Will there be a Fortnite Winter Royale in 2023? - Upcomer
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Will there be a Fortnite Winter Royale in 2023?

Fortnite Winter Royale was a massively popular $1 million esports tournament, and with rumors circulating on TikTok, people want to know if it's back.

The festive season is upon us, but many are wondering whether we will see Epic’s popular Winter Royale competitive mode return in 2023.

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Christmastime is here, and of course, that signals the arrival of Epic’s yearly holiday event Winterfest, complete with gifts and Quests to complete. In the past, it has also meant the appearance of Winter Royale, but many are unsure whether it’s happening this year.

Is Fortnite Winter Royale happening in 2023?

No, Fortnite Winter Royale is not happening in 2023.

Despite several TikTok accounts spreading rumors about it arriving on December 20, Epic Games have never announced its arrival, nor even hinted at the fact it would be happening. Why these TikTok accounts are doing this is unclear, but rest assured, Epic has said nothing about any tournaments this holiday season.

If anything changes, we’ll be sure to update this article and let you know.

The holiday season brings plenty of festive features to Fortnite. Screenshot via Hollow (YouTube)

What is Fortnite Winter Royale?

Fortnite Winter Royale was an online esports tournament held back in 2018. With a $1 million prize pool, solo players across North America and Europe were able to qualify for the tournament finale which was held on November 30 and December 1, 2018.

In the end, Nolan came out as the victor in the North American tournament, while Skite was the European winner.

The tournament was incredibly popular with fans and players alike, allowing everyone the chance to compete for one last massive prize pool before the year came to a close. It’s no surprise then that players are constantly asking Epic to bring it back, but five years on, there’s still no sign of it making a return.

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