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New encrypted Fortnite skins leaked – Female Cupid and Alien Traveler



A Fortnite dataminer has revealed a handful of encrypted cosmetics including an Alien Area 51 skin and a Female Love Ranger look, which could both appear in the game soon.

One of the best things about Fortnite is the huge amount of skins, back blings, gliders, and harvesting tools that you can get your hands on.

Whether you want to prove you’re a top player by looking like John Wick, show off your support for the Avengers with Star-Lord, or join the crowd with a Peely skin, there is something for everyone. 

Yet, it appears as if Epic has some new cosmetics in the works. These will seemingly come in the form of an Alien and a Female Cupid that everyone will want to own once they drop into the Item Shop. 

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The new cosmetics were revealed by Sl10x on Septemeber 17 after they tweeted out a handful of encrypted new skins.

The ‘Traveler’ skin is, perhaps, the most interesting of the three as players can take on the look of a green Alien. The Traveler looks set to complete with a grey-colored suit with the number 51 – likely a reference to Area 51, the conspiracy theorists’ home of aliens in the United States – stamped all over. 

What makes the skin even more interesting, though, is that the leaker tweeted that it could be released on September 20.

That date, coupled with the 51 markings, could signal a reference from Epic towards the ‘Storm Area 51’ meme that went viral on the internet over the summer.

There also appears to be an accompanying pickaxe, featuring a wooden sign with a UFO on top.

However, that’s not all. Sl10x also revealed that there is a Female Love Ranger skin that is also in the works. 

The female cupid, which doesn’t seem to have the purple markings or same wings as its male counterpart, will instead come complete with golden tints and a different set of wings. 

Just when these new skins will be released into the Item Shop, however, remains to be seen, as the wait for the new v10.31 update and fresh cosmetics rumbles on. 


This Crash Pad trick gives players free kills in competitive Fortnite

Another Fortnite Crash Pad technique has reared its head.



We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Crash Pads are the most useful item in Fortnite. You can combine them with Bouncers for ultimate mobility, use them to get into an opponent’s box, save yourself from fall damage, and – as it turns out – even more.

Just when we think that we’ve discovered all of the uses for Crash Pads, another one pops up. This new strategy is growing in popularity within the competitive Fortnite community, but is still under-utilized at the time of writing. Naturally, World Cup winner Bugha is on the cutting edge of the trick.

If you didn’t catch the strategy from the clip above, players are using Crash Pads to assassinate players above them in a stacked end-game lobby. All you need to do is make a hole in your structure, build a ramp, and throw a Crash Pad.

One of the players above you will, more than likely, fall through the broken floor and right into your lap. It’s a free refresh for your team.

This is a relatively high-level play, so you don’t need to worry about it if you’re only playing public matches. If you’re preparing for the Season 4 Trios FNCS, however, you should practice the technique and be aware that it might happen to you.

Players routinely find themselves stacked on top of one another in competitive Fortnite. I’d be surprised if we don’t see one or two of these plays in the FNCS Finals this season.

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Ghost Gaming signs NA-East Fortnite pro Nanolite

Ghost Gaming adds Nanolite to their growing Fortnite roster.



Earlier in the year, it seemed like Ghost Gaming was one of the organizations divesting from professional Fortnite. Several organizations let the contracts of their Fortnite pros expire, while others were waiting in the wings to scoop them up.

Now, several months later, it seems like Ghost was only preparing to reload on their Fortnite talent. Most recently, they signed NA-East pro Nanolite. Ghost Gaming’s newest recruit has been rising the ranks, over the past year, putting together a third-place performance in the DreamHack Anaheim 2020 tournament.

Nanolite has, reportedly, earned over $38,000 from 62 events over the course of his Fortnite career. He also sits, squarely, at number 50 on the FortniteTracker NA-East Power Rankings list.

With the signing, Ghost’s Fortnite roster is surprisingly deep. They now boast Kamo, Sean, Trapped, Zarby, Nittle, Clarity, and Nanolite. We’ll have to wait and see if they’ll stay steady here or continue to add to their growing roster of Fortnite talent.

Organizations have been signing Fortnite free agents left and right. It’s clear that Fortnite isn’t going anywhere as an esport, despite the lowering of the prize pool compared to 2019. Who will be the next free agent to fall? Only time will tell.

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Marvel X Fortnite comic teases unreleased hero skins

A new Marvel comic teases the release of Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther Fortnite skins.



We’re around the halfway point in Fortnite Season 4, with some of the most popular Marvel heroes already existing within the Fortnite universe. We’ve seen Groot, Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Storm, and Mystique included in the Season 4 Battle Pass, with Silver Surfer, Blade, Captain America, and others entering through the Item Shop and past seasons.

There are only a few tier-one Marvel heroes missing from Fortnite, but they might not be out for too long. We already have hero abilities for Venom and Black Panther, which has led fans to assume that they’ll be available later in the season.

Venom in Fortnite

Recently, the VP and Head of Creative at Marvel Games, Bill Roseman, tweeted the cover art for Avengers #37, which will reportedly feature a crossover with Fortnite characters. This could have a profound impact on the lore of Fortnite, so we’ll have to wait and see what it holds when the comic releases on October 4.

On the cover, however, you can see Fortnite characters flying across the Battle Royale island with some of the Marvel heroes that are playable characters in the game. There are a few noteworthy exceptions, however: Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther aren’t in the game, yet.

With the rest of these Marvel characters already being a part of Fortnite, we can only assume that these heroes will be immortalized in the game as well. Black Panther was already rumored – his hero ability is in the game – but the rest of them are completely new additions.

If this teaser comes to fruition, then we’ll be seeing all three of these heroes in the Item Shop before the end of the season. We can only hope!

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