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Fortnite special announcement to be shared at the Game Awards 2019

Gather round, sweaties

If you're a Fortnite fan, you'll want to tune into the Game Awards 2019 later this week. The Fortnite official Twitter account has confirmed that a special announcement will be made, and the Game Awards Twitter account confirmed the tease. Now we just have to sit back and wait to see what it is!

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

A new scene from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will premiere in Fortnite on Dec. 14th, 2019

Jedi'll be there!

In what must be the biggest get for Epic/Fortnite yet, the company has announced that Star Wars fans will want to rush into the game on Dec. 14th, 2019 at 2 PM ET to check out a brand-new clip from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. With the new film launching on Dec. 20th, 2019, hyper is currently at a fevered pitch. I'd imagine this event is going to bring in a ton of lapsed Fortnite fans to check out the clip!

Fortnite players hear random "Testing...1...2..3" message play in-game across the entire map

Is this thing on?

Looks like we have our next Fortnite mystery to solve. Epic loves teasing the next big thing for Fortnite, and that's exactly what's going on in the clip above. Players in-game heard the message blasted across the game no matter where they were, and there was no explanation for it. Anyone care to venture a guess as to what this is all about?

YouTube reveals the top 5 most-viewed games of 2019

Minecraft with a commanding lead

YouTube is wrapping up another year with billions upon billions of views, and plenty of those go to the world of gaming. In particular, YouTube has revealed the top 5 most-viewed games of the year, and there's some Switch-related titles in the mix! Check out who made the top 5 below.

1. Minecraft (100.2 billion views)
2. Fortnite (60.9 billion views)
3. Grand Theft Auto V (36.9 billion views)
4. Garena Free Fire (29.9 billion views)
5. Roblox (29.6 billion views)

Switch bundles announced for Europe and South Korea

Mario Kart and Fortnite action

A pair of region-specific Switch bundles have been revealed today, starting with a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle set for launch throughout Europe. This bundle will include a Nintendo Switch Neon Blue (L)/Neon Red (R) Joy-Con system and a download code for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for EUR 299.

Following that, Nintendo of Korea has announced a special bundle for South Korea. This bundle is available from December 17th, 2019 to January 31st, 2020, and offers a Fornite Double Helix download to anyone who purchases a Switch or Switch Lite at any retail or digital storefront.

Fortnite offering Supercharged XP this weekend

A bit more bang for your buck

If you're looking to gain some XP quickly in Fortnite, this weekend is a great time to do so. Epic has announced that today and tomorrow, Fortnite players will be able to take advantage of Supercharged XP. Just to be clear, this isn't a double XP event, but it does provide more XP than usual.

Funko reveals new line of Fortnite merch

Figures and keychains incoming

Funko has announced a new set of Fortnite merch on the way. The company will be releasing a new series of Pop! figurines, as well as keychains. Check out details on the upcoming items below.

Do you prefer to throw yourself into the battle with guns blazing or camp out in the bushes and wait for your enemies to eliminate each other? Are you the first or last player off the Battle Bus? Is solo, duo or squad mode more your style? Whatever your battle strategy happens to be there’s one thing 125 million games can agree on: Fortnite: Battle Royale is epically awesome. Throw in dozens of intimidating, hilarious and adorable skins players can purchase with V-bucks and it’s no wonder the game has such an enormous following. Sink your teeth into victory and bling out your keychain with a Pop! Keychain Peely, Fishstick, Frozen Raven and Loot Llama.

Fortnite Fishing Frenzy Contest Announced

Fish on!

Things are about to get reel!

Triggerfish surfaces to present the first Fortnite Fishing Frenzy Contest. Beginning Friday, start casting your Fishing Rods for an opportunity to win a Bottom Dweller pickaxe or your very own real-life Llama Trophy!

Grab Triggerfish from the Item Shop on Friday, November 22 at 7 PM ET and send your enemies to sleep with the fishes.

COMPETITION TIMES, PRIZES & CATEGORIES

Open a can of worms on the casting competition beginning at 8am ET on Friday, November 22 until 8pm ET on Sunday, November 24.

Check out full details here

Fortnite's first season of Chapter 2 to be extended into Feb. 2020, Version 11.20 update details

Tis the season

Epic has announced that the first season of Fortnite's Chapter 2 is going to get quite the extension. We can now expect it to stick around all the way until Feb. 2020. Check out Epic's statement on the matter below.

With a new year comes new beginnings! Last year we celebrated 14 Days of Fortnite over the holidays. This year we’ve got even more content for you to unwrap, including new game features, free rewards and a live experience that you won’t want to miss. To prepare for all the new holiday-themed updates, we will be extending Chapter 2’s first season into early February. Get ready for winter!

We also have the basic patch notes for the Version 11.20 update. That includes Battle Royale and Creative updates. Check out the Battle Royale patch notes here, and the Creative notes here.

Fortnite adds Star Wars 'Imperial Stormtrooper' skin, further collaboration teased

Buy it, you will

The Imperial Stormtrooper is scouting the Island. Grab him in the Item Shop now! Are you ready to join the Empire? It doesn’t matter if you’re a little short (or even too tall), you can grab the Imperial Stormtrooper Outfit in the Item Shop now until November 17 at 7 PM ET!

On top of the addition of the Imperial Stormtrooper skin to Fortnite, it looks like there's even more Star Wars content on the way. A Capital ship has been spotted in the game's data, and apparently you can see it slowly sneaking into the game if you look high into the sky.

What other Star Wars content is coming? We'll have to hang tight and see what Epic reveals...or wait for dataminers to suss stuff out!

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