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Epic offers free Fortnite glider following event confusion

Epic offers free Fortnite glider following event confusion

Battle Royale games have gone from a niche to the mainstream in the past couple of years, from PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds breaking concurrent player records on Steam to Fortnite achieving the title for most viewed stream on Twitch.

Many players believed they had until January 3 or 4 to complete the recent 14 Days of Fortnite challenges, and when it came to an end on January 1, they missed out on the festive rewards.

The 14 Days of Fortnite event lasted two weeks over the Christmas holiday, offering players rewards for completing various fun - and often simple - tasks.

"We apologize for communicating the wrong end date for 14 Days of Fortnite on social channels", reads the above Twitter post. That won't be happening, but the company has offered an apology in the form of a free item: the Equalizer Glider.

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Update: Epic confirmed that the Equalizer Glider freebie is still in place: Anyone who completed at least one of the 14 Days challenges will still be given the glider. Epic hasn't revealed just when players will get this reward, but it'll be some time in the near future. We've made a decision to bring back this event next week through January 15 at 3 AM ET (0800 UTC).

"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".

In addition to the challenges making a comeback, some of the Limited Time Modes that were also available will be coming back as well. That turned out not to be the case, much to the chagrin of players who were counting on that extra time to knock out the challenges.

The 14 Days of Fortnite challenges are back and are available to complete until early next week.


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