New Fortnite leaks point to Dark version of Love Ranger skin and secret banner coming on Valentine's Day - Dexerto

New Fortnite leaks point to Dark version of Love Ranger skin and secret banner coming on Valentine’s Day

Published: 1/Feb/2019 2:44 Updated: 1/Feb/2019 2:45

by Albert Petrosyan


It looks like the first revealed cosmetic item for this year’s Valentine’s Day collection in Fortnite Battle Royale will be a Dark version of the Love Ranger outfit skin. 

Data miners have dug up and leaked new information found in game files that point to the Dark Love Ranger coming to Fortnite on February 14.

The leaks show that the skin has been labeled as ‘CupidDark’ in the files and put in the same ‘Styles’ folder as the Skull Trooper and Tomatohead skins. 

This likely means that the Dark version of the skin will not be its own item but rather a cosmetic style, or variant, for the Love Ranger, much like the Purple Skull Trooper and Regal Tomatohead variants. 

As for how players will be able to acquire this Dark cosmetic variant, the leaks indicate that it’ll be available via in-game challenges.

The exact number of challenges and what they will actually require is not yet clear, although some leaks point to there being up to four daily challenges that players will have to complete for the skin. 

In addition to the Dark cosmetic variant, it looks as though players will also receive a banned for completing all of the challenges, which data miners have found labeled as ‘CompletionCupidDark’ in the game files.

Unfortunately, the files currently have a placeholder image in place of the actual banner, so what the banner will look like remains unknown at this point.

Similarly, there is no actual image yet for the Dark Love Ranger, so fans have created a concept image of what it could look like in-game. 

The concept features the Love Ranger with a much darker skin texture and glowing purple light emanating from his eyes the carved markings on his body.

Of course, none of this information has been confirmed or announced so it should be treated as speculation until we got more concrete info about Epic Games’ plans for Valentine’s Day in Fortnite.

Until then, make sure to follow us @Dexerto and keep an eye on the Dexerto Fortnite page to keep updated on all Valentine’s Day leaks, upcoming cosmetic items, and more. 


How to get Alien Fortnite skins in Season 5

Published: 26/Feb/2021 4:35

by Brad Norton


The Alien franchise is now in Fortnite as Season 5’s latest collaboration has introduced Ellen Ripley and the iconic Xenomorph into the game. Here’s how you can grab the new skins.

Continuing the trend of Fortnite Season 5, another huge franchise has crossed over into the battle royale. From Tron to AMC’s The Walking Dead, and everything in between, we’ve already seen some stunning additions this season.

As each new week has come with its fair share of surprises, Epic has continued to shock the gaming industry. This time around, it’s sci-fi heroine Ellen Ripley alongside her most recognizable foe, a Xenomorph. 

From the imposing new skins to a hilarious Chestburser emote, there’s plenty up for grabs. Here’s how you can get your hands on the new Alien bundle in Fortnite.

How to get Alien skins in Fortnite

Unique cosmetic items are usually unlocked in a few key ways. Some can be claimed through the seasonal Battle Pass while others might have specific challenges tied to them. For this new bundle, however, grabbing every item is all too simple.

The entire Space Gear Bundle can be acquired through Fortnite’s in-game Item Shop for a limited time.

These unmistakable characters and items bring the look and feel of the 1979 classic into Epic’s popular battle royale. Players can drop into the map as the terrifying Xenomorph or hop into combat as the ruthless Ripley.

Epic confirmed in a blog post these items are available from Thursday, February 25 onwards. Outside of the two Alien skins, you’ll also be able to grab a number of additional goodies.

The Alien cosmetics set consists of the following items:

  • Ellen Ripley Skin
  • Xenomorph Skin
  • Xenomorph Tail Back Bling
  • Xeno Menace (Built-in Emote)
  • Nostromo Crew Outfit
  • Weyland-Yutani Cat Carrier
  • P-500 Power Loader Arm Pickaxe
  • Cheyenne Dropship Glider
  • Burst Case Scenario Emote

While they’re available at the time of writing, Epic is yet to confirm when they’ll be disappearing from the in-game store.

Fortnite’s Item Shop is always rotating, so be sure to get in quick and grab the Alien set before it’s too late. Upon your next drop, expect to see a ton of Alien activity across the map.