Fortnite's A.I.M skin could be hinting at a Winter Theme coming - Dexerto

Fortnite’s A.I.M skin could be hinting at a Winter Theme coming

Published: 11/Nov/2018 17:33

by Calum Patterson


The new A.I.M skin in Fortnite, unlocked through the Hunting Party challenges, could be big hint towards a wintery makeover coming to the battle royale map soon.

Although nothing has been made official yet, fans are predicting that there will be some snowy additions to the map and lobby screen, if not entirely at least partially.

During November and December in 2017, only the lobby screen changed, and there was some new cosmetic items added, but no major map changes.

The A.I.M skin, which came with a legendary back bling and a pickaxe only available from the Item Shop, could be the biggest clue yet indicating a winter theme.

Players have began to notice that the edges of the skins arms and legs appear to be somewhat icy, hinting that the skin itself came from a wintery land.

In the image below, courtesy of FortniteINTEL, you can clearly see frosting around the edges of the A.I.M skin.

What we do know about the A.I.M skin is that he is meant to have dropped in via a parachute, which called into question the leaks suggesting an aerial vehicle was set to be added.

As for the potential of a wintery theme coming to the map itself, A.I.M is the only real clue so far, but Save the World mode did get a snowy makeover in 2017, so the possibility is definitely real.


Epic confirms long-awaited Fortnite pre-edit changes are coming soon

Published: 31/Oct/2020 4:43

by Andrew Amos


It’s been a long time coming, but now Fortnite players can be put at ease: Epic are working on pre-edit changes to make building easier after years of the community petitioning.

Pre-editing has been a contentious issue in the Fortnite community for years. They’re on for all players, and helps players quickly place a lot of edited builds.

However, most players don’t use pre-editing, so its existence ends up being a hindrance more than anything. It can leave players exposed due to a poor build, something they weren’t intending at the time.

Fortnite player editing build
Epic Games
Pre-edits have been the bane of Fortnite players across the world. Thankfully, Epic are working on disabling them.

A new rallying cry across the community comes across with every new season, pleading with Epic to at least give player the option to disable pre-edits. While they’ve been dodging the issue for quite some time, there’s finally been some solid news.

After a year of uncertainty with Epic stating they were “actively considering” it, they’ve now set their course on giving the community what they want.

“We don’t have an exact timetable, but we’re going to [add a disable pre-edit option],” community coordinator TheStevieT told players on Reddit.

It comes after more clips of players dying because of their pre-edited builds went viral across Reddit and other social media platforms. It’s quite the common occurrence, and with Epic now solidifying their stance, it’s got players excited.

That being said, it could be a little while before it’s added. They’ve started work, but without an exact timetable in mind, it could be seasons down the line. One can hope that it’ll be added in Chapter 2 Season 5 at the end of 2020 though.


Another Epic staffer, gstaffEpic, clarified that such a change isn’t in any of the Fortnite builds yet. However, it’s getting close, and it’s something they’re “working towards.”

It might not be the most explosive subject, but as far as quality of life changes go, this could completely transform the way Fortnite is played. We will update you once more information arises.