Fortnite: New leaks of ‘Nautilus’ underwater cosmetic items hint at possible ocean theme

Published: 27/Dec/2018 23:20 Updated: 27/Dec/2018 23:24

by Albert Petrosyan


New cosmetic items have been leaked in Fortnite Battle Royale that have players wondering if the game is shifting its focus to the oceans. 

The new items are part of a set called ‘Nautilus,’ which is likely a reference to the marine mollusk of the same name. In nature, the nautilus belongs to the same genetic family as more commonly known underwater creatures such as squids and octopuses.

As of now, 3D renders of only two cosmetic items from the set have been leaked – the glider and pickaxe – although no additional information, such as the items’ names, rarities, and prices, are available. 

The leaks are courtesy of the Fortnite cosmetic item database known as Skin-Tracker, who originally posted them on Sketchfab to render them as 3D images. 

Although the pickaxe is void of color, it would likely be safe to assume that its outer finish would feature the same metallic bronze and gold theme of the glider. 

At first glance at both of the items, it’s clear that they are visual references of underwater creatures, more specifically of the cephalopod family mentioned above. 

However, despite the oceanic connections, players have also been theorizing that the pickaxe could be somehow connected to the monstrous mythical beast known as Cthulhu, a fictional cosmetic entity created by writer H.P. Lovecraft in the late 1920s. 

You can be the judge for yourself by comparing the image of Cthulhu below with the 3D render of the pickaxe above. 

While the comparison is eerily strong, it seems more likely that the connection gears more towards the underwater and ocean theme rather than mythical monsters, a theory further fueled by cosmetic items that are already featured in the game.

The items that come to mind are those of the Fish Food Gear, which were just released on December 27, and the sinister looking octopus banner for level 84 of the Battle Pass. 

Considering how much ocean-related content has surfaced over the past few days (no pun intended), it would seem that Fortnite is gearing towards an underwater experience in the coming weeks. 


How to unlock the Predator skin & cosmetics in Fortnite

Published: 20/Jan/2021 17:50 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 17:51

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite has been teasing the arrival of a Predator skin throughout Season 5, and now he’s finally arrived on The Island. Here’s how to unlock his skin.

Season 5 of Fortnite has introduced a number of exciting crossover skins to tie in with its ‘bounty hunter’ theme, including The Mandalorian, God of War’s Kratos, and Halo’s Master Chief. So what’s next? Well, it’s the Predator’s turn now.

The terrifying character first appeared in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s hit 1987 movie Predator and went on to spawn a massive franchise of sequels and spin-offs. He’s easily one of the most recognizable characters in movie history.

Predator Boss Fortnite
Epic Games
Predator has arrived at Stealthy Stronghold in Fortnite Season 5.

There have been plenty of hints about Predator’s arrival already given throughout Season 5, including the alien warrior’s logo appearing on a door, a helicopter crash site, and a truck being used as a generator like in the movie.

It’s now been confirmed that Predator has landed in Fortnite, and fans are pretty hyped for his arrival. Here’s everything you need to know about unlocking the skin so you can use it yourself.

How to unlock the Predator skin in Fortnite

Following the v15.21 update, players who have purchased the Season 5 Battle Pass will be able to see a new Mystery Rewards section, which is where you can view the Jungle Hunter Quests that need to be completed to unlock Predator cosmetics.

As you can see in the Battle Pass menu below, unlocking the Predator skin requires you to complete one very challenging task: Defeat Predator. This won’t be easy, and it’s recommended you do it in Squads to get some support.

Fortnite Predator Skin

To defeat Predator, you’ll need to head to Stealthy Stronghold and locate him. He’s incredibly agile and will utilize his Cloaking Device to turn almost invisible, so taking him down will be a very difficult task.

There will also be plenty of other players trying to complete this challenge and unlock Predator, so it’s going to be mayhem. We’ve put together a guide to defeating Predator that might help you in your mission.

How to unlock Predator emote, back bling & pickaxe

As well as the Predator skin, players with the Battle Pass can unlock a Yautja Wristblades pickaxe, a Hunter’s Trophy back bling, The Hunt loading screen, a Bio-Helmet Online emote, and a Hunter’s Arsenal weapon wrap.

Here are the Jungle Hunter Quests you’ll need to complete to unlock them all:

  • Find mysterious pod (Banner Icon)
  • Talk with Beef Boss, Remedy, and Dummy (Logo Emote)
  • Collect Medkits (Graffiti Spray)
  • Collect Legendary Weapons or rarer (Loading Screen)
  • Defeat Predator (Predator Skin)
  • Complete a Bounty as Predator (Hunter’s Trophy Back Bling)
  • Visit Predator’s apartment in Hunter’s Haven as Predator (Bio-Helmet Online Emote)
  • Spend 30 seconds within 10 meters of a player as Predator (Yautja Wristblades Pickaxe)
  • Deal damage while thermal is active as Predator (Hunter’s Arsenal Weapon Wrap)

The Bio-Helmet Online emote in particular is one you’ll definitely want to unlock, as it allows the player to remove Predator’s mask and reveal the horrifying face underneath.

We have a feeling this will become a fan favorite in Fortnite very quickly.