The v7.10 update for Fortnite Battle Royale has brought a whole host of leaked skins that will be released in the game in the near future.

Dataminers have been hard at work sifting through the files looking for new skins, consumables and items, while also unearthing a new Frozen Legends bundle that is expected to feature classic Fortnite skins updated for the winter months.

While these have yet to be released, one of the popular title’s older Christmas skins has received a huge update for the holiday season, with the Merry Marauder skin receiving new styles and back bling ahead of festivities.

The Merry Marauder is a character that wears clothes and a mask to make them appear like a gingerbread man, complete with a candy cane strap across their chest and covered in icing.

 Merry Marauder

While the basic Merry Marauder skin that was available last Christmas featured a massive frown on its face, players can now choose to use a smiling version of the skin to show a more friendly side of the Merry Marauder.

There’s also a special burnt version of the skin, which appears to show the gingerbread man has been left in the oven too long while baking, with puffs off smoke coming off the character’s shoulders intermittently.

Burnt Merry Marauder with frown

There’s also a new Mini Marauder back bling, which is a shrunk down version of the origninal skin that you can carry around on your back to let everyone know you’re in the Christmas spirit.

Mini Marauder back bling

At time of writing, these skins or items are not available to be purchased in the Item Store, and can only be unlocked if you already own the skin. With Christmas approaching and the 14 Days of Fortnite event scheduled to kick off tomorrow on Wednesday, December 19, it’s likely it will make an appearance in the store in the near future.

Do you own the Merry Marauder? What do you think of the new styles? Share your opinions in the comments!

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