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All leaked Fortnite skins & cosmetics for Chinese New Year event

Published: 21/Jan/2020 15:56

by David Purcell

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Epic Games appear to be building towards the arrival of a Chinese New Year event in Fortnite Chapter 2, with new skins and cosmetics being leaked by data miners. 

The game’s developers worked up towards the beginning of 2020 with the Winterfest and Star Wars events, but there’s still one more to be celebrated for one of China’s biggest holidays on January 25.

Fortnite leakers are always waiting in the wings when updates are rolled out, often stumbling upon different skins, styles, pickaxes, gliders, or other cosmetics found in the data files, and there appears to be a number of these leaked for the next in-game event too.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Loading Screen
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Chinese New Year content has been added to Fortnite more than once in the past and it looks as if 2020 will be no different, as a number of skins and cosmetic items leaked ahead of schedule.

While many of the items included in the leaks below, provided by data miner ShiinaBR, surfaced in the aftermath of the v11.40 update – the first major patch since the turn of the new year – there is also one outfit that has been lingering around for quite some time, but not yet been released in the battle royale title.

Each section below includes both the outfit, potential styles, back blings, and more. So, let’s take a look.


Tigress

Leaked Fortnite Tigress outfit and cosmetics
ShiinaBR, Twitter
Here’s the leaked Fortnite Tigress outfit and cosmetics.

Swift

Leaked Swift outfit Fortnite
ShiinaBR, Twitter
Swift is expected to be released during the Chinese New Year event.

Gan

Leaked Gan outfit for Fortnite
ShiinaBR, Twitter
The leaked Gan skin appears to show two different styles. Would you prefer hair or no hair?

Jade Racer

Jade Racer outfit, backbling and pickaxe leaked
ShiinaBR, Twitter
Jade Racer has two styles and two other cosmetics to come with it – at least.

Smoke Dragon

Smoke Dragon outfit for Fortnite Chapter 2.
ShiinaBR, Twitter
Leaked Smoke Dragon outfit for Fortnite Chapter 2.

Shifu

Shifu skin and cosmetics for Fortnite
ShiinaBR, Twitter
Shifu and his Fortnite gear was leaked back in August 2019, but haven’t yet been added.

There has been no official word from Epic Games as to what will be included in the Chinese New Year event in-game, but fans – nevertheless – will be expecting these costumes and more to appear as we approach the big day on January 25.

Once we have more conclusive information about the event, in terms of official announcements, we’ll be the first to let you know. Hopefully, it won’t be long before these skin are all jumping from the Battle Bus with you.

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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.