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How to gift in Fortnite: Gifting system back in battle royale for limited time

Published: 3/Apr/2019 14:10 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 14:19

by Eli Becht


When gifting first came to Fortnite it was only available for a limited time, but Epic Games have brought it back for another go around. Here’s how you can gift cosmetics to your friends in Fortnite.

What is gifting in Fortnite?

On April 3, Epic Games decided to enable gifting again in Fortnite, which means players will be able to spend their V-Bucks and purchase cosmetic items as gifts for their friends. 

It’s pretty easy to do this in the game but in case you might be in need of a refresher, we have you covered. There are a few steps you’ll have to take before you can send gifts though.

How to use Fortnite’s gifting system

Gifting is back in Fortnite for a limited time.

Epic Games doesn’t want hackers to take advantage of this system by hacking accounts and purchasing gifts with money that isn’t there.

To combat this, Epic Games requires all players to have multi-factor authentication enabled on their Fortnite accounts. Here is some other information you should know about gifting as well.

  1. Make sure you have Multi-factor authentication enabled on your account. If you’re not sure how to get this setup then check out the instructions here.
  2. You must have been friends with somebody for at least 48 hours before you can send a gift to them.
  3. You will only be able to gift three times within a 24 hour period.
  4. Any gifts that are purchased are NOT refundable.
  5. You can only gift an item that is currently available in the Item Shop.

How to send your friend a gift in Fortnite

Gifting cosmetics from the Item Shop in Fortnite is actually pretty simple. There are a couple of steps but here’s all you have to do.

  1. Go purchase an item in the Item Shop
  2. When you are given the option, choose “Buy As A Gift”
  3. Choose what friend you want to send the gift to 
  4. Write a custom message if you’d like to and send it away

The next time your friend logs in there will receive a gift box holding the item you purchased for them.

Gifting is something the community has wanted for a while, so it’s curious to see it not become a permanent feature in the game. 

Perhaps this limited time only offer will last longer than it did last time, but Epic hasn’t given a definitive end date for the gifting system yet.


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.