Fortnite Fridays will bring weekly battle royale action to Microsoft Stores

Fortnite Battle Royale
Fortnite Battle Royale (Image credit: Epic Games )

Epic's Fortnite has been a bit of a sensation in the battle royale genre, and Microsoft is looking to hop on the train. The company announced that it will start holding Fortnite Friday events at its retail stores beginning tomorrow, April 20, pitting players against each other in person with prizes up for grabs.

The first Fortnite Friday event kicks off at ASUS ROG Arenas at Microsoft Store locations in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia on April 20, running from 5:30 p.m. through 9 p.m. local time. The series will then run every Friday through July 6, with solos, duos, and squad events at different times. Here's a breakdown of the schedule:

  • Solos: Every Friday, April 20 – Friday, May 11
  • Duos: Every Friday, May 18 – Friday, June 8
  • Squads: Every Friday, June 15 – Friday, July 6

Gamers who participate will be able to compete for a grand prize gift card that can be used towards 2,500 V-Bucks in Fortnite: Battle Royale.

If you're ready to join in, you can find a nearby Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) and register to participate in upcoming tournaments.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • You would think they would do more with PUBG being that they secured a timed console launch with the game.
  • Possibly once it's out of Game Preview.
  • Right. Pubg would of been the better choice.
  • But... The game is not even available in the Windows Store (officially called Microsoft Store) ? So sad
  • If they did PUBG, people would ask for Fortnight. Can't have it all.
  • PUBG is too "mature" of a title, fortnite is better for a young crowd