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Epic Games releases details on Fortnite World Cup Finals Item Shop cosmetics

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The Fortnite World Cup Finals start on July 26 and Epic Games has released official details about exclusive skins & cosmetics for the event.

The World Cup Finals will be the highest prized tournament in esports history, at least until Dota 2’s The International takes place in August. $30,000,000 dollars are on the line for players and organizations as they compete to see who is the absolute best. However, Epic wants to reward fans of the esport with goodies as well.

Starting on July 25, the Item Shop will feature exclusive World Cup content including two skins and an emote. Depending on your current Locker stash, you may soon receive a new Style for free.

Fortnite World Cup Cosmetics – Outfit, Style, and Emote

World Cup Finals Loading Screen – via @ShiinaBR

Epic Games released yet another quick blog post talking about the World Cup Finals. This one centers its attention on the cosmetics that will be available for purchase. The post also gets into some of the Birthday content, but we’ll address that later.

While some may have been expecting some free cosmetics for the FWC Finals, Epic has opted to go the route of paid content for this event. They’ll be offering three separate items for sale starting July 25. This’ll include a new Style for Fishstick, a Ramirez variant World Cup skin, and the ‘Kiss the Cup’ emote.

Prices, except for the Fishstick skin, have not been revealed yet. We’ll be sure to update you once that changes. To be clear, you will not have to purchase the World Cup Fishstick Style separately if you already own the skin. Fishstick’s original price is 1200 V-Bucks.

The only image of the Fishstick Style thus far can be seen in the loading screen above. The Ramirez ‘World Warrior’ had a leaked image released about a week ago with v9.40. These images are courtesy of @ShiinaBR.

World Warrior Skin – @ShiinaBR

These cosmetics will not available after the Finals event, so be sure to buy them up quickly. We understand Epic’s desire to make money, but honestly…these should have been included as prizes for viewing certain amounts of the tournament in-game. They even just added support for ‘Picture-in-Picture’ streaming system that will allow you watch while playing!

Birthday Bash items and Overtime Challenges also got a quick mention in the post.

Overtime Challenges & Birthday Bash Info

Original Birthday Battle Bus from 2018

Overtime challenges include 9 tasks which will in unlock every 2 days. The rewards include tons of XP and exclusive Styles for Season 9 skins. As July 23, you have a little over 8 days to complete these tasks. Several of them require playing with a friend, so you’d better call Timmy.

Birthday Bash marks the second anniversary of Fortnite Battle Royale launch and features a party themed Battle Bus along with a fitting music track. The details for the event were given in the v9.41 patch notes. The most notable features are the Birthday Presents and Birthday Cakes.

Birthday Presents are legendary items which contain exceedingly good loot and be found via Floor Loot, Supply Drops, Llamas, Chests, and Vending Machines. The Cakes give players both Health and Shields upon use and will be scattered around various ‘Points of Interest.’ Both of these features will go live on July 25 and run until July 31.

Season 9’s end looks to be loud, fun, and filled to the brim with content. The Fortnite World Cup Finals start on July 26 running until the afternoon of July 28. We’ll be following along with the event closely and reporting on all major happenings, upsets, surprises, and more!

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Fortnite Item Shop leak reveals Aquaman Villain

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New leaks hint at Aquaman villain Black Manta coming to Fortnite’s Item Shop in Season 3.

Epic Games has introduced many new changes following the release of Fortnite’s long-awaited Season 3, with new weapons, a flooded map and even Aquaman being added as a character in the popular battle royale.

However, it seems as if there are even more characters from the DC universe on the way, after new leaked game files were found. According to Hypex, Aquaman’s Villain Black Manta will also be added to Fortnite in Season 3.

Unlike Aquaman’s skin, which will be available through the battle pass challenges, Hypex revealed that Black Manta’s skin and the ‘Black Manta Blades’ pickaxe will be added to the Item Shop.

The DC Villain is expected to arrive in Fortnite’s Item Shop on Thursday, June 16 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM BST/ 5 PM CEST.

While an early look at the new skin and blades has not yet been revealed, it will likely look quite similar to how the character was portrayed in the Aquaman movie.

With the upcoming release of this new character and rumors swirling about a potential Atlantis point-of-interest being added in Season 3, it is possible that Black Manta could play a role in some of the upcoming changes leading into the next season.

The Atlantis location is expected to arrive once the water level has decreased enough, and the final stage of the map has already been revealed by leakers.

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Fortnite v13.20 Update patch notes

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It’s a new week, and that means that there’s a fresh update for us all to enjoy, as the Fortnite v12.30 patch goes live on all platforms on Tuesday, June 30, introducing a new weapon and a major change to an existing item.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 has been live for a few weeks, and while the first major update of the season made sweeping changes to the game, Epic haven’t sat on their hands, dropping the 13.10 update to add Firefly Jars, and a second patch on June 30.

The Flare Gun and Portable Upgrade Benches are the major inclusions in this week’s patch, and we’ve got everything you need to know about the new items.

Flare Gun

Epic love to include new weapons for us to try out, and the v13.20 Update is no exception, with the Flare Gun finally making it’s long-awaited debut in the game.

The weapon, which holds six cartridges and deals 60 damage on a direct hit, was first spotted in the game’s files all the way back in Chapter 1, but for one reason or another never made it to the full game. Finally, though, it’s arrived, and with its ability to start fires, it is the perfect way to burn through enemy structures and send them back to the pre-game lobby.

The Flare Gun is the latest weapon added to Fortnite.

Portable Upgrade Bench

The other major change is the to the Upgrade Bench, which can now be broken and carried around to be used whenever you need it.

Simply hit it with your harvesting tool and it will transform into floor loot, which you can pick up and place in your inventory.

The Upgrade Bench can now be broken.

Bug fixes

Of course, no Fortnite update is complete without some bug fixes, and we have a full list of glitches addressed by Epic thanks to their official Trello board.

General

  • ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
  • Missing styles for the Specialist Pickaxe and Arroyo Pack Back Bling.
  • Rage Emote fire effect remaining on/near players.
  • Sandstorm Outfit missing hair.

Battle Royale

  • Party Assist Update
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match.
  • Fall damage from Ziplines while landing in shallow water.
  • Epic & Legendary SMGs sometimes cannot be sidegraded.
  • Damaging Marauders counting towards storm surge.
  • Chug Splash does not heal when thrown inside of a bush.
  • Supply Drops may sometimes push loot under the map.

Creative Mode

  • Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.
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Loserfruit Fortnite skin bundle: Leak and release date

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Loserfruit Fortnite skin

The next cosmetic item in Fortnite’s Icon series, this time for streamer Loserfruit, has been leaked, with the release date all but confirmed for June 21.

Following on from Ninja’s skin release earlier in the year, Loserfruit, one of the most popular Australian streamers, has been waiting on her skin coming to the game for months now.

Its initial launch was pushed back due to ongoing protests around the world, but it looks like it’s finally getting a proper release.

On June 21, a handful of leakers got their hands on the encrypted files for the skin, and accessed them, showcasing a full, high-quality look at the skin we’ll soon be able to rock in-game.

Featuring a replica of Loserfruit’s hoody with rainbow-colored arms, the arm portions light up spectacularly, and there is also a backpack that mirrors her own real-life version.

Loserfruit skin release date and price

The skin is set to release on June 21, now confirmed by Epic Games. Reliable data miner iFireMonkey says that a source has confirmed this date for the entire bundle.

The bundle includes a fruity pickaxe too, as well as the Bounce Berry emote.

The skin will be available at 8pm ET. It will cost 1,500 V-Bucks for just the skin, or 2,000 for the whole bundle.

Loserfruit herself is actually already rocking the skin in-game on her stream, thanks to exclusive access before the rest of us, so you can see it in action here.

We’ll keep you updated when the skin bundle is available to purchase in the item shop.

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