Fortnite Crew members receive free emote as apology for issues: how to redeem

Published: 15/Jan/2021 0:39

by Tanner Pierce


If you were one of the people who signed up for Fortnite Crew and had issues with it when it launched back in December, Epic Games are apologizing for those errors with a free emote. Here’s how you can redeem the offer and get your hands on it.

When Fortnite Crew launched back in December 2020, it was largely viewed as a good service in terms of content and value, but was criticized heavily for its buggy launch. Just taking a look on the Fortnite bug Trello board will reveal a slew of issues that have been fixed with the subscription service.

Because of this rocky start, Epic Games is apologizing by offering up a free “Members Only” emote, which is only available to subscribers of the Fortnite Crew program.

Epic Games
In addition to the free skins, V-Bucks and battle pass, Fortnite Crew subscribers will now get an exclusive emote until February 2021.

According to Epic, the emote will be given out for free. All players have to do is be subscribed to Fortnite Crew and log in to the game between now and February 15, 2021. After that point, the emote will go away and won’t be able to be earned, at least for the time being.

Interestingly enough, Epic mentions that the item might make a return again in the future for subscribers, but offered up no details as to how it’ll be distributed when it comes back.

In terms of the emote itself, it’s pretty interesting and looks a bit like a secret handshake, requiring two players to complete it, which makes sense considering it’s only for Fortnite Crew subscribers.

Given the fact that a Fortnite Crew subscription already comes with some cool items like a free battle pass, V-Bucks and a special Crew Pack just for members — an extra item, no matter how small, is a welcome addition, especially after how frustrating it’s launch was.

It’ll be interesting to see if the emote makes a comeback but until then, hurry and jump into the game to make sure you secure your free item.


How to get Alien Fortnite skins in Season 5

Published: 26/Feb/2021 4:35

by Brad Norton


The Alien franchise is now in Fortnite as Season 5’s latest collaboration has introduced Ellen Ripley and the iconic Xenomorph into the game. Here’s how you can grab the new skins.

Continuing the trend of Fortnite Season 5, another huge franchise has crossed over into the battle royale. From Tron to AMC’s The Walking Dead, and everything in between, we’ve already seen some stunning additions this season.

As each new week has come with its fair share of surprises, Epic has continued to shock the gaming industry. This time around, it’s sci-fi heroine Ellen Ripley alongside her most recognizable foe, a Xenomorph. 

From the imposing new skins to a hilarious Chestburser emote, there’s plenty up for grabs. Here’s how you can get your hands on the new Alien bundle in Fortnite.

How to get Alien skins in Fortnite

Unique cosmetic items are usually unlocked in a few key ways. Some can be claimed through the seasonal Battle Pass while others might have specific challenges tied to them. For this new bundle, however, grabbing every item is all too simple.

The entire Space Gear Bundle can be acquired through Fortnite’s in-game Item Shop for a limited time.

These unmistakable characters and items bring the look and feel of the 1979 classic into Epic’s popular battle royale. Players can drop into the map as the terrifying Xenomorph or hop into combat as the ruthless Ripley.

Epic confirmed in a blog post these items are available from Thursday, February 25 onwards. Outside of the two Alien skins, you’ll also be able to grab a number of additional goodies.

The Alien cosmetics set consists of the following items:

  • Ellen Ripley Skin
  • Xenomorph Skin
  • Xenomorph Tail Back Bling
  • Xeno Menace (Built-in Emote)
  • Nostromo Crew Outfit
  • Weyland-Yutani Cat Carrier
  • P-500 Power Loader Arm Pickaxe
  • Cheyenne Dropship Glider
  • Burst Case Scenario Emote

While they’re available at the time of writing, Epic is yet to confirm when they’ll be disappearing from the in-game store.

Fortnite’s Item Shop is always rotating, so be sure to get in quick and grab the Alien set before it’s too late. Upon your next drop, expect to see a ton of Alien activity across the map.