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Fortnite v10.20 Update Leaked Cosmetics – Skins, Pickaxes, Gliders, and more

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Fortnite’s v10.20 Update is now officially live on all platforms, and data miners have been hard at work scouring the patch files in hopes of finding brand-new skins, gliders, pickaxes, and more that are headed to the game.

The v10.20 Update introduced a brand new item in the form of the Shield Bubble, which will protect you from explosives and projectiles for 30 seconds, but the headline addition was the new Fortnite x Mayhem event, which sees the popular battle royale title team up with Borderlands 3 to bring Pandora to the game’s island. 

Alongside these massive changes, Epic Games have also added a number of brand-new cosmetic items to the files, which are likely to appear in the in-game store over the next few weeks and made available for purchase by fans of the battle royale title. 

Borderlands invades Fortnite in the v10.20 Update. Credit: Epic Games / 2K Games

These cosmetic items will be released sporadically over the next few days, but are added to the game in one big batch, hidden away in the files in the hopes that players won’t see them before they are officially released. 

For those who are impatient though, data miners usually search through the files themselves, and release them early so we can see what’s heading to the game, and what cosmetic items we want to buy once they are available. 

As always, just because they have been added to the game isn’t a guarantee that we’ll ever see them in the store, as the developers have added cosmetics in the past which have never been used. 

With last week’s v10.10 Content Update not including any cosmetic items at all, Epic Games have added tons of new items with this patch, and you can take an early look at what is coming to the game below. 

Thanks to @FNBRHQ for these leaks. 

Fortnite v10.20 Leaked Skins and Cosmetic Items

Skins

Sledge

Make an impact.

Aeronaut

Journey beyond the edge of the sky.

Psycho Bandit

Heyo!

Vulture

Loom over the competition.

Hard Charger

Gassed up and ready to ride.

Harvesting Tools

Psycho Buzz Axes

*Maniacial laughter intensifies.*

Impact Edge

Enginereed for ultimate impact.

Blue Bolt

Infused with the power of blue.

Aero Axe

Show your stripes.

Gliders

Stunt Cycle

Hang on tight.

Dual Defiant

Defy all expectations.

Back Bling

Containment Pack

Battle rated containment system.

Motocase

Built for speed.

Rogue Spider Shield

Stronghold

Strong and ready.

Wraps

Fingerprint

Show your style.

Angular Flow

Show your style.

Taffy

Show your style.

Square Stream

Show your style.

Emotes

A new set of emotes have also been added to Fortnite, with data miner @HYPEX giving fans a peek at what they will look like inside the game.

More cosmetic items are being released, so make sure to check back as we’ll continue updating this article as they become available.

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Opinion: Ninja Battles is what we thought professional Fortnite would be

Ninja Battles has shown us that there’s a massive opportunity in invitational Fortnite tournaments.

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When competitive Fortnite was first announced, fans imagined Team Liquid going up against TSM and FaZe. Tfue and Cloakzy were battling Chap and 72hrs for the win. TSM boasted Myth, Daequan, and Hamlinz – three of the best players in the world at the time.

Those were the old days of competitive Fortnite, and they are way behind us. There’s been a massive changing of the guard, partially due to the open qualifiers for major tournaments.

These qualifiers were fantastic for unknown Fortnite players who have since grown their brand. Would people like UnknownxArmy or even Bugha have been invited to the World Cup if it was an invitational? We’re not sure.

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From a viewership perspective, however, it can be difficult to keep track of the constant turnover in the competitive scene. The leaderboard might be filled with names you’ve never heard of in any given tournament. It’s a double-edged sword that leaves some longtime Fortnite viewers behind.

Now, we have Ninja Battles: an invitation-only tournament that also features some of the biggest names in the competitive scene. Sure, there were a few content creators thrown into the mix, but winning the tournament was no small feat. Many of the household names in competitive Fortnite took part in the event, and the prize pool was a large one for an online tournament.

Ninja Battles Week 1 was an unquestioned success. The best news coming out of the event is that we have five more weeks of competition. After one week, it’s already shown us the version of competitive Fortnite we expected to see, all along.

Of course, there was some controversy during the tournament. ZaxRow has been banned after his cuss-filled post-game interview, and Clix issued an apology after leaving early. On top of that, the lack of Arena Mode caused each game to end in a heal-off.

These pros have seen the error of their ways, however, and Ninja Battles will take place in Arena Mode going forward. Ninja stated that the tournament gave him “old competitive Fornite” vibes, and he was dead-on. This was what many of us wanted competitive Fortnite to be.

The participants, largely, loved their experience as well. Nearly every competitor praised the tournament on Twitter. There were no complaints, no in-game controversies, no accusations of teaming – nothing that’s been plaguing the mainstream competitive scene for over a year.

We have several more weeks of Ninja Battles to look forward to, but hopefully, it doesn’t end there. Ninja Battles has shown us that invitational tournaments might be the best format for Fortnite – at least from a viewership perspective.

The FNCS and all other Fortnite tournaments will have their place, but the true ceiling of competitive success may lie in private, invitational tournaments.

Let’s hope that organizers, teams, and companies take note of this success and support this version of the competitive scene going forward. If we get more of what we had last night, then competitive Fortnite has some massive potential.

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Clix apologizes for leaving Ninja Battles for a Fortnite Cash Cup

Clix apologizes for choosing the Fortnite Cash Cup over the in-progress Ninja Battles tournament.

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Ninja Battles showed us that invitational Fortnite tournaments might be more entertaining to watch than those with open qualifiers. It also proved that they can be just as toxic.

The professional Fortnite community is notoriously young, with the densest number of competitors in their teens. After Ninja Battles Week 1, we saw two high-profile pros issue apologies for their actions during the tournament.

The first to apologize was ZexRow, who has since been banned from future events due to his cuss-filled rant on Ninja’s stream. You can read more about that situation in our full article here.

Clix followed with an apology of his own. Was it for calling Ninja – the tournament organizer who put up his own money to host an event – “literally f**king dogs**t”? Not exactly.

Clix issued an apology for leaving the event early and leaving his teammates, BrookeAB and Furious, high and dry. He stated that he talked to the duo before the tournament and warned them that he’d be leaving. In his apology, Clix admitted that he “could’ve handled things better.”

Clix, whose team finished in 17th place, left before his final match to play the Duo Cash Cup with FaZe Sway. The pro made it seem like a no-brainer as to why he was leaving.

Clix released this apology a few hours after the event concluded, but it remains to be seen if he’ll receive an invite in the future. BrookeAB was the one who was invited from the squad, so Ninja could very well tell her not to invite him again.

There’s a lot of drama in the competitive Fortnite scene, even in a wholesome event like Ninja Battles. One thing’s for sure: this was one of the most entertaining Fortnite tournaments in recent memory.

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Epic nerf Fortnite aim assist on PC yet again

Epic Games have released another Fortnite aim assist nerf for PC players.

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Here we go again – another reported nerf to controller aim assist on PC in Fortnite. Will this one be enough to satisfy the keyboard and mouse (KBM) community? Will it be the final iteration of aim assist? Probably not, but let’s get into it.

This update flew under the radar for most players, as Epic didn’t officially announce this change to the public. Data miners reported on the change with the updated files, and pros began to test it out.

According to Hypex, the new values are as follows:

  • PullInnerStrengthHip -> from 0.6 to 0.45
  • PullOuterStrengthHip -> from 0.5 to 0.38
  • PullInnerStrengthAds -> from 0.7 to 0.52
  • PullOuterStrengthAds -> from 0.4 to 0.3

This seems to be a relatively substantial nerf, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens when controller players get their hands on the updated values. According to early reports, console players should be unaffected.

At some point, it seems like Epic are going to nerf aim assist on PC to the point where it will be more beneficial to use a console. This is a bit hyperbolic but could be a legitimate outcome.

We’ll keep you posted if and when professional controller players speak out on the aim assist topic. For now, not much has happened on that front – suggesting that little has changed.

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