A New Glider Is Now Available In Fortnite Thanks To Epic Games’ Generous Way Of Ringing In The New Year

A New Glider Is Now Available In Fortnite Thanks To Epic Games’ Generous Way Of Ringing In The New Year
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2020 is already shaping up to be a great year for Fortnite players. That’s because Epic Games is providing a free gift to ring in the new year. It’s a glider and quite a fantastic one at that. It seems Epic Games is looking to keep the giving spirit alive well after Christmas and New Years.

The only thing Epic Games is requiring Fortnite players to do is complete a series of challenges, which involve setting off fireworks at different marked locations. Thankfully, plenty of players have indicated these locations already so you don’t have to go on a wild goose chase.

If you want to search for the fireworks yourself for a little bit more of a challenge, they’re pretty easy to spot. You’ll just have to keep a lookout for other opponents, as there will surely be others looking for the same locations too. That makes getting this free gift all the more rewarding, though.

Gliders have been an amazing introduction to Fortnite as a whole. They make traveling across large stretches of the map a breeze. They also give you an aerial advantage over grounded opponents, whether you’re dropping bombs or picking them off with a long-range sniper. The combat strategies above are pretty much limitless.

There’s something so fun about being high up in the air away from the chaotic closer quarters combat. Gliders aren’t the easiest to get, but they certainly have a huge payoff for those luckily enough to escape with them unharmed.

As far as the gifted glider that’s available all the way through January 7, it looks amazing. It has an apt 2020 banner at the top that’s vibrant yellow with a firework border. Needless to say, it stands out in the air. The wing portions appear to be comprised of some sort of tech metal. Overall, it’s a great addition to an already great list of gliders. It seems like the community has really gotten behind it too, considering the positive ratings.

Any time Epic Games takes time out of their busy schedule to provide free features or gifts is certainly worth getting excited above. It’s a huge reason why Fortnite has been able to stay at the top of the leaderboards in this space for so many years.

2020 is shaping up to be an amazing year for video games, especially for Fortnite players. Who knows what other gifts will be coming down the pipe soon?