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Fortnite leaks suggest Captain America coming as surprise Season 3 skin

Published: 30/Jun/2020 9:02 Updated: 30/Jun/2020 9:10

by Isaac McIntyre

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Fortnite has had Deadpool and Aquaman arrive in Chapter 2 so far ⁠— now it looks like Marvel’s Captain America will be the next comic book hero to debut in Epic’s battle royale, according to new leaks found after the recent v13.20 update.

The star-spangled superhero’s Season 3 debut seems to have been confirmed after Fortnite data miners FortTory and VastBlastt uncovered Captain America’s shield in the v13.20 files. Another asset file, marked “M_UI_Marvel_Series_Store,” was also found.

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According to VastBlastt, Cap’s iconic vibranium shield will have two uses in-game. The shield is expected to operate as both a backbling cosmetic piece, and as a pickaxe. FortTory added that it “can be used as a backbling and as a pickaxe.”

Captain America skin to be released on July 4th

Cap’s shield won’t be arriving in Fortnite alone, however ⁠— the man himself is also reportedly set to debut in the battle royale as the July 4th surprise skin, according to HYPEX and FNBRHQ. There had been question marks around the mystery celebration skin up to this point.

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This lines up with a teaser Epic Games added to their unofficial patch notes. The developers revealed in the exclusive email blast that “a mighty arrival is coming to the Item Shop this week”. They also added that Fortnite players should “stay tuned.”

Which Captain America will debut in Fortnite Season 3?

The shield and assets do confirm Captain America will be arriving in Fortnite, but considering Steve Rogers (played by Chris Evans from 2011 until 2019) handed the ‘Cap’ mantle to Sam Wilson during Endgame (2019), it could be either character.

The skin variant being based on Wilson (played by Anthony Mackie) would make a lot of sense; the character is set to make his debut as Captain America in the new Disney+ series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” due to be released in August.

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Sam Wilson, once known as The Falcon, became the new Captain America in Avengers Endgame (2019).
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Sam Wilson, once known as The Falcon, became the new Captain America in Avengers Endgame (2019).

Captain America joins growing Fortnite Marvel Series skin line

Captain America arriving in Fortnite as a Season 3 cosmetic would be far from the first time a Marvel character skin has been released in Epic’s battle royale. In fact, the Marvel Series already boasts eight different hero outfits.

The First Avenger would be only the third superhero from the mainline Marvel Cinematic Universe series to get a Fortnite skin. Black Widow and Star-Lord were available during the Fortnite X Avengers: Endgame event. Black Widow’s variant was re-released recently to coincide with her titular movie’s promotional run.

Cap’s shield has appeared in Fortnite before, during the aforementioned movie crossover event in 2019. It was available during the Avengers Endgame LTM as one of the mode’s mythic weapons. The super-rare weapon could block bullets.

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Captain America's shield has appeared in Fortnite before, during the Avengers Endgame crossover last year.
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Captain America’s shield has appeared in Fortnite before, during the Avengers Endgame crossover last year.

Fortnite’s bumper v13.20 patch also added the highly-anticipated Flare Gun, and dropped water levels slightly. Read all the details and changes here.

If cosmetics are more your thing, there was also a bunch of those added to the code after the v13.20 update. ‘Dad Bod Jonesy’ headlined the new skin variants, and an Anti-Christ style Darkheart cosmetic skin was also added.

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Fortnitemares 2020 could be bringing back Zombie Husks with a twist

Published: 20/Oct/2020 3:12

by Brad Norton

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Fortnite’s annual Halloween event has evolved over the years though new leaks stemming from the 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares could hint at a return of controversial Zombie Husks.

Introduced back in 2017, Fortnitemares began as a Save The World event. It soon expanded as the spooky festivities took over the battle royale mode in 2018 as well. It was in this version of the annual event that players were forced to fend off hordes of Zombie Husks.

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Cubes would spawn around the map as dozens of AI-controlled Husks would charge toward squads. It could often be overwhelming and outright end your run if they’re not taken care of instantly. This led to a rather drastic change in the 2019 event where individual Zombies would spawn at random while looting instead.

While certain emotes and various items have already leaked, we now have a new piece of intel on the upcoming Fortnitemares event. Nothing is set in stone though it appears the 2018 threat could be returning in some form.

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Fortnite Zombie Husk gameplay
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Zombie Husks were quite controversial in the 2018 Fortnitemares event due to just how many spawned at once.

In Fortnite’s 14.30 update, plenty was changed on the surface and under the hood. As new content was added in, Epic Games also made some secret adjustments in preparation for the Halloween-themed event.

“A sound for the Zombies cube spawners was changed in 14.30,” prominent dataminer ‘Mang0e revealed. While this could be nothing of significance, it would be odd for the developers to make a change like this out of the blue.

There’s no telling exactly how these cube spawners will be adjusted, though it seems certain they’ll be back in some form. 

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This means every player will need to be on high alert just like in 2018. You won’t have individual jump scares to worry about this year, but overwhelming swarms of AI could threaten your run.

We won’t have to wait long to see how the annual event evolves this time around. The 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares doesn’t yet have a date locked in. However, things typically kick off in the final week of October. 

Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days as the frightful update rolls around. In the meantime, be sure to get ahead of the upcoming event with our rundown on everything we know about Fornitemares 2020 so far.

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