How to get The Flash Fortnite skin in Season 5

Daniel Megarry
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The latest crossover to arrive in Fortnite is iconic DC Comics character The Flash, who’ll be zooming into the game with his own skin in Season 5.

Epic Games’ popular battle royale has seen countless epic crossovers since it debuted in 2017, with skins from the likes of Marvel Comics, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, God of War, and even Stranger Things appearing in the game.

So naturally, fans are always eager to see what incredible crossover Epic will pull out of the bag next. Well, it seems that we’ve just got confirmation of what’s to come – and superhero fans are in luck.

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The Flash is the latest DC Comics character coming to Fortnite.

How to get The Flash skin in Fortnite

Following appearances from iconic DC Comics characters including The Joker and Poison Ivy, as well as the January Crew Pack-exclusive skin Green Arrow, Fortnite fans are getting another DC Comics skin.

Fortnite creators Epic Games confirmed in a blog post that The Flash will be arriving in the game’s Item Shop on Saturday, February 13, 2021, where players will be able to purchase a skin as well as other cosmetics.

The Flash cosmetics set will consist of the following items:

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  • The Flash Outfit
  • Speed Force Slashers Pickaxe
  • Speed Force Back Bling
  • Quick Bite Emote
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The Flash is arriving in the Fortnite Item Shop on February 13, 2021.

All of the above items will be available individually or as part of The Flash Bundle, which also includes a Flash-themed loading screen. There’s no confirmation of how much they will cost right now.

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The skin appears to be based on The CW’s live-action version of Barry Allen aka The Flash, who has been portrayed by Grant Gustin across six seasons and various Arrowverse crossovers.

How to compete in The Flash Cup in Fortnite

It’s also been announced that there will be a tournament called The Flash Cup taking place on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, where players will have a chance to get hold of The Flash’s skin for free.

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The tournament will be a Duos tournament, which means players will have to pair up with their best Duos partner. Together, they’ll play up to 10 matches in a 3-hour window in an attempt to come out on top.

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Fortnite players can get The Flash skin early by winning The Flash Cup.

Once the tournament is over, the top-performing Duos in each region will unlock The Flash skin and the Speed Force Back Bling three days before they’re released in the Item Shop – and completely for free.

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Timings for each region can be found in the Compete tab in-game, and the full rules for The Flash Cup can be found here.

About The Author

Daniel graduated from university with a degree in Journalism and English Language, before spending five years at GAY TIMES covering LGBTQ+ news and entertainment. He then made the switch to video game journalism where he produces news, features, and guides for Pokemon, Fortnite, Nintendo, and PlayStation games. Daniel also has a passion for any games with queer representation.