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How to claim the new PlayStation Plus Celebration pack

Epic and Sony have joined forces to offer PlayStation players another free Fortnite cosmetic pack.

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Yesterday, we covered the news of Sony’s large investment in Epic Games and what that meant for Fortnite. One of our biggest takeaways in the article is that PlayStation would likely get some additional exclusive cosmetic bundles for their players.

It didn’t take long for this to come to fruition. A day later, Epic announced the new PlayStation Celebration bundle to go along with their other exclusive skins. This one includes the “Introducing” emote, Stratosphere Glider, and Down Arrow Contrail.

The Celebration Pack should be available to all players, worldwide, on July 10. Some players already have access to it. Those who have already claimed their exclusive Fortnite cosmetic items should know the process, but here it is for those who are unaware:

  • Visit the PlayStation Store
  • Navigate to Fortnite
  • Scroll down until you see the new Celebration Pack
  • Download the cosmetic pack.

This pack replaces the old Celebration Pack that included a couple of free skins, but you can grab both if the former pack is still in the shop. Don’t worry too much if you missed it, as we expect Fortnite to release several exclusive PlayStation packs in the future.

We don’t know how long this bundle will be in the store, but you can expect it to last a couple of months, at least. Grab it now to make sure you don’t miss out!

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How to get the new Hulk Smasher Pickaxe in Fortnite

Epic is adding a unique Hulk Smasher pickaxe with the Hulkbuster style to players who complete these challenges in the Marvel’s Avengers video game.

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Epic Games have been the kings of crossover events since the ramping-up of Fortnite two years ago. We’ve seen several Marvel and DC characters come to the game along with others from popular film franchises, TV shows, and even real life.

The past two seasons of Fortnite have focused on adding superheroes to the game. Deadpool and Aquaman have been the two “secret” skins, and Epic released an official Captain America outfit for the Fourth of July.

Epic is back at it again with another Marvel crossover – this time, promoting the new Marvel’s Avengers video game that is set to officially release in September. Those who play during the many closed and open betas will be able to complete HARM challenges to unlock the new Hulk Smasher Pickaxe with Hulkbuster style.

There will be a few different phases of the beta and they’ll all be exclusive to PS4 and Xbox One. PC players will need to log onto a console if they want to receive their free reward. According to the Epic Games website, the beta schedule is as follows:

  • August 7-9: PlayStation 4 Pre-Order Beta
    • Marvel Avengers PlayStation 4 pre-order players only
  • August 14-16: PlayStation 4 Open Beta 
  • August 14-16: Xbox One Pre-Order Beta
    • Marvel Avengers Xbox One pre-order players only
  • August 21-23: Open Beta on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Marvel’s Avengers costs $60 USD for the full game, although the open beta should be free for console players. Ironically enough, the game appears to be available on Steam but not on the Epic Games store.

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We don’t know what these HARM challenges entail and if they have any relation to Fortnite. We’ll update this post when the beta begins and we learn more about the challenges and rewards.

For now, you should make sure that your Epic Games account is attached to your PlayStation or Microsoft account. Then, you’ll need to visit the Square Enix website, create an account, and link it with Epic Games.

PC players and those who don’t want to participate in the Avengers beta will still have access to this unique pickaxe through the in-game store, although you’ll likely have to wait until the beta ends. Let’s get smashing!

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How to earn the free Afterparty wrap by watching Diplo in Fortnite

Earn the Fortnite Afterparty wrap by watching Diplo’s final in-game performance on the Party Royale main stage.

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Epic are dishing-out the free Fortnite cosmetics through their Party Royale game mode, starting with the Verve emote that’s available now. You can take a look at how to get your hands on this free emote here.

The Fortnite team didn’t stop there, however. They’re celebrating the end of Diplo’s Party Royale residency by featuring him one last time in Diplo Presents: Higher Ground. On the Fortnite website, they describe it as, a deep house musical show featuring trance-inducing, sophisticated beats.”

The show takes place on Friday, July 31 at 2 pm EST. It will last for 30 minutes and will be viewable on the Party Royale main stage. This is also how you can earn yourself a free Afterparty wrap to go along with the numerous new skins coming to the game.

The new Party Animal outfits will hit the Item Shop in time for the event, as well, including the Envision skin. These should be available when the Shop resets at 8 pm EST on July 30.

To attend the concert, all you need to do is log into Fortnite Battle Royale, navigate to the Party Royale game mode, ready up, and follow the signs to the main stage. We’ll see you there!

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How to earn the ‘Verve’ emote for free in Fortnite

Viewers of ‘We The People x More Than A Vote” will be able to earn the Fortnite Verve emote for free.

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Fortnite is, again, partnering the ØPUS UNITED to bring players ‘We The People x More Than A Vote.’ The recording is described as “a series of conversations that bring together a coalition of athletes and entertainers to inspire and empower young adults to take action against the voter suppression crisis that is disproportionately impacting Black communities.”

This is the second installment of the series. The first was also broadcast to Fortnite viewers through the new Party Royale game mode. This one will take place on July 28 at 7:00pm EST. If you missed it, the event will replay every other hour until Wednesday, July 29.

Those who attend the showing will be able to earn themselves the Verve emote for free. All you have to do is visit the Party Royale island during one of the showtimes and head over to the big screen. Your most reliable chance of earning the emote will likely be at the first showing.

In their blog post, Epic also noted that emotes will be disabled during the event. “Please be respectful to other players during We The People,” they wrote.

We’ll see you in Party Royale on July 28 for a good message and a free Fortnite emote.

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