The holiday-themed 14 Days of Fortnite event ended earlier than many players anticipated, as developer Epic Games admitted it shared the wrong end date on its social channels. As an apology, the studio said it would offer a free item for all players who participated in the event, but now it has decided to go one step further and bring the entire event back for a limited time.
“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,” Epic wrote on its website. “After further discussion, we’ve decided to bring back this event early next week through January 15 at 3 AM ET (0800 UTC). We’ll also be enabling some of the most popular Limited Time Modes that were available during the event.”
As part of 14 Days of Fortnite, Epic offered a new challenge to complete and reward to unlock every day. The developer says all of these will be available for the duration of the event when it returns next week, giving players another chance to unlock any rewards they may have missed. However, Epic notes that any progress players had made on partially completed challenges will be reset.
Earlier this week, Epic said it would give all players who completed at least one of the 14 Days of Fortnite challenges the Equalizer glider, which was the 14th reward you could unlock as part of the event. Many players, however, expressed that they would rather the event be extended, making this decision welcome news. You can see all of the challenges and rewards from the event in our 14 Days of Fortnite roundup.
In other Fortnite news, Epic recently rolled out the fifth weekly set of challenges of Season 7, which task players with dancing on towers and searching between a giant rock man, a crowned tomato, and an encircled tree, among other things. The developer also introduced a new item to the game: the Boom Box, which can destroy structures.