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

Published: 28/Jan/2020 22:31

by Eli Becht


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.

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
Epic Games
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.

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.

Pokimane emote fortnite
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.

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.

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.


New Fortnite leak hints at NPC drivers & boss vehicles in Season 6

Published: 23/Feb/2021 21:05

by Tanner Pierce


Massively popular battle royale game Fortnite might be getting some new features for its vehicles in the near future, including the possibility of NPC drivers or boss vehicles – if a recent code uncovered by a dataminer/leaker on Twitter is to be believed.

If you’ve been hoping for more from the vehicles in Fortnite, then there may be some good news for you on the horizon.

A leaker/dataminer named ‘Mang0e’ over on Twitter has discovered some unreleased “AI spawner capabilities for vehicles” in the Fortnite’s code that were added in during the game’s 15.40 update on February 16, 2021.

While they don’t have an exact answer for what it could be, they do speculate that it could mean that NPC drivers could be coming to the game. If this is the case, this would help players get around the map while also giving them a way to fight back, without having to rely on another player driving the car.

This theory has also grabbed the eye of another Fortnite leaker, iFireMonkey, who claims he had the same exact thought when he first saw the code for himself.

Magn0e also speculates that this code could mean that boss vehicles might be coming to the game, which would then attack players.

Of course, both thoughts are pure speculation at this point, and the only thing we know for a certainty right now is that there’s code referencing AIs and vehicles in the game’s code. The code/idea may end up getting completely scrapped and never released.

That being said, this particular situation is interesting because, according leaker HYPEX, Epic is currently testing attachments/mods for vehicles in the game, which may be connected to this code in some way (although that may be reaching a bit).

Nevertheless, it’ll be interesting to see if anything comes out of this in the future, and with Season 6 right around the corner, it hopefully won’t be too much longer.