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How to get new Fortnite Lachlan skin early

Published: 2/Nov/2020 13:34

by Jacob Hale

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Australian star Lachlan Power is the next content creator to get his own skin in the Fortnite Icon Series, following in the footsteps of fellow Aussie Loserfruit and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins before him.

Lachlan has been one of the most consistent creators in Fortnite ever since it launched in 2017, so it’s no surprise that he has been graced with a skin of his very own likeness in the game.

The announcement was first made on October 30, revealing that his cosmetics set — including outfit, pickaxe, back bling and emote — would arrive in the Item Shop on Thursday, November 12, for fans to buy and show their support.

That said, he and Epic Games are also giving lucky fans the opportunity to earn the skin and cosmetics four days early, on November 8, making it literally the rarest skin in the game ahead of its official release.

Fortnite Lachlan Icon Series
Epic Games/Lachlan
Fortnite and Lachlan have come together to create his new skin and cosmetic set in the game.

How to get Lachlan’s Icon Series set early

Now, details have been revealed of the event that will allow Lachlan’s fans and top players to try and earn the skin before anyone else, and it’s as wacky as you would expect from the Australian.

Announced on Sunday, November 1, Lachlan and Epic will be hosting Lachlan’s Pickaxe Frenzy, a Trios event in which players can only use their Pickaxe as their primary weapon — with just items like Rusty Cans, Impulse Grenades, and Decoy Grenades to outplay opponents.

At the end of the tournament in each region, the winning team will win themselves the new Lachlan cosmetic set completely free, four days before anyone else.

Also, there will be no shields or healing items in the tournament, and builds will also be capped to 10 per material, so don’t expect to be able to just box up and win the game!

Fortnite Lachlan Pickaxe Frenzy tournament early access new skin
Epic Games
Lachlan’s Pickaxe Frenzy might be one of the weirdest Fortnite tournaments yet!

How to compete in Lachlan’s Pickaxe Frenzy

Competing in Lachlan’s Pickaxe Frenzy couldn’t be easier, and it’s open to anyone. Here’s what you’ve got to do on November 8:

  1. Load up Fortnite.
  2. Head to the ‘Compete’ tab in the Game lobby.
  3. Choose the Lachlan Pickaxe Frenzy event.
  4. Once the event window opens, you’ll have two hours to complete 10 total matches.
  5. If you win, you and your two teammates will get the Lachlan Icon Series set as a reward!

There is no set time available for the Pickaxe Frenzy yet, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for an announcement so you know when to be available.

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Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun

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Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

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Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.