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How to change Fortnite skins and cosmetics during a match

Published: 20/May/2020 13:34

by David Purcell


Epic Games have added a brand new feature in Fortnite Battle Royale that allows players to quickly change their skins and cosmetics without having to back out to the main lobby. If you want to know how to do it, you’ve come to the right place.

Having to exit games and return to the menus just for the sake of switching out your outfit or something as simple as a glider can get annoying. After all, there’s that handy feature to just ready up and search for another match as soon as you’re eliminated these days, and players like to use it – in solos, duos, and squads.

Now, there’s a way to change up your skin without going through what feels like a medieval process for a game like this. So, let’s look at how to do just that.

Epic Games
There’s loads of Fortnite skins and cosmetics to get, but changing them without backing out to the menu has never been possible… Until now.

How to change and buy Fortnite skins without returning to menu

Following the arrival of Fortnite’s v12.60 update in Season 2 of Chapter 2, members of the community can now switch up their skins and cosmetics for the next game without having to exit.

The function, discovered by a few players already, will speed up the process dramatically for those who like to switch things up on the regular. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to pull it off.

  1. Once you have been eliminated, look at the menu that appears on the right side of the screen.
  2. The menu has four options. Those are: Ready Up, Spectate, Shop & Locker, and Return to Lobby.
  3. Select ‘Shop & Locker’.
  4. From there, you can either buy a new skin before readying up or select one you have already purchased.
  5. Click on the one you like and away you go! New skin, without the hassle of returning to the lobby.

If those instructions don’t make it clear enough, a video from Matt Theo on Twitter – seen below – shows you exactly how it’s done.

The menu appears, click away, choose the one you want and the job is done.

Now you know what you know, you will be able to rotate your skins and cosmetics easily between matches. In fact, it’s as seamless as it’s ever been!


SypherPK reveals secret buff to Fortnite’s superpower abilities

Published: 17/Nov/2020 10:12 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 10:14

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite content creator SypherPK has revealed that Epic Games might have made a mistake with Siphon Squads, giving the mythic superpowers an unannounced buff. 

At the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4, a number of Marvel heroes and villains descended on the battle royale island to prepare for their impending fight against Galactus. 

As a result of their arrival, Fortnite has become awash with all sorts of Marvel references – be it through cosmetics, points of interest, or in-game challenges. Though, the biggest addition has been the mythical superpowers. 

These superpowers are obtainable by taking down the hero, or villain, that they usually belong to. Getting your hands on one won’t typically guarantee a victory, but, there might be a different story in Siphon Squads. 

Iron Man using the Unibeam ability in Fortnite.
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Iron Man’s Unibeam has received a huge buff in Siphon Squads.

During his November 15 video, Sypher pointed out that if you drop into a Siphon Squads game, the mythic superpowers actually act as if they’re still inside the Marvel Knockout limited-time mode. 

According to Sypher, when playing Siphon Squads, the Doctor Doom bomb will do 90 damage instead of its usual 60. On top of that, the Doctor Doom gauntlets do 45 damage instead of 35.

Iron Man’s Unibeam ability has also seen an uptick in power too, all the way to dealing 150 damage. “In this game, I found a Unibeam and I just started one-shotting everybody in the lobby. 150 damage is insane in a game mode like this,” Sypher added. 

As for the other abilities in-game, neither Wolverine or She-Hulk drop their abilities in Siphon Squads mode, so they don’t see a drastic improvement. 

The change to Doctor Doom and Iron Man might have been intended by Epic specifically for the mode, but given that they’ve gone unannounced, it might surprise a few players. Though, if it’s a mistake, the devs will likely roll them back to normal sooner rather than later.