Fortnite Short Nite 2 film festival returns on July 23

Fortnite Short Nite 2
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Fortnite Short Nite 2 is returning to Party Royale in Fortnite this Friday and will showcase 40 minutes worth of short films. 

The film festival will contain several animated shorts by up-and-coming-creators as well as debut the next entry of the Gildedguy animated series, Gildedguy Gets Up. 

If you’re not familiar with the Party Royale space in Fortnite, it's an experimental space within Fortnite that allows friends to get together and enjoy the likes of minigames, virtual concerts, movie showings, and more, without the competitiveness or threat of the main game.

Once players have entered the Party Royale zone they will be dropped onto a map and must find their way towards the big screen to witness whatever event is running at that time. Which, in the case of Short Nite 2, will be a series of animated shorts. Don’t worry if you can’t quite make it to the Party Royale mode in time though as the 40 minutes worth of content will be looped on the big screen for 48 hours after it is first premiered. 

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According to Epic Games’ announcement, players will have the option to watch Short Nite 2 in the standard Battle Royale mode via picture-in-picture - which will be available during certain times of the event and accessible through the game’s settings. Players who wish to watch the shorts that have audio in a different language will also be able to alter this in the game’s settings. 

Short films aren’t the only impressive thing that Fortnite has shown at the Party Royale, as the big screen also premiered some of filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s back catalog including Inception, Batman Begins, and The Prestige last year. There’s also been a series of concerts performed in this space of the game including performances by Steve Aoki, and deadmau5, with rumors of pop star Arianna Grande hosting a virtual concert in the game soon. 

Grab your friends and gather around the big screen for Short Nite 2 from Friday, July 23 at 2pm ET / 11am PT / 7pm BST until Sunday, July 25 at the same time. 

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After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I'm also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.