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Fortnite: Leaked skins and cosmetics from v8.30 patch

Published: 10/Apr/2019 10:20 Updated: 10/Apr/2019 11:21

by Matt Porter

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The Fortnite’s v8.30 patch introduced the brand new Reboot Van, which allows players to bring back fallen teammates using tokens that are dropped when they are eliminated, alongside a number of technical improvements that should help the game run smoother.

While many are excited about what Epic Games have officially released, Fortnite data miners have been hard at work poring over the update in search of leaked events, items or cosmetics that could be added to the game in the future.

The Fortnite v8.30 update introduced the Reboot Van to the game.

The cosmetics found in the v8.30 patch include specific items for both Battle Royale and Save The World, meaning everyone who plays the hugely popular game will receive new cosmetics that they can purchase in the near future.

This week’s cosmetic items continue the theme of pirates and the jungle, as there is a brand new pickaxe in the form of a palm tree, much like those found at the pirate outpost Lazy Lagoon in the north of the map.

While these items have been added to the game in the v8.30 files, there is no guarantee that Epic Games will ever use them, as the developers have previously added items and cosmetics to the Fortnite files that have never seen the light of day.

For those that do become available, there is also no official timeline for their release, as Epic Games spread out cosmetics through days and even weeks in an attempt to give players a myriad of options to choose from.

You can view all the leaked cosmetic items found in the Fortnite v8.30 files below. All leaks are courtesy of @HYPEX, @xkleinmikex, and @PXLPAT_YT.


Leaked Fortnite cosmetics from v8.30 update

Skins

Stealth Reflex (Variant)

Protect your turf.

Inferno

Ignite your inner fire.

Harvesting Tools

This pickaxe appears to be exclusive to Save the World players.

Dread

Instill fear.

Relax Axe

Victory is in the palm of your hand.

Peely Pick

Wield the power of the peel.

Back Bling

This fiery backbling is expected to be released alongside the Ruin skin.

Stealth Response Unit

Quick and quiet.

Wraps

A brand new wrap expected to drop in Fortnite.
A grey digital camo wrap.
A wrap that appears to be made of bandages.

Emotes

Switchstep

Switch it up.
This emote appears to show a chest being opened with a key.

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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.