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Fortnite leaked skins and cosmetics after v15.20 update

Published: 13/Jan/2021 9:52

by Calum Patterson

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The long-awaited v15.20 update for Fortnite is finally live in-game, and that means data miners are already hard at work uncovering as much unreleased content from the game files as possible. Here are all the leaked skins and cosmetics following the patch.

The update has added some new weapons to the mix, such as the new Exotic rarity ‘Hop Rock Dualies’ and the new Lever Action shotgun.

There’s also a bunch of bug fixes, across Battle Royale, Save the World, and Mobile. Check out the patch notes for v15.20 here.

But, for Fortnite’s many skin addicts, new patches are all about the new cosmetics that drop – and will be dropping, over the coming weeks and months.

Leaked skins from v15.20

Reliable Fortnite data miner HYPEX has provided us with a first look at some of the upcoming character skins, added to the game files after this latest patch.

Ruby Shadows

Ruby Shadows leaked skin

Orin

Orin leaked skin

Tess

Tess leaked skin

Leaked skin bundles

Two bundles have also been leaked, one of which relates to that leaked Tess skin above. The other is called ‘MACHINIST MINA’.

Tess Bundle

tess bundle in fortnite

Machinist Mina Pack

Machinist mina bundle

Leaked Predator spray and banner

There’s also a very interesting new spray, specifically for Predator, as well as a banner.

Leaked predator spray

Spray

leaked predator spray


That’s all the leaked cosmetics from the v15.20 patch so far, but we’ll update this article with more as leakers uncover them.

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Epic Games sues Apple & Google in UK over Fortnite removals

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:28

by Theo Salaun

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Following litigation over Fortnite’s app store removals by Apple and Google in the United States of America, Epic Games have officially mounted lawsuits against both tech companies in the United Kingdom, as well.

In August 2020, Epic Games added their own payment process to Fortnite’s mobile offerings so that Apple and Google’s cellphone and tablet users could purchase in-game items at a discounted price. This discount was specifically enabled by the new process, which bypassed each company’s transaction fees. 

Unsurprisingly, as the payment method was in direct violation of both the App Store and Play Store’s Terms of Services, each company subsequently removed Fornite from their offerings. And, expecting this, Epic Games responded by launching lawsuits against the companies in the U.S. and Australia. 

Now, the makers behind the world’s most popular third-person battle royale have tripled down and mounted legal action against both tech giants in the U.K. Citing violations of competition laws, Epic Games’ legal case in the U.K. is very similar to the ones already made in other countries. And, immediately contested, Apple and Google’s responses have proved similar, as well.

Fortnite Crew image
Epic Games
Fortnite’s Crew subscription service means even more payments for Epic Games.

As discussed by BBC News, Epic have officially submitted documents to the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK. The allegations suggest a monopolistic abuse of power by each company that centers around competitive restrictions to app store and payment processing options, as well as unfair payment fees.

Typically, those fees come at about 30 percent of all purchases, although exact figures differ depending on company and app. Fortnite is obviously one of the biggest games in the entire world, so almost one-third of their sales on mobile means hefty earnings.

But, like their other lawsuits, Epic allege that this is about more than their own profits. The company demands that Apple and Google begin allowing software developers to institute their own payment-processing systems and options to be downloaded outside of the App and Play stores.

Fortnite Crew Green Arrow
Epic Games
Fortnite has always delighted its fanbase with purchasable cosmetics.

So far, Apple and Google have both replied similarly in the U.K. situation, claiming that they are open to reintroducing Fortnite to their mobile stores but that they deny any violation of competitiveness.

Dexerto will continue to monitor the legal cases in each country, providing updates whenever these prolonged legal disputes begin reaching their conclusions.