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Short Nite 2 Fortnite Film Festival Returns to Party Royale

Fortnite's "Short Nite" film festival is returning to the game in the form of a sequel—Short Nite 2.
Fortnite's "Short Nite" film festival is returning to the game in the form of a sequel—Short Nite 2. / Epic Games

Fortnite's "Short Nite" film festival is returning to the game in the form of a sequel—Short Nite 2.

Epic announced the event's return on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 20, via the official Fortnite Twitter account. Players and animation fans alike will be able to gather around the party stage and view a collection of animated shorts from some of their favorite series before they debut anywhere else. Among these is the highly-anticipated continuation of Gildedguy in "Gildedguy Gets Up!"

Here's where and when to watch it all go live.

When does Short Nite 2 Fortnite start?

The return of the Short Nite film festival, aptly named Short Nite 2, will debut on July 23 at 2 p.m. ET on the Party Royale stage. Fortunately, those who cannot make the premiere need not worry about missing out. Epic Games announced that the festival will continue through to July 25 at 2 p.m. ET, repeating all aired shorts on a loop. The entire show has a runtime of about 40 minutes.

Gildedguy Gets Up! is, of course, the headliner for the event. Those who aren't big fans of him can also look forward to shorts from Simon's Cat, the Mystery Skulls, and more.

Additionally, in honor of Gildedguy, fans can pick up the Gildedguy outfit in the Item Shop starting July 22 at 8 p.m. ET. His Slush Fighter Cape Back Bling and Stellapen Smashpack Pickaxe will also be available. A price point for these items has yet to be confirmed.

More information about the film event is available on Epic's Fortnite news blog. The company also published a guide on how to get to The Big Screen.