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Fortnite Party Royale possibly teases Kirby crossover with Nintendo

Published: 10/May/2020 13:11

by Connor Bennett


Fortnite’s next crossover may have been revealed in the recent Party Royale trailer, as eagle-eyed fans spotted popular Nintendo character Kirby appearing out of the blue.

In recent seasons, Fortnite has embraced popular culture and done a number of crossover with incredibly popular musicians, television shows, movies, and comic book characters. Some crossovers have been as simple as a few cosmetics in the item shop, a new game mode, or even a full-blown map change.

Most recently, the game had a crossover with Travis Scott and his Astronomical event but, since then, Fortnite has launched the Party Royale mode – with fans gathering for numerous EDM concerts. However, prior to the launch of Party Royale, a potential new crossover might have been spotted in the trailer.

Kirby is one of Nintendo’s most popular secondary characters.

In the Party Royale mode trailer, players spotted Kirby appearing for a split-second at the beginning of the video. It is a real blink and you’ll miss it moment as the lovable pink character isn’t joining in with the Fortnite skins dancing in the middle of the screen.

Instead, Kirby can be seen hanging out just below where they are all dancing, floating under the right side of the bridge. The Nintendo character only appears in the official Epic Games trailer, though, and is blurred in the Xbox and PlayStation uploads. 

Kirby appears in the Fortnite trailer for a brief moment.

Kirby’s appearance has sparked speculation that Fortnite could be doing a Nintendo-based crossover, but will that prove to be the case?

Some fans have suggested that the character wasn’t actually put into the trailer by Epic Games. Instead, they’ve noted that Kirby might have just been used in the footage sent in by the DJ’s in the trailer, seeing as it looks like Kirby is on the huge screen that is displaying the show.

As of writing, Epic Games hasn’t confirmed if Kirby’s appearance was an easter egg that will lead to a crossover or if it was just a mistake.

Though, the Nintendo character hasn’t been referenced in leaks about season three – which have suggested that Aquaman will replace Deadpool and a few classic skins will be returning.


How to get The Mandalorian skin in Fortnite Season 5 with Baby Yoda

Published: 30/Nov/2020 14:17

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 is upon us, and it’s got some very exciting things in store – but the one thing fans are most looking forward to is the leaked crossover with The Mandalorian.

Following the success of Season 4’s Nexus War, which introduced skins and weapons based on some of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes and villains including Storm and Venom, Fortnite seems to be once again teaming up with another Disney-owned franchise, Star Wars.

Recent posts from a number of leakers including ShiinaBR and others have suggested a crossover with The Mandalorian is imminent, with bounty hunter Din Djarin and the adorable viral sensation Baby Yoda both being a part of the major Season 5 update.

There’s even been a leaked advertisement for the Battle Pass, which shows off the incoming Mandalorian skin accompanied by a little Baby Yoda, which is presumed to be another Back Bling cosmetic like Rocket Racoon, from Guardians of the Galaxy.

How to get The Mandalorian Fortnite skin

We won’t know exactly how to unlock the new Mandalorian secret skin and accompanying Baby Yoda Back Bling cosmetic until Season 5 drops on December 2, but we can definitely speculate.

In previous seasons, featured skins have been unlocked when players complete Battle Pass challenges. It’s likely that The Mandalorian skin will be acquired through a similar unlock method. It will look something like this:

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Head into the Battle Pass menu.
  3. Access the Battle Pass challenges screen, and wait for the relevant challenges to appear.
  4. Once they’ve been made available, it’s down to you to complete them.

We’ll update this page as soon as we know how to unlock these new cosmetics, so keep an eye out.

When does Fortnite Season 5 start?

Fortnite has a lot to live up to after Season 4. It saw the introduction of a number of Marvel heroes as well as the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus, for an epic Nexus War finale event.

Season 5 will kick off on December 2, although an exact time hasn’t been confirmed. It’s also been hinted by dataminers that there will be another Black Hole style blackout to bridge the gap between the end of Season 4 and the beginning of Season 5.

Fortnite black hole
Epic Games
It’s rumored there will be another blackout between Season 4 and Season 5

It’s not expected that the whole season will be themed around The Mandalorian, unlike the previous Marvel-focused Season 4, but it looks like it will likely feature enough Star Wars content to keep fans of the galaxy far, far away happy.

Season 5 also brings with it the arrival of the new Fortnite Crew membership, which includes the Battle Pass, V-Bucks, exclusive skins, and other monthly benefits for a set price.

We will continue to update this guide as new information becomes available.