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Samsung shut down links to leaked Fortnite Galaxy Unpacked skins

Published: 16/Jan/2020 23:55

by Eli Becht


A leaked Fortnite skin has the community buzzing, but a Samsung representative did his best to cool down rumors it will be a new Galaxy skin.

Plenty of cosmetics leaked once the v11.40 update came out in Fortnite, one of them being the Iris skin, which fans instantly linked to Samsung.

Longtime players will no doubt know that Samsung skins have appeared in the past, with the most recent one being the GLOW outfit, available to players who owned a Galaxy device.

Fortnite GLOW Skin

While this rumor has already gained a lot of steam, a Samsung employee fanned the flames and said the company doesn’t know anything about the Iris skin but did say they was a fan.

I’ve just checked and at the moment, we don’t have any information about this skin, which looks good by the way,” said the employee, before teasing fans with some future news. “I suggest to watch the Galaxy Unpacked live stream on Tuesday, February 11. Perhaps we will announce something about a new skin, who knows..”

It’s a strange situation because the skin rumors are extinguished, but then started right back up again in the very same tweet.

Fortnite players are encouraged to tune in to the Galaxy Unpacked stream in February, where we might be getting a look at some new game content.

Normally, this would just feel like a way for Samsung to promote their event where they’d show off new products, but it might be worth looking a bit more into this one because of the fact they have added skins to Fortnite before.

It’s worth mentioning that no leaker has outright said the Iris skin will be a Samsung exclusive, but enough hints are there for them to make the link.

As with any leak of this nature, it’s important to take it with a pinch of salt because plans change all the time. Until we get official word from Epic or Samsung themselves, all we can do is speculate.

That said, this would certainly be a nice skin to our hands on, so here’s to hoping it enters the game in the near future.


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

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce


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.