Fortnite designers create Icon Series skins for Tfue, NICKMERCS and more - Dexerto
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Fortnite designers create Icon Series skins for Tfue, NICKMERCS and more

Published: 28/Jan/2020 22:31

by Eli Becht

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Fortnite fans have taken it upon themselves to create their own Icon Series skins for their favorite streamers after Epic Games announced the new initiative.

Epic Games got the ball rolling with streamer skins in Fortnite by introducing one for Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins. Ninja was one of the first streamers to shine a light on Fortnite, so it makes sense for him to be immortalized first.

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This was followed up with a Pokimane and Jordan Fisher emote shortly after. There are also plans for Loserfruit and the Gregf to have special cosmetics in Fortnite.

Ninja Fortnite skin also has his Pon Pon dance
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Ninja has an emote to go along with his skin.

Epic Games won’t just be limited to the creators they list but instead, they could go up and down the wide selection of Fortnite content creators when deciding what skin to add next.

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In fact, some talented fans like The Final Hoss and many others have taken matters into their own hands and designed their very own skins for several streamers.

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L: Epic Games R: Pokimane
Pokimane has her own emote in Fortnite.

Everyone from Valkyrae, Myth, Tfue, NICKMERCS, are covered here, so Epic might already have some ideas for who’s next thanks to these very elaborate concepts.

For example, Zenofy’s creation of the 100 Thieves star Valkyrae has gained widespread attention, collecting over 3,000 likes on Twitter.

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Next, we have a look at a former 100 Thieves content creator that jumped ship to FaZe Clan in NICKMERCS. His design was created by The Final Hoss, who also whipped up a design for fellow streamer DrLupo.

If none of these streamers are your cup of tea, designers took a crack at some of the other big names like Myth, Hamlinz, Tfue, and Lachlan. No matter who you’re a fan of, there’s bound to be a design here that blows you away.

Anyone of these would be excellent options for future skins and some of them are so good that it’s hard to believe fans made them.

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We don’t yet know what plans the developers have outside of the names mentioned in their official announcement, but there’s no denying that any of these players would be a bad choice to receive their own Fortnite skins.

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Secret changes in Fortnite v14.30 update: Galactus, Midas, Black Panther

Published: 14/Oct/2020 12:00

by Daniel Cleary

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The v14.30 update has finally been released for Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 and it has introduced some secret changes that Epic Games did not include in the latest set of patch notes.

Fortnite’s superhero-themed Season 4 is continuing to deliver fresh content, with even more characters like Daredevil soon to be released in-game, as part of the upcoming Marvel Knockout Super Series.

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However, while Epic revealed that there were other tweaks, such as minor buffs for the Combat shotgun, there were a few secret changes that were not revealed in the latest patch notes. Here’s everything you need to know.

Galactus and Marvel hereos in fortnite
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Galactus is expected to play a massive role in Season 4’s in-game event.

Galactus added to the Fortnite map

While there have been many Marvel heroes added to Fortnite in Season 4, it was also revealed that Galactus would appear in the battle royale as the villain, ahead of the Nexus War event.

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It seems as if he has finally been added to the Fortnite map after some eagle-eyed Fortnite fans discovered a change in the map’s skyline, with a bizarre red dot now visible after the 14.30 patch.

Fortnite leaker iFireMonkey revealed that the “distant object” in the sky was Galactus and that he was on his way to the Fortnite island ahead of his showdown with the Avengers and other Marvel characters.

sniper scope looking at galactus in fortnite
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Galactus can now be seen in the Fortnite skyline.

New Black Panther Mythic Ability

Fortnite’s Season 4 also saw the introduction of new Mythic Abilities that players can equip in-game and the latest update, on October 13, added a Black Panther ability called “Kinetic Armor.”

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The new power works similarly to the character’s suit in the popular Marvel movies, allowing players to absorb more damage, run faster, and even deal damage to nearby opponents and structures, after it has been activated.

Fortnite YouTuber SypherPK shared gameplay of Black Panther’s Kinetic Armor and revealed that it can be found in the Stark Industries Supply Drones that are scattered across different points-of-interest on the Fortnite map.

Fortnite Holly Hedges map changes

There were also some secret map changes that were not mentioned in Fortnite’s recent patch notes and the v14.30 update saw tweaks to the Superstore near the Holly Hedges POI.

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With some Halloween-themed changes expected to arrive in Fortnite in the coming weeks, Epic Games has redecorated the landmark and renamed it the “Hey Boo Megastore.”

While this is one of the first Halloween-based changes so far, it is likely that more will be on the way ahead of the upcoming Fortnitemares Halloween event.

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hey boo store in holly hedges

Epic teases Midas’ return to Fortnite

Midas has been one of the biggest characters in Fortnite Chapter 2, but after his attempt to shake up the world in Season 2’s in-game event, he has completely disappeared from the battle royale.

While he was last seen being eaten by a shark in the Season 3 trailer, it seems the mysterious character could be set for a return in the upcoming Halloween event, with his golden chair now appearing in The Authority POI.

midas' chair in fortnite
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Midas’ golden chair has reappeared in Fortnite.

These are all of the secret changes that have been found so far after Fortnite’s 14.30 patch, but as it is still early we will be sure to update you with any new discoveries.