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How to unlock Green Arrow skin in Fortnite Season 5

Published: 1/Jan/2021 3:28 Updated: 1/Jan/2021 3:43

by Brad Norton

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DC’s Green Arrow is the next iconic superhero to be joining Epic’s popular battle royale and we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know to claim Fortnite’s next unique skin in Season 5.

Season 5 is gathering some of the world’s strongest characters together in Fortnite. From Master Chief to Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead, we’ve already seen a number of unique figures make their way to the battle royale title.

After some earlier leaks, we now have confirmation that Green Arrow is next in line for his own unique skin in Fortnite. The CW series may have winded down with its eight and final season, but now it’s time for Stephen Amell’s iconic look to join the ever-growing list of characters in Fortnite.

From how you can claim this skin for yourself, to all of the additional items that are up for grabs, here’s everything you need to know.

How to unlock Green Arrow skin in Fortnite

Acquiring the Green Arrow skin in Fortnite couldn’t be simpler. The cosmetic item is exclusive to the Fortnite Crew subscription. For $11.99 USD, the month of January provides this Green Arrow skin, along with a handful of other goodies.

You can access this monthly subscription directly in Fortnite, regardless of which platform you’re playing on. Simply boot up the game and look towards the Battle Pass menu. From here, you’ll spot a Fortnite Crew icon that allows you to sign up without any hassle.

Once your payment has gone through, the Green Arrow skin will instantly be added to your collection. Not only that but you’ll also be handed a few bonus items as well.

January’s haul includes 1,000 V-Bucks, a Boxing Glove Pickaxe, along with a Tactical Quiver Back Bling to complete the Arrow look.

Moreover, if you haven’t bought into the Season 5 Battle Pass just yet, this subscription will give you access for just a few dollars more.

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The Fortnite Crew subscription provides unique cosmetics ever month.

You’ll have the entire month to decide whether or not to buy-in for the Fortnite Crew subscription. This means the Green Arrow skin will be leaving sometime on January 30, perhaps never to be available again.

There will be a completely fresh bundle in February, so be sure to get in soon and lock down the DC hero if you want to play as Green Arrow in Fortnite.

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Epic Games sues Apple & Google in UK over Fortnite removals

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:28

by Theo Salaun

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Following litigation over Fortnite’s app store removals by Apple and Google in the United States of America, Epic Games have officially mounted lawsuits against both tech companies in the United Kingdom, as well.

In August 2020, Epic Games added their own payment process to Fortnite’s mobile offerings so that Apple and Google’s cellphone and tablet users could purchase in-game items at a discounted price. This discount was specifically enabled by the new process, which bypassed each company’s transaction fees. 

Unsurprisingly, as the payment method was in direct violation of both the App Store and Play Store’s Terms of Services, each company subsequently removed Fornite from their offerings. And, expecting this, Epic Games responded by launching lawsuits against the companies in the U.S. and Australia. 

Now, the makers behind the world’s most popular third-person battle royale have tripled down and mounted legal action against both tech giants in the U.K. Citing violations of competition laws, Epic Games’ legal case in the U.K. is very similar to the ones already made in other countries. And, immediately contested, Apple and Google’s responses have proved similar, as well.

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Fortnite’s Crew subscription service means even more payments for Epic Games.

As discussed by BBC News, Epic have officially submitted documents to the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK. The allegations suggest a monopolistic abuse of power by each company that centers around competitive restrictions to app store and payment processing options, as well as unfair payment fees.

Typically, those fees come at about 30 percent of all purchases, although exact figures differ depending on company and app. Fortnite is obviously one of the biggest games in the entire world, so almost one-third of their sales on mobile means hefty earnings.

But, like their other lawsuits, Epic allege that this is about more than their own profits. The company demands that Apple and Google begin allowing software developers to institute their own payment-processing systems and options to be downloaded outside of the App and Play stores.

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Fortnite has always delighted its fanbase with purchasable cosmetics.

So far, Apple and Google have both replied similarly in the U.K. situation, claiming that they are open to reintroducing Fortnite to their mobile stores but that they deny any violation of competitiveness.

Dexerto will continue to monitor the legal cases in each country, providing updates whenever these prolonged legal disputes begin reaching their conclusions.