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Incredible Kylo Ren Fortnite x Star Wars skin and pickaxe leaked

Published: 19/Dec/2019 13:21 Updated: 19/Dec/2019 13:22

by Joe Craven

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Leakers have released images of an upcoming Kylo Ren skin to Fortnite, and it appears to capture the First Order’s evil leader with impressive accuracy.

The Fortnite X Star Wars crossover event took place on December 14, seeing an exclusive clip from the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premier in-game, in the Risky Reels location. 

While the event was marred by some technical issues – for which hacker group ‘Lizard Squad’ have claimed responsibility – those that were able to successfully watch the event agreed it was another entertaining and ambitious crossover achieved by Epic Games.

Epic Games / DisneyThe crossover is not the first time Epic have partnered with a film company.

The crossover has seen numerous skins and weapons added to the game, including skins for protagonists Rey and Finn. The iconic lightsabers are also now available in-game. 

Kylo Ren Fortnite skin leaked

Popular Fortnite leaker HYPEX has revealed the aesthetics behind a brand new Kylo Ren skin, modeled on the First Order’s malicious leader from Disney’s Star Wars trilogy. 

The skin is incredibly accurate, with the mask even featuring cracks on the face to replicate how it looks in the films.

Fortnite leakers were specifically asked by Epic Games not to spoil the Star Wars event, but no such request surrounded new skins that are to be added to the game soon.

There is no specific release date attached to the Kylo Ren skin but, with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker set to release on December 19, we can expect it to be added to Fortnite prior to that. 

Closer look at the Kylo Ren skin & pickaxe

Aside from those initial images, some new leaked screenshots given us a closer look of the skin in-game and it looks super accurate.

Skin TrackerFortnite Skin Tracker have revealed some leaked images of the skin.

Fans are incredibly excited at the prospect of a Kylo Ren skin, giving players a chance to storm around the battle royale map while dressed as the primary Star Wars antagonist. That’s not all, though. 

Many fans might have been expecting his pickaxe to be his lightsaber in Fortnite, but now that they have been added as weapons, his potential pickaxe remained something of a mystery.

Well, until now. That’s also been leaked ahead of schedule.

Graphic: HYPEXThis is the leaked Kylo Ren pickaxe that’s supposed to be coming soon to Fortnite.

While all skins we have seen so far have been exclusively from the ‘new’ trilogy – Finn, Rey and Kylo Ren – it remains to be seen whether any characters will be added from the original trilogy. 

The thought of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia or even Darth Vader running around Fortnite is enough to excite any casual Star Wars fan.

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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.