Newly Leaked 'Galaxy' Skin in Fortnite Could be a Samsung Exclusive - Dexerto

Newly Leaked ‘Galaxy’ Skin in Fortnite Could be a Samsung Exclusive

Published: 7/Aug/2018 18:31 Updated: 7/Aug/2018 18:35

by Albert Petrosyan


The v5.20 Update launched in Fortnite on August 7 and its game files were full of various cosmetic items that have since been leaked by data miners.

One of the leaked skins was the ‘Galaxy’ skin, which is a male figure with white hair, interstellar design, and several glowing features. 


Many in the community believe that the Galaxy skin will be available exclusively to those who pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 phone.

There are several reasons that point to this being a very realistic possibility, one of which is that the skin’s name is the same as that of the phone series. 


Storm Shield One

Storm Shield One, the Fortnite database that has leaked many of the v5.20 cosmetic items, has specified that there is no indication the skin will be available for purchase in the Item Shop.

The rest of the leaked skins are all labeled as to be available in the Item Shop once they are formally released in-game.

If the Galaxy skin is not going to be sold in the Item Shop, and it is not a Battle Pass exclusive, the only reasonable alternative is that it will be a Samsung customer exclusive.


Storm Shield One

Furthermore, Epic Games already has an apparent partnership with Samsung, since all those who pre-order the Note 9 will be receiving 15,000 V-Bucks.

This could mean that the Galaxy skin will come as part of the pre-order package, although this is all speculation since there has been no confirmation from Samsung or Epic. 


Fortnite Flare Gun return leaked with major buff

Published: 19/Oct/2020 12:53

by Connor Bennett


A new Fortnite leak has claimed that the Flare Gun could be set to make a return in the near future, and it would be receiving quite a substantial buff too. 

As Fortnite seasons unfold, weapons and items are regularly cycled in and out of the loot pool – either for being too strong, too weak, or not fitting the theme of the new patch. 


This means that some fan-favorite weapons might disappear from the game for one reason or another, either to return at some point later in the future or to never be seen again. 

In the case of the Flare Gun, which was initially added to the battle royale back in the v13.20 update but it was removed at the start of Chapter 2, Season 4. With some fans hoping to see it return, especially given the new fire mechanics, it appears as if Epic have got something up their sleeve. 

flare gun in fortnite
Epic Games
The Flare Gun first appeared in a small short video from Epic Games.

Following the v14.30 update, which gave a buff to the Combat Shotgun and also brought the Rally Royale limited-time mode to the party, leakers uncovered a handful of changes coming in the future.

This includes the Flare Gun, which as leaker Mang0e_ pointed out, could be set to return to the battle royale after a spell in the vault, but with a little bit of a boost too. 

“The flare gun may be coming back to core modes soon,” the leaker tweeted on October 15. “The duration for marking enemies was re-added and increased to 15 seconds.”


While this is not set in the stone, as the leaker tweeted that it may return, some fans will be hoping that the Flare Gun does return – especially given its reported buff.

This increase in time with marking enemies would certainly make players think twice about ignoring the chance to use the Flare Gun. But, as ever, it’ll be up to Epic to make the final call.