Fortnight Closed Beta Set for ‘Early Next Year’

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Taking a page out of Willy Wonka’s book, Epic Games gave out a golden ticket last night to one lucky audience member at its Fortnite panel. Since Epic doesn’t own a chocolate factory (that we know of), this ticket allows its holder early access to the Fortnite closed beta next year. Funny thing, though; this beta has not yet been announced.

According to JoystiqFortnite producer Tany Jessing did confirm that a closed beta is forthcoming, but did not comment on whether or not there will be an open beta. Design director Cliff Bleszinski was even less talkative on the subject, stating that those types of decisions were “TBD.”

Fortnite, for those who need a refresher, is a sandbox co-op survival game that was announced last year at the VGAs. Then, at Comic Con, Epic gave fans a more in-depth glimpse of the game, releasing screenshots and confirming that the title will run on the Unreal Engine 4. As of now Fortnite is only set to release on PC, but if a new batch of consoles is confirmed soon, we may end up seeing it on those as well.

Readers–though it’s not a Klondike bar–what would you do for a Fortnite closed beta key? Let us know in the comments below, or go crazy with excitement on our forums!

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