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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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How to get the Fortnite Galaxy Scout outfit & weapon wrap for free

How to earn a free Fortnite Galaxy Scout skin during the Galaxy Cup this weekend.

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Fortnite players have been eagerly anticipating the release of the new Galaxy skin – called Galaxy Girl by the bulk of the community – ever since it was originally leaked. Her official name is Galaxy Scout, and she’ll be available to earn for free for those who play Fortnite on Android devices.

Earning the Galaxy Scout isn’t as easy as logging into Fortnite on an Android, however. At first, she’ll be exclusive to those who place highly in the upcoming Fortnite Galaxy Cup, set to take place on July 25 and 26.

The placement required to earn the skin varies depending on your location. You only need to place within the top 10,000 in the EU region to earn the skin, while those in OCE have to finish within the top 1,250.

  • Europe: Top 10,000  
  • NA-East: Top 7,500 
  • NA-West: Top 2,500 
  • Latin America: Top 2,500 
  • Asia: Top 1,250
  • Middle East: Top 1,250
  • Oceania: Top 1,250

The good news is that anyone who participates in at least five games of the Galaxy Cup will earn the Galaxy Wrap for free. All eligible players must enable two-factor authentication on their account to earn these rewards and participate in the event. You can get that started by clicking here, if you haven’t already.

Don’t have an Android device but still want access to the skin? Don’t worry. The Galaxy Scout will be coming to the Item Shop after the tournament concludes. Those who place highly in the tournament will, simply, have a chance to earn the skin before everyone else. We saw something similar with the Australian Open Summer Smash last year, where players earned a free skin that was later available in the Item Shop. Good luck to all of the competitors.

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