Hey, what’s up Storm Chasers! I am the new Community Manager here at Epic and like a very special group of Storm Chasers, I was able to experience my first Fortnite event in Portland this past weekend. Some of you may have seen our fort-building, maple bacon donuts, adventures on the Facebook, Twitter, or Vine. And for anyone that may have forgotten, our first Storm Chasers’ event was held in Boston, MA during PAX East.
In similar fashion as the Boston event, Portland gamers eager to try out Fortnite were able to play an early version of the game while dining on Durrrburgers and chatting with various members of the development team about Fortnite. Needless to say, it was an absolute blast meeting members of the community and absorbing early feedback on the game. For the curious, we have a video of the event that you all can check out below.
We truly want to connect with our community at these events and provide an atmosphere where players have an excellent time, have an opportunity to impact the direction of the game, and get to know members of the development team on a personal level. We’re making it a top priority to make sure that our community has fun and we want to spread the bacon-filled love with future events!
Our next Storm Chasers event will take place here in Raleigh at Epic Games on Saturday, June 28. This will be an opportunity for people who signed up for the Alpha to experience Fortnite for the first time and meet everyone here at Epic. Let us know in the comments below if you are in the area and would like to attend and don’t forget to sign up for the Alpha at Fortnite.com. You never know where we’ll end up next.