skin, and he arrives with the full Oathbreaker Set that includes the Guardian Shield Glider, Leviathan Axe Pickaxe, Mimir Back Bling, and a custom Kratos emote.

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For more on Fortnite, check out the Fortnite Crew – a new monthly subscription service that comes with a Battle PAss and exclusive outfits.

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