Did Epic Games take inspiration from a fan concept for Chiller Grenade? - Dexerto

Did Epic Games take inspiration from a fan concept for Chiller Grenade?

Published: 28/Jan/2019 21:36

by David Purcell


After Epic Games announced that the Fortnite community will soon be able to get their hands on a brand new Chiller Grenade, one player couldn’t help but think they’ve seen it all before.

The new item, which was posted to the in-game news feed on January 28, has been teased by the developer ahead of Fortnite’s next weekly update.

However, one fan can’t help but think that its design has been inspired by a concept they posted on Reddit over 70 days ago.

Fortnite added another snow-related item earlier this month, with the Sneaky Snowman.

Reddit user, Weinstein312, posted their own spin on the original grenade item back on November 15 of last year, with the tagline: “Vault the Chillers, and bring us a throwable version of it – Snow Bombs.”

They proposed that the grenades would be found in stacks of three and would turn players into ice for six seconds, after being hit by them. 

Check out both the official and the concept designs for the icy item below. 

Epic Games / Weinstein312Fortnite’s new Chiller Grenades (left) alongside the Reddit concept (right) which was posted in November, 2018.

Now, while Weinstein’s initial design wasn’t exactly the finished article, you can see the similarities between the Chiller Grenade and itself quite clearly. 

As the Chiller Grenade is still yet to be released, Fortnite fans can only make assumptions from the brief description on the game’s new feed, which does suggest it will be very similar to the concept indeed. “Give your enemies cold feet with this winter blast,” it says. 

There is no guarantee that the new item was inspired by the Reddit concept, as many players have been wanting an ice-style bomb to be added to the game for quite some time. 


Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett


The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
Epic Games
Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.