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.”
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.”
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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