Epic Games has announced this years alternative to the 14 days of summer event.

Last year, Epic introduced the 14 days of summer event. During the event, there was a daily Fortnite challenge for players to complete and a cosmetic reward for each completed challenge.

Weapons and items were also unvaulted each day for 24 hours along with a fresh rotation of both new and old LTMs. Although there’s not going to be a 14 days of summer Fortnite event, Epic have announced a different event for summer 2020 called Fortnite Summer Splash 2020.

Fortnite Summer Splash Event
Fortnite Summer Splash Event

Fortnite Summer Splash 2020

Epic Games updated the news feed on the Nintendo Switch to announce the Summer Splash Fortnite event. However, as of writing, there’s been no update to the pc or console news feed with any information on the event.

Summer Splash will be similar to the 14 days of summer event, however, it appears as though there’ll be no daily challenge for players to complete and no rewards to earn. From the news feed information, it also appears as though there’ll be no old weapons and items being unvaulted for the day.

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There will be a daily rotation of both classic LTMs as well as new ones. Some of the classic LTMs that’ll be available during Summer Splash include Fog of War (Sneaky Silencers), Close Encounters, Unvaulted, Catch!, and more. Some of these classic LTMs will have some new features since they were last available to play.

New Fortnite Summer skins and the return of Summer Drift and Beach Bomber

Similar to the 14 days of summer event last year, there’ll be new and old summer-themed Fortnite skins and other cosmetics hitting the Fortnite Item Shop each day. In today’s v13.20 update, data-miners leaked a number of different summer-themed skins including Dad Bod Jonesy, and you can take a look at the full set of skins leaked today over here.

Dad Bod Jonesy Fortnite skin
Dad Bod Jonesy Fortnite skin

The announcement also mentions the return of the Summer Drift and Beach Bomber skins, but there’ll be a bunch of other Fortnite skins making a return to the shop.

Fortnite Leaked v9.30 Skin - Summer Drift
Fortnite Leaked v9.30 Skin – Summer Drift

We’re not quite sure how long this Fortnite Summer Splash 2020 event will last, but Epic do state that from now until the end of the season, players can drop into a rotation of classic LTMs along with new ones. It’s unlikely there’ll be new and old summer Fortnite skins in the shop until the end of the season, but we’ll update this with any specific information that’s released regarding the end date.

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We could still see some Fortnite summer challenges and rewards added in the next update, although it’s quite unlikely. Either way, be sure to turn on website notifications so you don’t miss out on any of the summer splash news.

Here’s the full text from the Nintendo announcement:

It’s time to celebrate summer – the Fortnite Summer Splash starts now!

With the flood turning the entire island into a waterfront destination, it’s time to grab your swimsuit, an ice-cold jar of Slurp Juice, and dive into the Summer Splash. From now until the end of Season 3, drop into a rotation of classic LTMs along with some new ones. There are also new and favourite Item Shop outfits arriving – tailor-made for an island getaway.

Fun in the Sun: Classic & New LTMs
Throughout Summer Splash, enjoy a rotation of LTMs such as Fog of War (formerly Sneaky Silencers), Close Encounters, Unvaulted, Catch! and more. You’ll notice these classic LTMs getting some Summer Splash refreshment with some new features.

Brad new LTMs will kick off in a future update and include new takes on Operation: Knockout, a reell ’em in royale, and a game on elimination-powered upgrades.

Summer Vibes: New Outfits and More
Summer Splash will also feature new Outfits and other Item Shop items inspired by all things summer: sand, sea, sports, and – of course – good food. Dial-in your fairway drive as golf expert Par Patroller, Shark-suit up as Cozy and Comfy Chomps, unwind as Dad Bod Jonesy, and more.

Fortnite Summer Splash Skins
Fortnite Summer Splash Skins

The summer head also heralds the return of both Summer Drift and Beach Bomber for the festives.

Whether you live in the Northern of Southern Hemisphere, come join us in a sunny celebration in Fortnite!

Co-founder, Writer and Social at Fortnite Insider. You can find Yousef occasionally writing articles and managing the Fortnite Insider Twitter account (@Fortnite_BR). As well as running Fortnite Insider, Yousef also has a handful of other successful ongoing projects and likes to keep busy. He plays FPS and BR games, mainly Fortnite of course, in his spare time. Yousef is always on hand 24/7 to break the latest news. Second-class upper-division (2:1) bachelor's with honours degree in Creative Computing. Contact: [email protected]
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Kaleb
Kaleb
15 days ago

I love this game andthe update’s

SidNightwalker
SidNightwalker
15 days ago

The challenges last year were pretty fun but the cosmetic unlocks were rather uh, well, lame. Hopefully they’ll have at least one decent one this time.

Hi from California
Hi from California
15 days ago

lucky I got the article cuz I’m playing on switch. I’m so so glad they are bringing back old Ltms because they can be so fun! I like the one called solid gold (I think. And it has nothing to do with midas). It is the one where you get only legendary weapons. Also, I can’t wait to play unvaulted!!! I miss the old weapons!

Last edited 15 days ago by Hi from California
Kirby Girl
Kirby Girl
15 days ago

I hope fog of war will have the fog from Fortnitemares/the blizzard, fog and silencers would be a really interesting (and tense) game mode! and reel ’em in royale sounds fun too, I’m assuming that might be something along the lines of “only weapons and items you can get are from fishing” but a more arcade-y fishing match where you just compete to catch the best stuff could be fun too :]

Kelly Alerson
Kelly Alerson
15 days ago

So will there be anything free this event?