Challenges include playing matches, dealing damage to opponents and even dancing in front of birthday cakes in the game.
Epic explains that Fortnite's matchmaking service (MMS) relies on nodes that put players in open servers that match their requested regions. As it turns out, Fortnite actually had the server capacity to handle all of the people looking to create Playground matches - where it failed was in the matchmaking service itself.
Fortnite's first birthday party will run until August 7. The good news is that the work Epic had to do to bring Playground mode back online will continue to benefit the game as it grows further, and the hope is that we won't see another failure like this again.
Since Fortnite has skyrocketed the battle royale genre to worldwide popularity, several other video game series have sought to emulate their success, and they're right to do so. Most notably, the upcoming installment of "Call of Duty: Black Ops" will feature the franchise's first take on battle royale.
KEEMSTAR announced his decision to cancel the 11th edition of his highly successful UMG tournament in Friday Fortnite on July 19th on his personal Twitter account in response to the decision of Epic Games to host their 500K solo Fortnite Summer Skirmish Tournament at the same time. The fact that Fortnite refreshes its world and character themes every couple of months means that, so long as the game stays popular, there's probably going to be a lot more Funko Pops on the horizon.