Fortnite leak reveals huge set of scrapped and unreleased cosmetics - Dexerto

Fortnite leak reveals huge set of scrapped and unreleased cosmetics

Published: 29/Mar/2020 17:06

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite leaker HYPEX has given fans of the battle royale a look at some skins and other cosmetics that haven’t been released yet – and a few that will likely never make it into the item shop. 

While the premise of Fortnite is pretty much the same as every other battle royale, Epic Games’ spin on the genre allows fans to set themselves apart from the rest with cosmetics – be they new character skins, sprays, or even weapon wraps. 

As the game is regularly updated, fans clamor to get their hands on the new cosmetics – with some of them becoming exceedingly rarer than others. Yet, it has been revealed that there are a huge number of unreleased cosmetics that fans may have seen before but are now unlikely to grab.

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Fortnite skins are a hot commodity in the battle royale.

Renowned Fortnite data miner HYPEX showed off a huge collection of these cosmetics – including skins, music packs, gliders, sprays, and anything else that can be collected from the battle royale.

A few of them may still release in the future, seeing as they have a description that states “released in Chapter 2, Season 2.” Yet, there are some that stretch back as far as Season 6 and Season 9 – including the Fortnite World Cup ‘Winners Circle’ music pack that had previously been leaked. 

There are also a couple of crossovers from Epic Games’ Battle Breakers title that could see the light of day at some point, provided the developers decide to make that happen.

As for those that have a release point for the earlier seasons, it is unknown why Epic ultimately decided to scrap them – especially those cosmetics that got that leaked beforehand. That answer only lays with the developers.

Seeing as the items are seemingly still in the game’s files, it likely wouldn’t be all that difficult to release them in the future. 

Though, that is pretty unlikely to happen seeing as many of the skins are designed to fit the theme of a particular season.


How to watch Fortnite’s J Balvin Afterlife Party: Event time & rewards

Published: 31/Oct/2020 16:12

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have confirmed that a Fortnitemares Afterlife Party event with J Balvin is set to rock the Main Stage in Party Royale. Here’s what you need to know.

Over the years, as Fortnite has grown more and more in popularity, Epic Games have teamed up with TV shows, movies, and musicians for a number of live events. 

This has included everything from something as simple as a DJ playing a few songs from their living room to showing off new trailer for a Star Wars movie. Though, it’s stretched all the way to Travis Scott having a jaw-dropping concert live event too. 

With Fortnitemares now being live, the next event will involve Colombian artist J Balvin debuting a new song during an ‘Afterlife’ concert. So, here’s everything you need to know. 

What time is the J Balvin event in Fortnite?

Just like a number of other events in Fortnite, there will be an initial showing before a number of encore shows so that everyone has the chance to get involved. 

The initial J Balvin show will get underway on Saturday, October 31st at 9 pm EDT/1 am GMT/6 pm PDT and 2 am CEST. Though, if you miss the live showing, there will be two other showings.

The first replay, according to Epic, will happen a day later on Sunday, November 1st at a much reasonable time for European fans – 1 pm EDT/6 pm BST/10 am PDT and 7 pm CEST. The second replay will be five hours later on the same day. 

How to get J Balvin Party Trooper Fortnite skin

While these events have, sometimes, given all players free rewards, the J Balvin event will be a little different. 

Instead, anyone who owns the Party Trooper skin that attends the Afterlife Party will unlock an exclusive J Balvin style. However, you don’t have to wear the skin to the event to unlock it, you just have to own it. 

Screenshot of the J Balvin Fortnite skin style for Party Trooper
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Party Trooper skin owners will get an exclusive J Balvin style for attending the event.

Where to find the J Balvin event in Fortnite

If you want to watch the event, as we’ve already noted, it’ll happen inside Party Royale. That’s slightly different to the usual Battle Royale and Creative modes. 

To access it, you’ll want to select the Party Royale game mode in the lobby screen and then search when the event goes live in the menus. Be sure to get in early for the live showing as you don’t want to miss out!

  1. Load up Fortnite
  2. Enter the Battle Royale lobby screen but change the playlist to Party Royale
  3. Search for a game and wait
  4. Once inside, head over to the Main Stage area on the east of the island and enjoy!
Fortnite's party royale map
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The Main Stage is where you’ll be able to find the Fortnite music events.

Obviously, you won’t be able to drop in and watch the show until the date and time that Epic has revealed, so don’t try and get involved too early. 

If you manage to get in, though, make sure to enjoy it and get involved with the party.