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Fortnite fan claims new ‘Grimbles’ skin is inspired by their concept

Published: 23/Dec/2018 13:11 Updated: 23/Dec/2018 13:37

by David Purcell

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Epic Games added a selection of new content to the Fortnite Item Shop on December 22, which included the Grimbles Outfit, and one fan thinks it was inspired by their own concept. 

The new character, which has a festive gnome design, is labelled as a Rare Outfit and is available on the Fortnite Item Shop for 1,200 V-Bucks. 

However, when one Reddit user realized how Grimbles looked in the game, they posted a reminder on the game’s subreddit of a concept that they had posted over 8 months ago – called ‘Woodland Warriors’ – and the two do look very similar.

Fortnite TwitterGrimbles, a new Rare Outfit available on the Fortnite Item Shop for December 22-23.

If you look at the concept outfit on the left (below), or Klaus as his creator yg99 named it, you can see a lot of similarities between Grimbles facial features and even the attire. 

While some fans might be a bit annoyed by Epic adding a skin which is very similar to there’s without credit, the Reddit user simply said they were “mind blown” when they saw it had been added to the game’s store. 

Reddit user yg99The ‘Woodland Warriors’ Fortnite skin concept from Reddit user yg99 looks very similar to Epic Games’ new addition.

While the creator of the ‘Woodland Warriors’ concept thinks that their design has been added to the game, with a few tweaks, other Reddit users suggested that it might not be the case. 

“Not only is that a stereotypical gnome look, but the pointy hat and pointy beard were already established as the chosen look if a gnome skin were to come,” TeaTimeKoshii said. 

The concept from yg99 does look distinctly similar to the gnomes which already feature in Fortnite, they simply just translated that into a skin design. 

Whether or not Epic has taken any inspiration from the Woodland Warriors concept is unknown at this time. 

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How to unlock the Predator skin & cosmetics in Fortnite

Published: 20/Jan/2021 17:50 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 17:51

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite has been teasing the arrival of a Predator skin throughout Season 5, and now he’s finally arrived on The Island. Here’s how to unlock his skin.

Season 5 of Fortnite has introduced a number of exciting crossover skins to tie in with its ‘bounty hunter’ theme, including The Mandalorian, God of War’s Kratos, and Halo’s Master Chief. So what’s next? Well, it’s the Predator’s turn now.

The terrifying character first appeared in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s hit 1987 movie Predator and went on to spawn a massive franchise of sequels and spin-offs. He’s easily one of the most recognizable characters in movie history.

Predator Boss Fortnite
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Predator has arrived at Stealthy Stronghold in Fortnite Season 5.

There have been plenty of hints about Predator’s arrival already given throughout Season 5, including the alien warrior’s logo appearing on a door, a helicopter crash site, and a truck being used as a generator like in the movie.

It’s now been confirmed that Predator has landed in Fortnite, and fans are pretty hyped for his arrival. Here’s everything you need to know about unlocking the skin so you can use it yourself.

How to unlock the Predator skin in Fortnite

Following the v15.21 update, players who have purchased the Season 5 Battle Pass will be able to see a new Mystery Rewards section, which is where you can view the Jungle Hunter Quests that need to be completed to unlock Predator cosmetics.

As you can see in the Battle Pass menu below, unlocking the Predator skin requires you to complete one very challenging task: Defeat Predator. This won’t be easy, and it’s recommended you do it in Squads to get some support.

Fortnite Predator Skin

To defeat Predator, you’ll need to head to Stealthy Stronghold and locate him. He’s incredibly agile and will utilize his Cloaking Device to turn almost invisible, so taking him down will be a very difficult task.

There will also be plenty of other players trying to complete this challenge and unlock Predator, so it’s going to be mayhem. We’ve put together a guide to defeating Predator that might help you in your mission.

How to unlock Predator emote, back bling & pickaxe

As well as the Predator skin, players with the Battle Pass can unlock a Yautja Wristblades pickaxe, a Hunter’s Trophy back bling, The Hunt loading screen, a Bio-Helmet Online emote, and a Hunter’s Arsenal weapon wrap.

Here are the Jungle Hunter Quests you’ll need to complete to unlock them all:

  • Find mysterious pod (Banner Icon)
  • Talk with Beef Boss, Remedy, and Dummy (Logo Emote)
  • Collect Medkits (Graffiti Spray)
  • Collect Legendary Weapons or rarer (Loading Screen)
  • Defeat Predator (Predator Skin)
  • Complete a Bounty as Predator (Hunter’s Trophy Back Bling)
  • Visit Predator’s apartment in Hunter’s Haven as Predator (Bio-Helmet Online Emote)
  • Spend 30 seconds within 10 meters of a player as Predator (Yautja Wristblades Pickaxe)
  • Deal damage while thermal is active as Predator (Hunter’s Arsenal Weapon Wrap)

The Bio-Helmet Online emote in particular is one you’ll definitely want to unlock, as it allows the player to remove Predator’s mask and reveal the horrifying face underneath.

We have a feeling this will become a fan favorite in Fortnite very quickly.