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Shadow Ops skin receives flashy new White Style option in Fortnite

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Epic Games wants to ensure that older Item Shop products remain fresh and have added a new Shadow Ops Style in patch v9.41.

Fortnite’s feature set evolves as the community demands new customization options. This means some skins from the early days can seem a bit drab compared to recent releases. Epic knows this and frequently adds new Back-Blings and Styles to old outfits to keep them spruced up for purchase.

Shadow Ops is the latest skin to receive such an upgrade. Along with other content upgrades, patch v9.41 brings a lighter theme to one of our favorite classic skins.

Shadow Ops Outfit gets a white colored Style

Shadow Ops available in the Item Shop – July 23

Shadow Ops was originally released back in December 2017 and gained quick popularity due to its slick black uniform. Everybody wants to be shadow operative at some point in their lives and this outfit lets us live out that dream in Fortnite.

However, as modern skins have several Styles and more flashy appearances, players wanted a choice between the dark original and a new, lighter theme. Of course, Epic has listened to your requests as par usual. As of July 23, Shadows Ops now has a ‘White’ Style.

This new Style can be applied to both the Outfit and Back Bling. The Item Shop allows players to preview the options before purchase.

Here’s an additional, in-game picture of the new Style from Youtube Enigma:

via Enigma

If we were forced to give the new Style a rating, we’d have to give it a solid 4.3/5. It’s just as clean the original and the details of the suit are easier to see due to the white background.

For those looking to purchase the skin, you can grab it today (July 23) from the Item Shop. It’ll set you back 1500 V-Bucks. We understand the strain cosmetics can put on one’s wallet and spending carefully is important. Always remember to take care of ‘real life’ monetary issues first.

In addition, Season 10 will begin on August 2nd and you might want to save up for the 950 V-Buck Battle Pass. However, if you’ve got money to spare, the Shadow Ops skin is most certainly worth it with the new Style.

Epic Games also recently released Styles for the Fortbyte Singularity skin. Five Helmets have been hidden around the island and each unlocks a unique Style. In order to unlock the skin, you must complete 90 Fortbyte challenges. We’ve got guides for all 100 Fortbytes in case you are still questing towards completion.

As Fortnite continues to grow and add new cosmetic features, we’ll probably see more upgrades to older content. Some Battle Pass outfits like Valor could really use a refreshed coat of paint. With said, the Fortnite World Cup Finals and Season 10 will take up most of Epic’s resources for the foreseeable future.

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Fortnite Item Shop leak reveals Aquaman Villain

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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.

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Fortnite v13.20 Update patch notes

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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.

Flare Gun

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.

The Flare Gun is the latest weapon added to Fortnite.

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.

The Upgrade Bench can now be broken.

Bug fixes

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.

General

  • ‘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.

Battle Royale

  • 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.

Creative Mode

  • Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.
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Loserfruit Fortnite skin bundle: Leak and release date

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Loserfruit Fortnite skin

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 skin is set to release on June 21, now confirmed by Epic Games. Reliable data miner iFireMonkey says that a source has confirmed this date for the entire bundle.

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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