Fortnite – ‘Fortnite’ Winter Trials Event May Be Coming Soon With Nick Eh 30, SypherPK and More
Fortnite announced, and quickly removed, its Winter Trials website Monday evening, and the whole situation has the Battle Royale faithful scratching their heads. The now-offline page detailed an event in which players could collaborate with streamers, vote on challenges and work together to rise to the top of a regional leaderboard. Before its removal, a virtual tour of the website was uploaded by prominent Fortnite leaker HYPEX.
If and when Winter Trials officially begins, the event features a seven-day competition in which players join teams dedicated to popular Fortnite streamers such as Nick Eh 30, SypherPK, Nate Hill, EMADGG and more. These allegiances can be switched daily with the individual goal of earning Badges to unlock rewards such as emotes, Sprays and Weapon Wraps. Badges are accrued a number of ways: through every 20 minutes of gameplay, pledging your daily vote to a streamer and voting on specific community-based challenges over the course of the competition.
These challenges, while not fully revealed, seem to be mostly skilled-based. On the removed version of the Winter Trials page, challenges were visible for finishing a specific parkour course in Fortnite Creative, eliminating NPCs, completing Bounties and avoiding damaging other players. There will be one challenge to complete per day with four Community Challenges, two Creative Challenges and one Surprise Challenge. By completing these seven challenges, players earn points for their designated teams. The scoring works as follows:
- First: five points
- Second: four points
- Third: three points
- Fourth: two points
- Fifth: one point.
To reiterate, the Badge and cosmetic reward component seem to be mostly for participating in the event by playing the game, joining teams and voting for challenges. The points component, however, is tied to a streamer’s individual teams and the larger community. While we assume some sort of reward will be available for those who played on the winning streamer’s team, that much has not been revealed.
Assuming the Winter Trials event site comes back online over the next few hours or days, this is the first Fortnite event of its kind. It involves heavy participation not just in-game but also through the tournament website as well. While most of the assets on the site appeared largely finished, the small collection of typos in the text suggests the event wasn’t quite ready for its debut. We’ll do our best to provide official dates and an update on Winter Trials as it becomes available.
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What do you think of Fortnite Winter Trials based on the concept described on the website? Will Epic announce this event soon? Tell us in the comments section!