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A Chinese New Year event could be coming to Fortnite

Published: 4/Feb/2019 14:20 Updated: 4/Feb/2019 14:54

by Connor Bennett


Chinese New Year is just around the corner on February 5, so, could that mean that Fortnite will once again get an in-game event to mark the celebrations?

All around the world, Chinese people are gearing up for the New Year celebrations to usher in the Year of the Pig. However, there is one place left asking if they’ll be having a party too – the Fortnite Battle Royale island. 

Epic Games have been on point with their limited time events recently with the Battle Royale title so it would make sense for them to have something planned for the massive celebration that is Chinese New Year – and possible leaks suggest that they could be doing just that.

There was an in-game event for Lunar New Year – a year ago.

According to supposed leaks from FireMonkeyFN on Twitter, a video has appeared on the Chinese Fortnite website – fn.qq.com – with a scene representing a Chinese New Years-like celebration.

The video loop, which only lasts for a few seconds, shows a number of different skins lighting multiple fireworks and celebrating the new year at Lucky Landing – an appropriate location on the Battle Royale map for a Chinese New Years party.

However, it’s unconfirmed if Epic Games is set to add a Chinese New Years celebration event. The game’s popularity in China would suggest that something may be planned for that market but a wider party, maybe less so. 

With the leak of the photo and the supposed addition of the new ‘Bottle Rockets’ item, it’s very possible that an event may come – with the Bottle Rockets representing a new type of Firework for the party.

Until Epic makes some sort of an announcement either way, keep your eyes locked on Dexerto for all the Fortnite breaking news and updates.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.