The beloved “kill-race” tournament is returning for Fortnite Chapter 3 and we can’t wait!
Back before the days of Cash Cups, FNCS and custom lobbies, the landscape of Fortnite’s competitive scene looked very different. With the game at its peak trajectory, fans around the world would tune in to watch their favorite creators battle it out with the best of the best.
Hosted by Drama Alert founder and king of controversy, Keemstar, Friday Fortnite pulled in millions of viewers on a weekly basis. With huge names like Shroud and Summit1G on the line up, this was hardly a surprise.
Rather than putting everyone in one lobby in a fight for survival, two teams of two would load into a Squads match together. Whichever Duo ended up with the most kills would then progress through to the next round of the bracket.
After a clash with Epic, who started running their own events at a similar time on Fridays, Keemstar opted to end the series and focus on other titles. Fortnite’s natural decline in popularity over the following years, coupled with the rapidly increasing average skill level, were likely leading reasons that the concept was never revived.
Until now… Keemstar announced on Monday that Friday Fortnite will be returning soon for a third instalment. Though he did not confirm an exact date, we can probably expect it to be within the next couple of weeks.
In a video shared on Twitter, Keem explained “The number one reason why I’m bringing back Friday Fortnite is because all these gaming entertainers are sitting here reacting to movies, reacting to TV shows, watching YouTube videos”. He later added, “We gotta get back to our roots!”.
Chapter 3 has given the game a fresh lease of life. Top streamers including Ninja and CouRageJD, who were largely absent during the last two years, are back playing regularly and having a great time.
As well as all the exciting new gameplay changes, such as the tornado and lightning weather conditions, the current ‘spray’ meta may be partially responsible. Though it is frustrating for more experienced players, people coming back to Fortnite after a long break have a far better chance to win fights than they did in previous seasons.
The first batch of competing teams is yet to be revealed, but you can be sure Keemstar is working on bringing in the big guns. With a large prize undoubtedly up for grabs, and crazy viewership almost guaranteed, it would be difficult to turn down the invitation.
Keem has already personally called out Friday Fortnite veterans Tfue and Cloakzy to take part, and a selection of creators and pros have displayed interest. Among these names were Nate Hill, FaZe Sway and Stable Ronaldo.
Further details should be available shortly, and we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop. It will certainly be intriguing to see how different Friday Fortnite looks in 2022, and whether there will be any significant adjustments to the format.