Starting next week, Epic will reactivate Fortnite Battle Royale's "14 Days of Fortnite" event for one additional week, following controversy over the original event's end date.
"We communicated an incorrect end date for the 14 Days of Fortnite event and did not feel the Equalizer Glider compensation was the right approach," Epic said in a blog post this afternoon. "We’ve decided to bring back this event early next week through January 15 at 3 AM ET(0800 UTC)." Epic will also be mixing some limited time modes from the event back into rotation for the bonus week of festivities.
While the Fortnite client always listed the correct ending date and time for 14 Days of Fortnite, an Epic representative incorrectly stated that the event could last until today, January 4, on Reddit's /r/FortniteBR. This information was sourced by some news outlets, leading to widespread confusion over when the event would actually end. Epic initially gave the Equalizer Glider to all players as compensation for the miscommunication, but as many users saw this as inadequate, as they had already earned this glider.
So! Everybody gets another go at completing the 14 special event challenges. Will this be enough to quell the tide of anger coming from /r/FortniteBR? Probably not, but that's just how Reddit do. Reddit be mad.
You'll still have credit for all of the challenges you completed during the first event once this new one starts, but any partial credit on unfinished challenges will be reset back to zero. Since we missed basically the whole thing during our holiday travels, we're pretty excited to get another crack at it. Shout outs to the Epic employee who caused all this for inadvertently doing us a solid!