Fortnite Battle Royale might be getting a crossover with the upcoming release of IT Chapter Two after red balloons have started to appear around the map.
Fortnite and Epic Games are no stranger to creating mashups with movies, television shows, and other massive industries, with multiple crossover events taking place in the title’s past.
Now, it appears that a Fortnite X IT Chapter Two crossover is all but confirmed after a red balloon can be found coming out of a sidewalk drain in Pleasant Park.
When you break the red balloon, you’ll hear an incredibly sinister laugh from the sewer from none other than Pennywise the Clown himself.
You can hear the laugh for yourself below, courtesy of LootLakeBR.
Although the collaboration with IT Chapter 2 has yet to be confirmed, data miners found the red balloon and Pennywise’s laugh in the game files from the v10.20 update.
It Chapter Two is scheduled to release on Friday, September 6, so that is probably when the official Fortnite crossover would be released as well.
The red balloon is one of the most prominent icons of the It universe and typically ‘announces’ Pennywise’s presence. When you see a red balloon, Pennywise is likely nearby, which could be the perfect teaser for a crossover.
In regards to content, there are tons of potential options for a Fortnite x IT Chapter Two mashup. Clown skins, gliders, axes, and in-game content could be a great addition, especially with Halloween on the horizon.
At the time of writing, a Fortnite X IT Chapter Two crossover is not confirmed by Epic Games.
Is this a mashup that you’d like to see? Let us know below!
How to get the Spacefarer Ariana Grande skin in Fortnite
Fortnite has added a new Ariana Grande skin. Here is how you can get the Spacefarer Ariana Grande skin and her style variant in Fortnite.
Ariana Grande has returned to Fortnite! Here is how you can get the new Spacefarer Ariana Grande skin in Fortnite.
Nickelodeon child star turned international superstar, Ariana Grande has been immortalized in Fortnite. Along with a one-of-a-kind digital experience, Fortnite released the official Ariana Grande skin.
Other musical artists such as Travis Scott, Marshmello, and Major Lazer have also appeared in Fortnite. Epic Games also hosted concerts for Scott and Marshmello that rivaled Grande’s.
However, neither Scott nor Marshmello have had skins added to the game later. As for Ariana Grande, Fortnite is adding the new Spacefarer skin which depicts Grande as an intergalactic bounty hunter.
Unlocking Spacefarer Ariana Grande in Fortnite
Unfortunately, there isn’t any way to unlock Spacefarer Ariana Grande in Fortnite without the use of V-Bucks. That’s right, players have to purchase the Spacefarer Ariana Grande skin from the Item Shop.
Spacefarer Ariana Grande, as well as the original Ariana Grande set, will be available on October 21 at 8 PM EST. It will likely cost 2,000 V-Bucks like the last Ariana Grande skin. However, we will update the price when it is officially released.
The Spacefarer Ariana Grande skin comes with a built-in emote that drastically changes the look of the skin. There’s also an alternate style that players can unlock via challenges.
Unlock Spacefarer Ariana Grande’s Captain A. Grande style
The Spacefarer Ariane Grande skin has a secret bonus style that players have to unlock. In order to unlock the style, players will have to purchase the base skin and complete the Ariana Grande challenge punchcard.
The Ariana Grande NPC is located on the boardwalk at Believer Beach. Here are her punchcard challenges:
- Collect a Record and place in a turntable x 2
- Study the Caretaker’s Footprints x 2
- Collect Symbols from eliminated Cube Monsters x 5
- Reveal the Command Symbol x 1
- Launch Signal Flares x 3
You will unlock the bonus style as soon as these challenges are completed.
For more Fortnite, check out how to unlock the Season 8 Cube Queen skin, and stay tuned for more news and guides.
The future of Fortnite Mobile on Apple devices won’t be decided for 2-3 months
The Epic Games vs Apple trial has ended, but Fortnite Mobile’s return and the trial verdict are still months away.
Following the Epic Games vs Apple trial, the judge announced that a verdict won’t be issued for up to three months. This means that Fortnite Mobile won’t return to Apple devices for at least two months.
Fortnite mobile was removed from the App Store on August 13, 2020, following a breach of contract with Apple. Epic Games announced a permanent discount on V-Bucks that mobile players could only have if they used a direct payment method. This undermined the 30% cut Apple takes from all in-app transactions which is against its Terms of Service.
Following Epic’s announcement, Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store and prohibited future updates. This was then met with a lawsuit from Epic Games claiming that Apple’s digital storefront policies are anti-competitive. The trial officially started on May 3, and has since concluded.
Fortnite Mobile’s return is months away
While the three-week trial officially concluded on May 21, we still don’t know who won the trial. At the end of the evidence portion of the trial, the judge announced she would issue a verdict before August 13. However, she also stated that she wouldn’t have a verdict before June 7.
Epic’s platform during the trial was that Apple’s 30% cut of all transactions promotes anti-competitive behavior. Epic Games made it clear before and during the trial that this suit was not for monetary gain, but was to fight for fair policies for all app developers. Towards the end of the trial, it seemed as if the judge was starting to sympathize with Epic’s position.
According to Twitter user imgoldenyt, the judge was intensely criticizing Apple’s CEO Tim Cook on the lack of competition on iOS devices. The judge at one point stated, “It doesn’t feel like you feel competition, and a reason to change the matter in which you act.”
Regardless of the judge’s assumed position, we still won’t know the result of the trial for a couple of months. This also means that Fortnite Mobile won’t return to the App Store within this time frame. Even if Fortnite isn’t declared the winner, Apple has extended an invitation to have Fortnite back on the App Store if it abides by store policies.
How to collect books from Holly Hedges and Sweaty Sands
The Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenges are available. Here’s how to collect books from Holly Hedges and Sweaty Sands.
The Fortnite Season 5 Week 7 challenges are live. Here’s a guide to the most difficult challenge: collecting books from Holly Hedges and Sweaty Sands.
Epic have been taking it easy on us this season, with only a handful of weekly challenges requiring us to search the map for specific items.
Unfortunately, the Season 5 Week 7 challenges include one of these, requiring you to collect books in Sweaty Sands and Holly Hedges. We did the leg work for you so you can get back to grabbing Victory Royales.
Fortnite Holly Hedges & Sweaty Sands book locations
There are three books in each location, but you only need to find five of them. Since Sweaty and Holly are near one another, you can easily complete this challenge in a single game of Team Rumble.
The book locations are as follows:
- Ground floor of the yellow house in the northwest
- The tall building in the southeast corner
- The building in the northeast corner (dog house)
- The building next to the RV park
- The bookshelf inside the tall apartment building
- The building in the southeast corner
Again, Team Rumble is the best way to complete this challenge if you want to get it out of the way. Of course, you can always land at these locations in a normal match, but that’s only making it more difficult for yourself.
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You can take a look at the full list of Season 5 Week 7 challenges here. We’ll be back next week with another guide to all of the weekly challenges.
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