How Popular is Fortnite: Battle Royale? Even the Prime Minister of Norway Has Played - Dexerto

How Popular is Fortnite: Battle Royale? Even the Prime Minister of Norway Has Played

Published: 31/May/2018 15:10 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:02

by DG Goldstein


The Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, teamed up with local YouTuber Joachim ‘Noobwork’ Haraldsen on Fortnite: Battle Royale which may be one of the most interesting ‘duos’ to play the title together thus far.

After taking the gaming world by storm since its release in 2017, Fortnite: Battle Royale has successfully broken into ‘mainstream’ culture unlike any title before it and has become a true, worldwide phenomenon.

Some incredibly high-profile individuals have been found playing and expressing their love for the game, including the like of Drake, Travis Scott, Logic, and a collection of others, with some of them teaming up with notable content creators in the gaming world.

While playing under the alias ‘Iron-Erna,’ Erna Solberg, the Prime Minister of Norway since 2013, joined forces with Noobwork, a popular Norwegian YouTuber with over 180k subscribers, to try her hand at the wildly successful game alongside the NRK news network.

The pair played alongside Jacob ‘Sieba’ Butler and Christian ‘NOthingOG’ Telstad of Denmark and are competitors for ‘Octagon,’ a Fortnite-based esports team out of Europe, in order to try and obtain a ‘Victory Royale.’

Erna Solberg (Right) plays alongside Noobwork – Image: The Prime Minister’s Office

After the matches, Solberg mentioned how Fortnite and video games, in general, can be positive for individuals to assist in learning new things, along with being social with others, even if it means being behind a computer screen.

Roughly translated into English.

“This is fun and a good way to exert yourself on being quick in the trigger and learning things. Then it’s social, something you do with others”

More information on the Fortnite matches with Erna Solberg and Noobwork can be found on the official NRK website, including multiple videos of the exchange.

Source: NRK News

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett


The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
Epic Games
Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.