OpTic's CouRage Has a Theory on Why Epic Games is Bringing Back the Rare 'Red Knight' Skin in Fortnite - Dexerto

OpTic’s CouRage Has a Theory on Why Epic Games is Bringing Back the Rare ‘Red Knight’ Skin in Fortnite

Published: 5/Jul/2018 0:31 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Albert Petrosyan


The Fortnite community was sent into a frenzy on July 4th when Epic Games announced that it plans on bringing back the rare ‘Red Knight’ skin to the Item Shop.

The skin has become a rare collectible of sorts since it has only appeared in the Item Shop a handful of times, the last time being on February 20th.

OpTic Gaming content creator Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop, who live-streams Fortnite on a daily basis, tweeted out his theory on why Epic decided to bring back the rare skin.

According to him, it’s to give new players opportunities to own skins as well as to limit illegal account selling and scams.

Both parts of CouRage’s theory make sense; these “rare” cosmetic items were not earned by players but rather purchased and therefore the number of times they have featured in the Item Shop should not determine their rarity and thus limit newer players from owning them.

This especially applies to the Red Knight, which Epic have confirmed was not a Season 2 exclusive and would end up returning to the game at some point.

As for account selling and scams, this move by Epic would certainly help in their efforts to stop illegal activity being conducted on secondary markets. 

Players have been known to spend hundreds of dollars to purchase accounts that have rare items, such as the Red Knight, and in many cases have been scammed.

It remains to be seen whether Epic will continue to employ this type of strategy, especially when it comes to earlier skins like the Ghoul Trooper, which is widely considered to be the rarest in the game.


How to redeem Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops: stream schedule, rewards, more

Published: 27/Jan/2021 21:48

by Tanner Pierce


Epic Games have announced more details about the upcoming FNCS tournament for Fortnite Season 5, including some of the Twitch drops players will be able to get their hands on by watching the streams and the schedule of events. 

If you’ve been wondering what incentives you might be getting to watch the upcoming FNCS Season 5 tournament then you’re questions have finally been answered.

With the tournament only a couple days away, Epic has gone ahead and revealed some cool new drops that players will be able to get their hands on during the event, including some sprays, a loading screen, and more, simply by tuning into the tournament on Twitch.

Here’s how you can make sure that you’ll get the rewards.

Fortnite FNCS Season 5 Twitch drops

Epic Games
Epic has unveiled some loot that players will be able to get their hands on during the tournament.

Like most games nowadays, Epic Games is utilizing Twitch drops to give players an incentive to watch the FNCS Season 5 tournament. This means that, if you watch the tournament on various officially-supported streams that have drops enabled, you will be able to earn in-game items for Fortnite.

Some of them are a bit small like an FNCS spray and emoticon, but two of the more significant items is that of a special loading screen which features some of the characters featured in the Season 5 battle pass, as well as a cool, foam finger-style back bling.

All in all, it’s nothing too crazy, but it’s still a nice little reward for watching the tournament.

How to earn Twitch drops

Like any other Twitch drop, players will have to have their Twitch and Epic Games accounts linked before they can start earning their rewards. To do that, you’ll need to follow some simple steps, courtesy of the developers themselves.

  • Go to Epic Game’s official “Connected Accounts” page
  • Sign-in to your Epic Games account
  • Click on the “Connect” button under the Twitch tab
  • Click “Link your Account”
  • Sign-in to your Twitch account at the prompt
  • Select “Authorize”

After that, your Epic account and your Twitch account should be linked together and you’ll be able to earn items on drop-enabled streams. Once you get them, you should see them in a notification at the top of your Twitch page and they should appear in-game soon.

FNCS Season 5 streaming schedule

If you’re wondering the full streamable events, we have you covered. Epic says that they’ll be streaming the most “pivotal” stages of the competition, which only include the final rounds of the qualifiers, as well as the semi-finals and finals.

This means that, while qualifiers themselves will take place from Feb 4-7, Feb 11-14, and Feb 18-21 respectively, the only ones that will be streamed will be the final days on Feb 7, 11, and 21.

The full breakdown of times can be found below:

  • EU Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 1 PM EST
    • EU Live Coverage: 1:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 4:30 PM EST
  • NA Region Broadcast
    • Start time: 5 PM EST
    • NAE Live Coverage: 5:15 PM EST
    • Break: 8:30 PM EST
    • NAW Live Coverage: 9:15 PM EST
    • Broadcast end: 12:20 AM EST

It’s important to remember that you watch either an official stream from Epic Games or a supported stream with drops enabled, otherwise you won’t get all the cool loot.

As more information comes out, like a change to the schedule or additions to the drops, we’ll keep this article updated.