Events in Fortnite usually bring themed cosmetics to the Item Shop, and we are looking forward to potentially seeing some Stranger Things-themed cosmetics.
On July 3, strange things began to happen in Fortnite Battle Royale.
Players began to post images of Stranger Things’ Upside Down portals, which provides more proof that an in-game event could be heading to Fortnite.
Season 3 of Stranger Things premiers on July 4, possibly pointing towards an event date… tomorrow!
Here are some Stranger Things-themed cosmetics we would love to see in Fortnite:
Fans of Stranger Things are very familiar with the predatory creature from the Upside Down.
A demogorgon originates from the alternate dimension and is absolutely horrifying to look at. In fact, the original design might be too scary for Fortnite.
It might be possible that we could see a demogorgon skin with a Fortnite twist, which includes bright colors and cartoonish designs.
Here is a side by side image of the original demogorgon from the show, and a picture of a Funko POP! figure based on the evil creature:
How cool would it be to have a demogorgon skin that opens up it’s horrifying mouth once you eliminate a player?
Jane ‘Eleven’ Ives is one of the main characters in the show, especially since her psychokinetic and telepathic abilities help save her friends.
One of Eleven’s nicknames from the show is “El Weirdo” given to her by bullies, and oddly enough, popular Fortnite leaker Lucas7Yoshi posted code hinting at a “weird” stranger things cosmetic set headed to the Item Shop.
The set’s name is named “Weird Objects”, and Eleven has been seen using her abilities to send objects flying around her.
Maybe we could see a skin based off of Eleven, with different items floating around the character?
Stranger Things revolved around a group of nerdy kids who fight to save their town of Hawkins. Every group of children needs a babysitter, and that is Steve Harrington.
Steve has been a recurring character in the show since season one, growing from a jerky jock into a kindhearted authority figure.
One of Steve’s signature looks has him in a beige jacket and blue jeans while wielding a baseball bat full of nails at the end.
Steve’s iconic look could be turned into a cosmetic set with the baseball bat littered in nails being a pickaxe.
Chief of Police Jim Hopper was a major character throughout both seasons of Stranger Things, and we expect nothing but the same for Season 3.
Hopper has a tragic backstory which propels him to be the best protector that Hawkins needs in a leader.
The mustached man eventually went on to adopt Eleven as his own daughter, making them a loyal duo.
Having such an authoritative figure in Fortnite would only lead to more eliminations, right?
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Are there any character specific cosmetics from Stranger Things you would like to see in Fortnite? Send us your ideas in the comments below!
Fortnite Item Shop leak reveals Aquaman Villain
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.
Fortnite v13.20 Update patch notes
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.
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.
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.
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.
- ‘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.
- 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.
- Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.
Loserfruit Fortnite skin bundle: Leak and release date
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 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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