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Fortnite to Re-Release Rare ‘Red Knight’ Skin in Item Shop and People are Angry

Published: 4/Jul/2018 21:36 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 17:09

by Albert Petrosyan

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It appears that one of the rarest skins in Fortnite: Battle Royale is making a return to the in-game Item Shop.

Epic Games has announced that the ‘Red Knight’ outfit will be re-released as a purchasable item when the shop resets on July 5th.

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The announcement came via a post on the Fortnite Twitter page on July 4th.

Also visible in the image above is what appears to be the leaked ‘Crimson Axe’ pickaxe, which will presumably go on sale alongside the Red Knight on July 5th.

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Since its initial release in late December, the Red Knight has been featured in the Item Shop only a handful of times, the latest being on February 20th.

The skin is often referred to as the female version of the Black Knight, which was the final skin unlocked in the Season 2 Battle Pass.

However, contrary to common belief, the Red Knight is not a Season 2 exclusive like the other skins of the Fort Knight set from that season, and there had been rumors that it would return to the Item Shop eventually.

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Since its last release, the skin has become quite a rare collectible, especially among those who pride themselves on their vast cosmetic item collections.

So rare in fact, that many have paid hundreds of dollars to illegally purchase accounts containing the Red Knight and other rare in-game items.

Thus, this latest announcement has drawn the ire of many players who either bought an account or took pride in owning the rare skin, prompting them to fill the comments section of Fortnite’s tweet with expressions of anger and displeasure.

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However, as Team SoloMid’s Fortnite team captain ‘Myth’ alluded to on his stream, the Red Knight was bound to return to the Item Shop at some point, especially since Epic Games had confirmed it to not be a Season 2 exclusive skin.

Although Epic have not mentioned anything, their decision to re-release the Red Knight could be part of their plan to limit illegal account selling, which has certainly been one of the biggest challenges they have faced to date.

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Mongraal kicked from FNCS match after bizarre Fortnite vault bug

Published: 18/Oct/2020 17:57

by Daniel Cleary

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FaZe Fortnite pro Kyle ‘Mongraal’ Jackson was left stunned after he was removed from an FNCS Week 2 session for an unusual bug with the Stark Industries vault.

With the FNCS starting to ramp up again for the Season 4 finals, many of the top players will be looking to battle it out and qualify for the Fortnite playoffs on October 29.

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FaZe Clan star Mongraal is regularly seen near the top in the FNCS’ European events, but while competing in the second week of the Season 4 tournament, the Fornite pro was surprisingly removed from one of the games.

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Mongraal discovered a bug with the Stark Industries vault while competing in the FNCS.

After dropping into the first match of the FNCS Week 2 Trios session, Mongraal, along with teammates Mitr0 and Tayson, landed at the Stark Industries POI to kick off the game.

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The new Marvel point-of-interest, which was added in Season 4, features one of the few vaults on the map and can be a great place to pick up some early loot, if it is not contested by another team.

However, after killing the Iron Man boss and grabbing the keycard, Mongraal was surprisingly kicked from the game when trying to open up the vault door.

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“I just got kicked, no!” he reacted, realizing that his chances of picking up points in the tournament, and earning a good placing, had become even more difficult.

While the Fortnite error code did not give an exact reason why he was removed from the match, he claimed that it was likely due to him meleeing the Vault, “It’s because I was spamming the door.”

As players have come up with some unusual ways to glitch in and out of the vault without keycards, it is possible that Epic Games could have set up countermeasures to prevent players from cheating in competitive playlists, like the FNCS sessions, and it may have been triggered by him rushing to get in the door.

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Despite being kicked from the first game, Mongraal was not banned from the FNCS event and was able to rejoin his teammates in the second match to continue their tournament run.