The Fortnite v13.40 update is now live on all platforms and, as expected, data miners have given us our first look at the new cosmetics coming to the game including skins, gliders and backblings.
The v13.40 Fortnite patch went live on August 5, finally bringing Joy Ride cars to the battle royale hit, a new Summer Splash LTM and the Coral Castle POI.
While the update has been rolling out and players waiting through downtime to drop in on the updated game, though, data miners such as Lucas7Yoshi have been hard at work getting us a look at the fresh new cosmetics we’ll be donning throughout the rest of the season.
New leaked skins and backblings in Fortnite v13.40
Some classic skins return alongside an impressive new set of cosmetics.
The latest update sees the likes of Castaway Jonesy and Crustina make their return to the Item Shop, while the Mecha Team Shadow skin is a throwback to Season X, and Dynamo gets a fun new ‘Derby Dynamo’ variant, among other fresh looks.
In terms of backblings, the Shadow Jet Set looks to be the perfect accompaniment to the Mecha Team Shadow skin, while backbling such as Coral Cowl, Wind Shell and Back Scoop continue the summer theme in style.
Fortnite v13.40 leaked pickaxes, emotes and weapon skins
As well as new skins and backblings come some brand new pickaxes, weapon camos and emotes to taunt your opponents with.
Leaked Fortnite v13.40 weapon camos and emotes.
The Raise the Cup emote is a fun ode to the Liverpool FC’s incredible Premier League win, and Freewheelin’ looks to bring a new Epic emote to the Item Shop. Meanwhile, the weapon camos are as flamboyant as ever, with Rainbow Rodeo and Sticker Star set to make anyone who uses them stand out.
All leaked pickaxes in the Fortnite v13.40 patch.
Finally, the Shadow Combo Cleaver and Street Blades pickaxes are good if you’re looking for a bit of a darker look in the Summer LTMs with the former once again looking to complete the set that accompanies the Mecha Shadow Team.
So, now the question is — which new cosmetics are you going to be using when they drop?
The Chipotle Challenger Series is back, this time returning to Fortnite Battle Royale, as players and a star-studded list of influencers go head-to-head on October 1.
Both of the previous events in the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series were won by surprise teams, as unexpected players made it all the way through the qualifiers to take home the winner’s prize and a year’s worth of free burritos in the finale.
Now, the competition returns, moving from Warzone back to Fortnite, the original stomping grounds of the Chipotle Challenger Series.
How to watch the Fortnite Chipotle Challenger Series
With qualifiers out of the way and the teams locked-in, only the Chipotle Challenger Series finale remains for viewers to watch. The finale takes place on Thursday, October 1 at 12pm PST / 3pm EST / 8pm BST on Chipotle’s Twitch channel.
We’ve embedded the stream here so you can keep up with all the action from your favorite Fortnite content creators, sports stars and celebrities, and find out who wins the tournament and makes the lion share of the $50,000 prize pool.
As well as the qualified teams, there is another stacked lineup of celebrities, streamers, and YouTubers taking part in the tournament. Here are some of the biggest names:
Soccer phenom Christian Pulisic
Hoopster Josh Hart
Top hoops draft picks Cole Anthony, Obi Toppin, and Tre Jones
DJ Deacon Phillippe
In the Chipotle Challenger Series Fortnite event, there will be four qualifiers for teams of three to try to get through. Teams will score one point for each elimination they earn.
There will be four total qualifiers for the tournament. Each qualifier:
Will allow up to 1000 trio teams
Will have private lobbies for a 3-hour play window
Will have a Ladder system that allows registrants to play for the totality of the 3-hour window
Qualifying teams will have the chance to go head to head in a private lobby of 33 trio teams with streaming superstars, celebrities and athletes. Again, it will be played in a private lobby, which will include:
The top four teams from each qualifying round
17 teams of invited talent
A 5-game series
Chipotle Challenger Series Prize Pool
A total of $50,000 in prize money will be presented to winners of the Fortnite event. But, that’s not all – as with previous events, the winners will also secure themselves free burritos for a year!
Previous Chipotle Challenger Series results
Here’s a look back at how previous events in the Chipotle Challenger series have finished.
Chipotle Warzone Challenge #1 – April 30
Here are the top-10 placing teams for the first Chipotle Challenger Series event. The winners, a surprise team, actually had to go through the qualifier stages to make it to the main event.
As with the first Challengers Series tournament, the second event on July 16 also featured a relatively unknown pair of Warzone players top the star-studded list of participants, taking home $25,000 and a year’s worth of burritos.
The Chipotle Challenger Series first launched last year at DreamHack in Dallas, TX and is now virtual for 2020 with an online tournament that gives every fan across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to join the competition and prove their skills in some of the world’s most popular games.
A live-broadcasted Finale is held, featuring the top-performing teams from the Qualifiers up against the streamers and celebrities.
These teams have the opportunity to go head-to-head against fan-favorites in esports as well as Chipotle-fan gamers in sports, music, and entertainment.
Some of the big names that took part in the first tournament of the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series included award-winning DJ Steve Aoki, actors Finn Wolfhard, Jerry Ferrara, Colton Underwood, and Cameron Fuller, esports players Tommey, Rallied, Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral, and Crowder, streamers ItzWarsz, Symfuhny, Di3seL, TSM Diego, and HusKerrs, YouTuber FaZe Swagg, baseball players Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Joey Gallo, DJ-Gamer CRAY, USA Hockey’s Hilary Knight, elite basketball prospects James Wiseman, R.J. Hampton, and Tre Jones, U.S. Soccer’s Allie Long, and athlete Demi Bagby.
Chipotle and esports
This is far from Chipotle’s first foray into the world of esports. In 2017 the company made headlines as one of OpTic Gaming’s main sponsors and the Chipotle logo was on proud display when the organization’s Call of Duty roster took home the trophy at the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship.
The Challenger Series first kicked off at DreamHack Dallas, where players duked it out on PUBG, before moving to Fortnite for the second event at DreamHack Atlanta.
In 2018 Chipotle became a title sponsor of Team SoloMid’s competitive Fortnite roster, specifically the TSM Fortnite house in California. This has led to various collaborations, including one of the world’s most recognized streamers, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, creating his own burrito inside a Chipotle store.
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