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Fortnite: Epic Games announce ending date and time for Gifting feature

Published: 3/Dec/2018 23:17

by Albert Petrosyan

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The new Gifting feature in Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to an end, and Epic Games have announced the exact ending date and time.

The feature will no longer be available as of Tuesday, December 4, and users will have until 7 AM PT/ 10 AM ET / 6 PM GMT to gift cosmetic items to each other.

This announcement was made via a post on the official Fortnite twitter page on December 3.

“The initial period for the Gifting feature ends tomorrow, December 4 at 10 AM ET,” the tweet reads. “Surprise your Epic friends with a gift while this feature is still available.”

It’s likely that this feature is being disabled for the time being so that it does not interfere with the launch of Season 7, which is set to take place less than two days later on December 6.

The use of the phrase “initial phase” make it pretty clear that the feature will be making a return in the near future, probably at some point during the holiday season.

That would make the most sense from Epic’s point of view, considering that’s the time of the year when players are most likely to want to gift each other cosmetic items.

Players who want to gift someone an item must choose them from their friend’s list in the Item Shop.

After having been hinted at for months, the Gifting feature was finally introduce in Fortnite on November 27, which to the pleasure of the game’s vast community.

Available on all platforms except Apple’s iOS, the feature allowed users to gift cosmetic items to each other from the existing Item Shop.

However, there were several rules in place that prevented abuse of the system, including the requirement that multi-factor authentication be enabled, the two users be friends on Epic for at least 48 hours, a maximum of three gifts can be sent within a 24 hour period, and that the choices were limited to the items currently available in the Item Shop at the specific time. 

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Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:45 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 11:47

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Fortnite YouTuber Ali-A has shown that the previously leaked Madcap skin looks to be coming soon as a mobile glitch has revealed a strange character ‘haunting’ Weeping Woods. 

Across the different Fortnite seasons and updates, Epic Games have released a vast amount of cosmetics – with fans picking out their favorites and donning them in-game. 

Typically, these skins are leaked ahead of time as leakers are able to decrypt games files that are added to the mix with each new update and patch. Some of these skins never see the light of day, or are held back for quite a while, despite being leaked following a patch. 

One of the skins that falls into this category is the Madcap – a glowing, purple, Mushroom-themed skin. It was leaked quite a while back, and while it hasn’t been available just yet, it looks like it will be pretty soon. 

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Each new Fortnite update leaks a whole host of skins.

Popular YouTuber Ali-A pointed out that some Fortnite mobile players on Android had spotted the outline of a skin sitting around in Weeping Woods. 

The character that seems to be ‘haunting’ the POI, is stood under a tree with their arms crossed. However, it’s not colorful. Instead, it’s a blacked-out silhouette – almost as if it’s going to be added soon, but is showing up as a visual glitch in-game. 

Ali-A noted that the character is most definitely Madcap because of the shape of the head, and given that he’s hanging around Weeping Woods, there might be a challenge or quest line involved with unlocking the skin.

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Even though the YouTuber’s speculation seems pretty spot on, there’s no telling if he’s right just yet because Epic Games hasn’t announced anything. 

It could very well be that, as Fortnitemares unfolds, the skin will finally be available through the item shop and there are also challenges in Weeping Woods to unlock skin styles. Though, we’ll just have to wait and see.