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Keeping up with the Jonesys: Weekly Fortnite recap


With Season 8 looming closer, the past week of Forntite news was dominated by the traditional end-of-season content.

We saw the FNCS Grand Finals crown new champions, some Season 8 leaks, and more information about the season-ending event.

Here are the biggest stories that you may have missed.

Season 7 FNCS

We'll start with the grand finals for the FNCS, which saw underdogs dominate in some of the major regions.

Both NA-East and EU saw relatively unaccomplished teams rise the ranks and take first place by the end of the weekend - especially the NA winners

Below are the winners in each region for the Season 7 FNCS. You can take a look at our full recap of NA-East and Europe here and here.

  • Europe: kiryachelfg, EvozA Stormyrite, Gambit Toose
  • NA-East: Twitter DukezFN, twitter justicee, twitter userzfn
  • NA-West: 100T Arkhram., 100T rehx, NRG EpikWhale4x
  • Asia: ALBA 漆黒の翼 満留王, Focus clxxer., たかちゃん LF
  • Oceania:Vortexnada 7, x2Jace 7, x2TaySunz 7
  • Brazil: TRIBЕ OPai, Рhzin Ӝ, gsх
  • Middle East: Falcon SNW74, SAQR Kаi, KINGS AbuFal7

Epic Games

Operation: Sky Fire Event

It has officially been confirmed that we will have a event to close Season 7 on September 12, 2021.

We don't know exactly what will happen during the event, but it stands to reason that The Mothership will paly a large role.

All we know, for now, is that the event will be followed by immediate downtime - something we've seen a couple of times in the past.

Some fans are suggesting we could have another Black Hole, but that isn't necessarily true. We saw immediate downtime after Season 4, but that was for hours rather than days.

Epic Games

More Season 8 news & leaks

Donald Mustard has now confirmed via a Twitter video that Naruto will be a part of the Fortnite Season 8- but not the Battle Pass.

More recently, however, we saw some leaks about another female singer being added to the game as a part of the Rift Tour event.

Some have speculated that this could be Lady Gaga, but we don't have any specific information that points in this direction.