What To Expect At Fortnite’s First E3 Event
E3 2018 is due to begin next week and thanks to the huge success Fortnite has reeled in over the past year, fans can't wait to see what Epic Games has in store.
They've been given their own booth and big things are planned to take place, with their first major tournament, expected confirmation of console releases, and a possible new area all being on the cards.
Celebrities and streamers alike will partner up for one of the biggest Fortnite tournaments to take place so far, with a charity prize pool of $3 million being handed out throughout. There are 50 duo teams and some of them include; Ninja and DJ Marshmello, Markiplier with Joe McHale, Alli-A and Pete Went, and Vikkstar123 with Ty Dolla $ign.
The winning duo will split $1 million between, with the whole prize pool being just part of the $100 million which Fortnite promises to give out in competitions this year alone. This event will globally promote how the Epic Games title can become part of the eSports world, so get ready for this game to grow into something even bigger.
We also know that the replay functionality has also been in the works even more of late in order to get it ready in time for this event. The Pro-Am should boast all new features which Fortnite will have to offer in the near future. It will definitely be a challenge for Epic Games to show how Fortnite can be as fun to watch as it is to play on such a large scale.
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Aside from the competition, there's also expected to be some announcements on either new console or Android versions of the game. It's been rumoured for quite some time that the Nintendo Switch will be the next console to support the title and the portable capabilities of the Switch actually have the promise of making it better than ever. It's likely that a reveal will be made but there are rumours that it might even be a launch, so keep those fingers crossed.
On to the mobile side of it and Android users have been nothing less that eager for the game to come onto their market and a release date should be inbound next week. It's been coming for some time but E3 will be the perfect platform to reveal all, with voice chat and a customizable HUD being major talking points. The all mysterious hatch might be finally opened as well, which has had players confused since its arrival in the second week of season four.
Their time at E3 will be used just as much for promoting new content as it will be a celebration for all they have achieved in such a short space of time. Publishers Tencent has revealed that Fortnite has a active user base of over 40 million logging into their free to play game every month, which is only going to get larger after next week.
Words by: Matthew McGladdery
Featured Image Credit: Epic Games