How to get Fortnite Aloy skin for free: Release date, Aloy Cup, Horizon Zero Dawn LTM

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It’s been confirmed that Horizon Zero Dawn protagonist Aloy will be coming to Fortnite Season 6, and there will also be a themed LTM for players to enjoy.

Compared to Season 4’s Marvel extravaganza and Season 5’s never-ending pop-culture cameos like The Mandalorian, Street Fighter, and even The Terminator, Season 6 of Fortnite has been relatively quiet on the crossover front.

The Battle Pass does feature Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft and Teen Titan hero Rebirth Raven, but aside from that, the focus has been on original designs – which is sure to please fans who have complained that Epic has put too much focus on crossovers lately.

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However, it looks like we’re about to get our first major crossover skin of the season in the Item Shop, as it’s been revealed by Sony that Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn will be coming to the game very soon.

How to get the Aloy skin in Fortnite

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Aloy is coming to Fortnite!

It’s been confirmed by Sony that the Aloy skin and matching cosmetics – as well as the complete Horizon Zero Dawn bundle – will be available to purchase in the Fortnite Item Shop on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

The Horizon Zero Dawn bundle contains the following items:

  • Aloy outfit (1500 V-Bucks)
  • Blaze Canister back bling (bundle exclusive)
  • Aloy’s Spear pickaxe (800 V-Bucks)
  • Glinthawk glider (1200 V-Bucks)
  • Heart-rizon emote (300 V-Bucks)
  • Shield-Weaver wrap (500 V-Bucks)
  • Aloy the Skywatcher loading screen (bundle exclusive)

It’s also been revealed that anyone who owns the Aloy skin and plays Fortnite on their PlayStation 5 will unlock an extra style for Aloy called Ice Hunter, based on the Banuk Ice hunter outfit from Horizon Zero Dawn.

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The Horizon Zero Dawn Bundle will set you back 2,600 V-Bucks, compared to buying each individual cosmetic for 4,300 V-Bucks. As far as bundles go, this one is pretty good value, as it includes a lot of items.

How to get Aloy skin for free in Fortnite

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You can unlock the Horizon bundle for free in the Aloy Cup.

While Aloy will be available to purchase for every player from April 15, 2021, it’s also been announced that there will be a chance to get the entire Horizon Zero Dawn Bundle a day early – and entirely for free.

The newly-announced PS4 and PS5 exclusive Aloy Cup will take place on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, and the top performing teams in each region will unlock the Horizon Zero Dawn Bundle before it enters the Fortnite Item Shop.

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In the Aloy Cup, players will compete in Duos to be the last team standing. The trick here is that you’ll get bonus points for eliminations with bows, as the bow and arrow is Aloy’s signature weapon in the Horizon franchise.

Players will be able to compete in 10 matches over a three-hour window in order to earn as many points as they can. You can find out the time for your region by checking the Compete tab in the game.

Horizon Zero Dawn x Fortnite LTM

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Aloy teams up with Lara Croft in a new LTM.

As well as the cosmetics and tournament, it’s been confirmed that Aloy will also have her own limited-time mode (LTM) based on Horizon Zero Dawn called Team Up! Aloy & Lara, similar to how Lara Croft recently had the Croft Manor LTM.

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In the new LTM, players will be suited up as either Aloy or Lara Croft, with Aloy only having a Bow and Lara only having Dual Pistols. They’ll need to keep an eye out for dangerous wildlife, and work on their weapon upgrading skills.

Horizon is one of the most beloved new gaming franchises of the last decade, and with a sequel called Forbidden West expected to arrive later this year, it makes total sense for Aloy to appear in Fortnite – especially as Season 6 has a ‘Primal’ theme.

Now that you know how to get the Aloy skin and the Horizon Zero Dawn Bundle, head over to Dexerto’s dedicated Fortnite hub for the latest news, guides, and leaks.

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