After months of waiting, Fortnite fans will finally get to play as the long-rumored female Midas, as the character’s skin known as Marigold has made her debut in Season 5.
The original Midas skin, based on the Greek myth of King Midas, was unlockable in Chapter 2 Season 2’s Battle Pass. It’s become one of the most popular Fortnite skins of all time, so excitement levels were high when it leaked that a female version of Midas would be coming to the game.
Now, she’s finally arrived as part of the Golden Touch challenge bundle. The female Midas skin, officially known as Marigold, is described as the “femme fatale that fortune favored” and is reactive, meaning she will slowly turn golden as you deal damage.
We know a lot of players have been waiting for female Midas to arrive in Fortnite, so let’s find out how to get the Marigold skin and how to complete the challenges that come with it.
How to get female Midas skin in Fortnite
The long-awaited Marigold skin is only available as part of the Golden Touch challenge bundle, which you can purchase from Fortnite’s in-game Item Shop. You’ll need to buy it with real money, meaning V-Bucks aren’t an option.
Fortunately, it’s not too expensive when compared to other bundles in the game, especially with all the items and challenge rewards you’ll get. For a total of $11.99 (or £9.99), you’ll get the following items:
- MariGold skin
- Golden Gambit back bling
- Golden Daggers pickaxe
- Golden Touch Challenges
The Golden Touch challenges will be the main draw of the bundle for many players, as you’ll have the opportunity to earn a total of 1,500 V-Bucks. This is roughly the amount of V-Bucks you’d get for the same amount of money the bundle costs.
How to complete Fortnite Marigold challenges
Once you’ve purchased the Golden Touch challenge bundle from the Fortnite Item Shop, you’ll see the ‘New Challenges’ banner flashing in the lobby. Select this, and scroll across to the Special Quests section.
Here, you’ll see all of the Golden Touch challenges you need to complete, and the rewards you’ll get for doing them. First off, you’ll be tasked with completing six ‘Uncommon or Rarer Quests’ to get 100 V-Bucks.
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The easiest way to do this is to view your XP Quests and sort them by rarity. The lower the rarity, the easier the challenge should be. You could also work through any weekly Fortnite challenges you have left over.
We’ll update this page as soon as more Marigold challenges emerge. Until then, make sure you check out our dedicated Fortnite hub for the latest news, leaks, and guides.