Fortnite leak reveals first Season 5 skin & PS5 cosmetics

Connor Bennett
Fortnite renegade raider skin on a wintery background

A fresh Fortnite leak has confirmed one of the skins coming in Season 5 around the holiday period, as well as some potential exclusives for the next-gen consoles.

Even though Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is in full swing, there are plenty of players who are looking ahead and speculating as to what might come when Epic Games launches Season 5. 

As of writing, there haven’t been any leaks about the theme for the new season, and the game is still going full steam ahead of their current Marvel crossover.

However, some leakers have been able to confirm some details surrounding the new season – including some of the cosmetics that players will be able to purchase from the Item Shop in the future.

Season 4 has been all about Marvel, but that will change in Season 5.

Gingerbread Renegade Raider Fortnite skin

The details come from reliable leaker HYPEX who revealed that they’d got some information from an anonymous source this time around rather than digging into the game’s files. 

HYPEX tweeted, on October 1, that their source had confirmed that a year-old concept for the Renegade Raider from Fercho_uWu which would give the character a Christmasy feel. 

As you might expect, this skin shouldn’t be available in Season 5 from the start – say through the battle pass. Instead, you’ll have to wait until the calendar turns to the holiday period and then it should be available in the item shop.

On top of that claim, the leaker also confirmed that there will be an exclusive skin for PS5 owners. 

That’s to be expected, given the exclusive cosmetic packs currently on PS4, but there could be one for Xbox Series X/S owners too.

As Epic Games begins to ramp up to Season 5, further leaks should be expected – including some about the new theme, new POIs, and cosmetics. So, we’ll just have to keep an eye on what surfaces from insiders.