Epic details Fortnite’s summer event

Epic Games has shared some details on Fortnite’s upcoming summer event.

It’s called 14 Days of Summer, and funnily enough it will take place over a fourteen day period during Summer, even if the weather here in England isn’t exactly representative of Summer right now. Specifically, the event will run from Tuesday 25th June until Tuesday 9th July.

During the event, each day will feature new pieces of content (sort of). According to Epic, a weapon will be unvaulted each day for a 24 hour period, so expect to be able to use some old weaponry for limited periods. There will also be a daily challenge, a free reward, and new outfits each day. Perhaps most excitingly, there will also be a new limited time mode to play each day.

While there are no details on which limited time mode will be playable on which day, Epic did reveal the following details for each game mode:

Heavy Metal Squads
In this mode, only the “Heavy” weapon variants can be found in loot boxes. Get your loadout and get in the fight!

Mode Details:

  • Only weapons with heavy in the name
  • Faster metal farming rates
  • Faster storm times

Storm Chasers: Surfin’ (squads)
Ride the waves and try to stay afloat, who will be the best?

Mode Details:

  • Everyone deploys to a vehicle at the start of the game
  • Impulses will drip into your inventory during the match
  • Last man standing wins

Splashdown Squads
Simple summer fun, try to eliminate opponents with the new Water Balloon Item.

Mode Details:

  • Respawns on
  • Will primarily be able to damage people with the new water balloon item
  • First to the goal score wins

Power Up Solos
Become the most powerful player in the match. Consume as many shields as you can and fight to be the last one standing.

Mode Details:

  • Respawn on at the start, but turns off after a set time
  • Max shields increase every time you consume a shield
  • Shield drops in supply drops greatly increased
  • Shields will fill up to full when respawning is turned off

Leave None Behind Duos
United you stand strong, but divided you fall. Leave none behind!

Mode Details:

  • Slurp effect always active while no teammates are down
  • If a teammate is downed, they become immune to damage
  • While a teammate is downed, all other teammates lose their slurp, and begin taking damage over time

Use With Care Duos
Resources are scarce in this mode so make sure you place builds efficiently!

Mode Details:

  • Spawn in with an initial amount of building materials
  • Cannot get new resources throughout the match
  • Last one standing wins

Headshots Duos
Take your time and be careful with your shots, and may whoever has the best aim win.

Mode Details:

  • Can only deal damage with headshots
  • All shotguns removed

Tank Battle Squads
Simple twist on normal BR that greatly increases the health and shields players start with.

Mode Details:

  • Siphon turned on and increased to match increased health
  • Ammo increased
  • No healing items

Builders Paradise Squads
A paradise for builders to flex their skills and build to their heart’s content.

Mode Details:

  • Structure health GREATLY increased
  • Resource gathering rates increased
  • Neutral editing turned on (anyone can edit any player-built wall)

Wick’s Bounty Duos
Wick’s Bounty is back! Eliminate other players to collect other players’ coins to prove that you are the best in the business

Mode Details:

  • Spawn in with weapons and 3 lives
  • Hunt down and eliminate high value targets as they appear on the map
  • First to the goal score wins

Arsenal (Solos)
Assert your dominance with a variety of different weapons. Whoever is the best, with the worst…is the best?!

Mode Details:

  • Start each game with some of the best weapons in the game
  • Eliminating other players makes your weapons worse
  • First to get an elimination with the final weapon wins

Rumble Squads
A new take on the classic Team Rumble. This time the stakes are higher and you have fewer friends to rely on.

Mode Details:

  • Respawning is turned on
  • Green or better weapons
  • First to goal score wins

Loadout Swap Squads
Show how quickly you can adapt to today’s rapidly changing world. On a set timer all players in the match will all be granted the same random loadout.

Mode Details:

  • New loadout granted on a timer
  • Respawn is on
  • First to goal score wins

Strategic Structures Squads
Think before you place in this twist on normal building. Which material should you use?

Mode Details:

  • Metal and stone structure healths increased
  • Metal and stone resource farming increased
  • Metal and stone material caps lowered
Chris is our resident FPS-obsessed football fanatic who, when not playing an FPS or FIFA, can probably be found spending the odd 100 hours or so building his perfect farm on Stardew Valley. Chris comes to you with a hint of cynicism and plenty of sarcasm.

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