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Fortnite leak reveals free 2020 birthday cosmetics

Published: 18/Sep/2020 10:15 Updated: 18/Sep/2020 10:35

by Connor Bennett


Two new weapon skins have been revealed by leakers ahead of Fortnite’s third birthday celebration, and more could still be on the way. 

Since 2017, Fortnite has pretty much dominated the gaming world with its unique and colorful take on battle royales. Players have flocked to Epic Games’ mega-popular title because of the constant updates, entertaining gameplay, and creative cosmetics. 

For the past two years, the developers have celebrated the battle royale’s birthday by rewarding players with new content – typically in the form of free cosmetics and in-game surprises. 

While many assumed that this year’s celebrations were going to be ignored, given that Epic has remained silent on any potential birthday party – secretly dropping a skin for Save the World players back in July – leakers have managed to get an early look at what is coming soon. 

Fortnite bus with birthday skins
Epic Games
Epic usually goes all out to celebrate Fortnite’s birthday.

Fortnite 3rd birthday free cosmetics

Dataminer Fevers revealed that there are at least two free cosmetics on the way in the form of weapon wraps. 

The first of these was revealed to be a pink and green colored wrap that almost looks like a slice of birthday cake being cut into before it is shared around at a party.

Additionally, the second skin uses the same green color as the first skin for its main color, but it has a unique look because of the different colored confetti that appears to be raining down over it from front to back. You can see images of both skins below. 

Fortnite 2020 birthday wrap
This confetti themed skin is also a part of the birthday party.
Fortnite 2020 birthday wrap
This wrap is one of two wraps that have been revealed in the leak.

Previous Fortnite birthday celebrations have given players, perhaps, better cosmetics like pickaxes shaped like a birthday cake, but you can never really go wrong with getting a free reward. 

It remains to be seen if Epic has something else up their sleeve for the birthday celebrations, but we don’t have long to wait given that the Battle Royale mode turns three years old on September 26.


Ali-A reveals unreleased Fortnite skin haunting Weeping Woods

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

by Connor Bennett


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. 

Fortnite leaked bundles
Epic Games
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.