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Fortnite x Stranger Things event – Portals, LTM, everything we know so far

Published: 3/Jul/2019 15:13 Updated: 4/Jul/2019 10:46

by Matt Porter


The latest Fortnite special event is officially here, with the popular battle royale title teaming up with Netflix hit Stranger Things to bring elements from the supernatural show to the game. Leaked skins have already been revealed. 

Stranger Things is a sci-fi horror show developed and produced by Netflix, which sees the sleepy town of Hawkins, Indiana become a hotbed for the dark and unknown, with portals to the strange ‘Upside Down’ dimension and vicious creature called the Demogorgon wreaking havoc.

Now, it seems like the Fortnite island will be the next location to suffer from these unnatural occurrences, with a number of portals appearing on the map which players have already spotted. 

What have players found in Fortnite?

Players have spotted the iconic gates or portals from Stranger Things on the Fortnite map, with a number of them popping up in the Mega Mall area.

In the show, the portals take Eleven and the crew to the Upside Down realm, but in the game it appears that they just teleport players to other gates, and don’t take them to a different dimension – at least not yet.

Eagle-eyed players noticed that the Scoops Ahoy ice cream parlour from the show was included as part of the Mega Mall location when it was added at the start of Season 9, so this crossover shouldn’t come as too big a surprise.

Epic GamesPortals are sprouting in the walls at Mega Mall.

What is coming as part of the Fortnite x Stranger Things event?

While Netflix officially confirmed that the event would be taking place back in June, little information about what we can expect from this limited-time crossover has been officially released by either party.

Leaks from the game’s files reveal that the portals aren’t the only thing players can expect to see during this event, with a number of objects labelled as “Weird” in the v9.20 update – although what those will turn out to be remains unknown.

Stranger Things Fortnite cosmetics 

Many fans are excited at the possibility of a Demogorgon making an appearance in the game, or the possibility that the portals will take players to a Fortnite-specific version of the Upside Down, but none of this has been confirmed. 

Lines of code relating to special Stranger Things cosmetics were also found and now it looks like both the Demogorgon and Chief Hopper characters will have their very own skins – if potentially leaked information is to be believed. 

Images of the two skins, as seen below, were posted to Twitter by serial Fortnite leaker @FortTory. What appears to be two screenshots from the game might be our first-look at Stranger Things cosmetics, but they’re yet to be confirmed by Epic Games. 

FortTory, TwitterTwo Stranger Things skins, Demogorgon and Chief Hopper, could soon appear in Fortnite.

Will there be a Limited Time Mode [LTM] for Stranger Things?

Again, there is no confirmation that there will be a special Stranger Things LTM, but based on other partnerships that Epic Games have formed with media giants such as the Avengers franchise or the John Wick movies, it seems extremely likely that there will be.

It’s possible that the LTM will drop in line with the release of the third season of Stranger Things on July 4, with fans hoping they’ll be transported to a special Upside Down version of the map.

Last updated on July 4, 2019 at 6:40am (EST). 


All leaked skins and cosmetics in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:27

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is almost here and leakers have already unraveled some of the skins and cosmetics we can expect to see, including everything from The Mandalorian to a hilarious Mancake.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 wrapped up with a record-breaking end, which means Season 5 is around the bend. Epic Games has already dished up an exciting teaser trailer and offered a glimpse of what’s to come.

Leakers have been hard at work too, rummaging through all the data and keeping an eye out for anything worthwhile. They’ve managed to uncover some exciting details about skins and cosmetics. Here’s everything we know so far.

Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 5 Leaked Skins Cosmetics
Epic Games
Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 5 includes a crossover with The Mandalorian.

All leaked skins in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5

VastBlast spilled the beans on some of the exciting skins we’ll be able to wear in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5. The Mandalorian one isn’t too surprising. Everyone knew it was coming. But it looks fantastic and will definitely be a popular skin.

However, there are plenty of other ones too, including Kondor, Mancake, Mave, Menace, Lexa, and Reece. Here’s a picture of them all side by side. They certainly look like an interesting mix of characters from many different walks of life.

Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 5 Leaked Skins Cosmetics
VastBlast leaked all the skins we can expect to see in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5.

All leaked cosmetics and variants in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5

HypeX also managed to find a bunch of cosmetics. There are some amazing variants for the aforementioned skins, but the standout has to be the hilarious mustaches and bandanas for Mancake, which will almost certainly be a hit due to their gimmicky vibe.

However, he also found plenty of other interesting bits and pieces, including armor, backpacks, gliders, pickaxes, and shields. There’s bound to be an appealing cosmetic for everyone.

Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 5 Leaked Skins Cosmetics
HypeX found a bunch of cosmetics and variants coming in Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 5.

That just about sums up all the skins and cosmetics that have been leaked so far. However, there have also been plenty of POI and weapon leaks too, and they’re equally exciting.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is already on the tip of everyone’s tongue, and although the previous season was universally loved, the next one might be even better.