New Fortnite Battle Royale Concept Allows Users To Create Their Own Skins - Dexerto

New Fortnite Battle Royale Concept Allows Users To Create Their Own Skins

Published: 21/May/2018 14:01 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:56

by Scott Mahoney


A reddit user made a new website where gamers could customize their Fortnite Battle Royale character’s appearance to make a totally new skin.

The website that allows users to create their own skin comes as a concept for Fortnite developers at Epic Games to consider allowing this kind of customization in game.

The current skin system in Fortnite features an in game store with a select number of skins, emotes, and accessories that updates daily.

Some rare skins in the Fortnite in game store fall under a special “featured items” area that may last multiple days.

As things currently stand, buying skins from the store is one of two ways to unlock new gear, the other comes from purchasing the seasonal battle pass and leveling up, which will cost you 950 V-Bucks (about $9.99).

Reddit user Maux01 took matters into his own hands and designed a website that would allow fans to create their own skins.

The site allows players to pick and choose parts of characters already in game to create a new, unique skin.

As the concept site is further developed there will likely be even more options. For now this remains one of the only ways players can design their own skins.

The site is currently in its Beta version but here is a screenshot from the sites designer, Maux01:

The proposed concept would throw a wrench into the current skin system in Fortnite.

Epic Games continues to develop skins and other gear that users have clamored for, but allowing players to design their own skin could lead to copyright issues and a reduction in sales.

At the current rate developers are releasing new content it seems unlikely that they would attempt to integrate the proposed system of skin creation.


How to watch Fortnite’s J Balvin Afterlife Party: Event time & rewards

Published: 31/Oct/2020 16:12

by Connor Bennett


Epic Games have confirmed that a Fortnitemares Afterlife Party event with J Balvin is set to rock the Main Stage in Party Royale. Here’s what you need to know.

Over the years, as Fortnite has grown more and more in popularity, Epic Games have teamed up with TV shows, movies, and musicians for a number of live events. 

This has included everything from something as simple as a DJ playing a few songs from their living room to showing off new trailer for a Star Wars movie. Though, it’s stretched all the way to Travis Scott having a jaw-dropping concert live event too. 

With Fortnitemares now being live, the next event will involve Colombian artist J Balvin debuting a new song during an ‘Afterlife’ concert. So, here’s everything you need to know. 

What time is the J Balvin event in Fortnite?

Just like a number of other events in Fortnite, there will be an initial showing before a number of encore shows so that everyone has the chance to get involved. 

The initial J Balvin show will get underway on Saturday, October 31st at 9 pm EDT/1 am GMT/6 pm PDT and 2 am CEST. Though, if you miss the live showing, there will be two other showings.

The first replay, according to Epic, will happen a day later on Sunday, November 1st at a much reasonable time for European fans – 1 pm EDT/6 pm BST/10 am PDT and 7 pm CEST. The second replay will be five hours later on the same day. 

How to get J Balvin Party Trooper Fortnite skin

While these events have, sometimes, given all players free rewards, the J Balvin event will be a little different. 

Instead, anyone who owns the Party Trooper skin that attends the Afterlife Party will unlock an exclusive J Balvin style. However, you don’t have to wear the skin to the event to unlock it, you just have to own it. 

Screenshot of the J Balvin Fortnite skin style for Party Trooper
Epic Games
Party Trooper skin owners will get an exclusive J Balvin style for attending the event.

Where to find the J Balvin event in Fortnite

If you want to watch the event, as we’ve already noted, it’ll happen inside Party Royale. That’s slightly different to the usual Battle Royale and Creative modes. 

To access it, you’ll want to select the Party Royale game mode in the lobby screen and then search when the event goes live in the menus. Be sure to get in early for the live showing as you don’t want to miss out!

  1. Load up Fortnite
  2. Enter the Battle Royale lobby screen but change the playlist to Party Royale
  3. Search for a game and wait
  4. Once inside, head over to the Main Stage area on the east of the island and enjoy!
Fortnite's party royale map
Epic Games
The Main Stage is where you’ll be able to find the Fortnite music events.

Obviously, you won’t be able to drop in and watch the show until the date and time that Epic has revealed, so don’t try and get involved too early. 

If you manage to get in, though, make sure to enjoy it and get involved with the party.