Season 13 of Fortnite has been one of the best received yet.
Let’s go over what we know so far about the event.
What Is It?
Fortnite’s Summer Splash event is a concept that was implemented last year during Season 9.
This was a string of two weeks when all Epic Games employees took their Summer breaks, so with no one in the office they planned 14 days of content.
Each day consisted of brand new challenges, LTM’s, a one day weapon unvaulting and new cosmetics in the item shop.
Similar to Winterfest, this event was one of the best Epic has ever pulled off!
When is it?
This year, Epic has announced they will be leaving the offices from July 3-12, so we will see the event soon!
While there’s no official Summer Splash schedule, a series of leaks from Fortnite data miner FireMonkey claim the following layout for the limited time game modes included in the event.
- Fog of War – 6-7 July
- High Explosives – 8-9 July
- Close Encounters (Duos) – 10-11 July
- Close Encounters (Squads) – 12-13 July
- Sniper Shootout (Solo) – 14-15 July
- Sniper Shootout (Duos) – 16-17 July
- Unvaulted (Duos) – 18-19 July
- Unvaulted (Squads) – 20-21 July
- Blitz! (Solo) – 22-23 July
Once the files get uploaded into Fortnite, we will be made aware of all the challenges.
Expect the same as last year, which was a new challenge everyday along with rewards for completing specific amounts of challenges.
As noted above, we expect some free rewards to become available to players similar to last year.
Last year we were able to unlock the Peely Smoothie backbling and a few other rewards!
Players can expect new skins in the item shop everyday, and all of them will have a Summer spin similar to last year!
Although we have seen a lack of LTM’s over the last couple of seasons, we expect this to change in the coming weeks.
Who knows what kind of wacky modes Epic has up their sleeves.
Hopefully, Epic unvaults one weapon for 24 hours once again. This was one of the best features from last year.
Leon Joseph is just a few years into his journalist career, but has already had pieces published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Game Spot. In regards to academics, Leon earned a degree in business from Texas State. Leon has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in the gaming industry.