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How to get Fortnite’s new Cobalt skin starter pack, now available worldwide [UPDATED]

Published: 30/Jan/2019 2:46 Updated: 30/Jan/2019 3:58

by Albert Petrosyan


UPDATE – 7:00 PM PT – Epic Games have announced that the Cobalt Pack “will roll out for all platforms over the next 24 hours,” and have apologized for any confusion.

The latest starter pack in Fortnite Battle Royale is called Cobalt and is now officially available everywhere around the world.

The bundle features the brand new Cobalt outfit skin that had been previously leaked, alongside its Reinforced Backplate back-bling, and 600 V-Bucks.

This latest starter pack can be purchased by visiting the store section of the Fortnite Battle Royale menu, where it is currently priced at $4.99, the same price as all previous starter packs. 

The Cobalt Pack had already been available in the eastern regions of the world, but it is now also now available in all of the regions based in the Western Hemisphere.

For those who may be having trouble finding this bundle in the Fortnite store, it may take some time until Epic Games are able to get it available in every region. 

The Cobalt Pack is now the fifth official starter pack to be released in Fortnite, joining a list that includes Rogue Agent, Wingman, Ace, and Summit Striker.

These starter packs generally stay in the store for quite a while and don’t get taken out until the next bundle is officially announced and released.

It appears that the Cobalt will not be nearly as controversial as its predecessor, the Summit Striker, which some believed was added to pay homage to popular Twitch streamer ‘Summit1G.’

These starter packs are a good way to get certain outfit skins and their back-blings for a good value, as the price for the items and the V-Bucks you get in return make the transaction very much worth it. 

Epic Games tend to use skins in these packs that they don’t think will do well as regularly sold items in the Fortnite Item Shop, so this will be the only way to acquire the Cobalt skin. 

According to Donald Mustard, Worldwide Creative Director at Epic Games, the idea for the Cobalt came months ago when he and Art Director Pete Ellis came across the concept for it and were mesmerized. 


How to get Hop Rock Dualies exotic weapon in Fortnite: new location

Published: 24/Feb/2021 19:34 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 19:38

by Daniel Megarry


Epic Games has thrown Fortnite players for a bit of a loop and changed the location of one of the most coveted Exotic weapons in the game right now: the Hop Rock Dualies. Here’s where you can find it after February 24, 2021.

The Hop Rock Dualies are one of the most powerful Exotic-rarity weapons in the game right now and for good reason. Not only are they incredibly powerful pistols that, essentially, fire in a two-round burst, but they also give the player a low gravity effect, allowing them to glide through the air like an action star.

While they were previously available via the NPC named Cole, who was found near Retail Row and Catty Corner, Epic Games has now switched up who sells the Hop Rock Dualies, just a few weeks before Season 6 launches.

Hop Rock Dualies location in Fortnite

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The Hop Rock Dualies can now be found with Deadfire, near the center of the map.

This time around, the Hop Rock Dualies can be found with the NPC named Deadfire, the cowboy-type character added during the game’s Season 5 launch back in December.

Luckily, Deadfire can only spawn on one place on the map as of the time as of this writing: in the Sheriff’s office near the center of the map. This means that, unlike last time, players don’t have to roll the dice landing at one spot, hoping the NPC will spawn there.

Interestingly, he hasn’t moved locations since his inclusion at the start of the season, meaning if you know where he was located before, you’ll already know where to find the Hop Rock Dualies.

That being said, if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies in Fortnite, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Head to the Sheriff’s Office near the center of the map (it’ll be the old run down building between Colossal Coliseum and the Zero Point portal).
  2. Once there, head to the first floor and find Deadfire.
  3. Speak to them and select the Hop Rock Dualies option.
  4. Click again to confirm the purchase.
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Like before, the Hop Rock Dualies will cost players 500 Gold.

How much do the Hop Rock Dualies cost?

Just like before, you’ll need to make sure you’re loaded with 500 Gold Bars if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies. That’s not an easy amount to come by, so check out our guide for making money in Fortnite if you’re short.

The Hop Rock Dualies weapon includes two pistols, making it the perfect choice for gunslingers. They use medium bullets, deal 43 damage to players, and have a magazine size of 18 with a reload time of 2.7 seconds.

If you want to get your hands on any of the other Exotic-class weapons like the Boom Sniper Rifle or the Shadow Tracker Pistol, check out our complete guide to finding Exotic weapons in Fortnite Season 5.