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Fortnite artist creates brilliant Tfue skin concept for Icon Series

Published: 18/Jan/2020 14:01 Updated: 18/Jan/2020 14:02

by Joe Craven

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Fortnite artist D3NNI has designed a brilliant concept skin for professional Fortnite player Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, as Epic Games’ Icon Series lifts off. 

The Fortnite Icon Series is the latest innovation from Epic Games, designed to heighten engagement with Fortnite personalities. As arguably the biggest and most successful Fortnite streamer, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins was the first content creator to receive his own skin. 

Epic Games have already confirmed that more Icon skins are on the way, but it is not entirely clear which creators will or won’t receive them. 

Mixer: Ninja / Twitch: TfueNinja and Tfue have clashed in the past.

Tfue is one of the biggest Fortnite streamers in the world, but not has always behaved in a way to win favor with its developers. He is not afraid to vocalize his criticisms, something he and Ninja have clashed over in the past. 

While voicing criticism for Fortnite is not something that will definitely stop Tfue receiving an Icon skin, it can certainly strain relations with developers. Some players have suggested that Ninja does not voice his opinions for fear of missing out on collaborations. 

Despite the fact that we may not see an official Icon skin for Tfue, Fortnite artist D3NNI shared his take on a Tfue skin perfectly. Complete with blonde hair and headset, he even hilariously includes one of Tenney’s catchphrases at the bottom. 

The tweet garnered a lot of attention, amassing nearly 5,000 likes at the time of writing. Many Fortnite fans were quick to note its accuracy. 

One said: “Oh my gosh, that’s so dope! [It] looks just like him”. Another echoed: “Denni I literally told you, your renders are amazing recently and you just have to go and prove me right”. 

Tfue himself hasn’t reacted the skin concept yet though. He did acknowledge Ninja’s skin, joking that he actually had one first as the ‘Jonesy’ default skin looks just like him. He also trolled the announcement by suggesting fans use his creator code when buying Ninja’s skin.

We’ll have to wait and see whether Tfue gets a skin in-game, but D3NNI’s tweet has certainly proved there’s an appetite for one.

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Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce

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Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!