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Swords coming soon to Fortnite as Epic Games tease previously leaked weapon and LTM

Published: 10/Dec/2018 15:20 Updated: 10/Dec/2018 15:42

by Ross Deason


Epic Games have shared an interesting teaser for Fortnite that appears to confirm that the leaks about a sword based Limited Time Mode is coming soon.

Fans have been convinced that swords will be coming to Fortnite ever since one was spotted in the Season 7 release trailers and images on December 6.

On December 9 a number of leaks seemed to confirm that the sword aspects of the game would be related to an upcoming LTM, and on December 10 Epic Games dropped a video that finally confirmed that something to do with swords will be released very soon.

The ten second clip shows a sword stuck in the ground (yes, we were thinking of King Arthur’s legendary sword ‘Excalibur’, too). The shot slowly zooms in before the hand of the Ice King skin can be seen breaking the sword free.

Whether the sword will be part of an all-new melee weapon class or simply tied to a Limited Time Mode is unknown, and the only caption with the video reads: “Coming soon… a weapon fit for a King”.

After the success of the Fortnite and Avengers crossover, which saw players fight for the gauntlet of Thanos and use his powers to crush their opponents, a similar mode with swords could certainly be a hit with the community.

It will be equally interesting to see whether sword remains in the game after the alleged LTM comes to an end. Given how prominent it has been in imagery so far, we wouldn’t be surprised if it does!


How to get The Mandalorian skin in Fortnite Season 5 with Baby Yoda

Published: 30/Nov/2020 14:17

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 is upon us, and it’s got some very exciting things in store – but the one thing fans are most looking forward to is the leaked crossover with The Mandalorian.

Following the success of Season 4’s Nexus War, which introduced skins and weapons based on some of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes and villains including Storm and Venom, Fortnite seems to be once again teaming up with another Disney-owned franchise, Star Wars.

Recent posts from a number of leakers including ShiinaBR and others have suggested a crossover with The Mandalorian is imminent, with bounty hunter Din Djarin and the adorable viral sensation Baby Yoda both being a part of the major Season 5 update.

There’s even been a leaked advertisement for the Battle Pass, which shows off the incoming Mandalorian skin accompanied by a little Baby Yoda, which is presumed to be another Back Bling cosmetic like Rocket Racoon, from Guardians of the Galaxy.

How to get The Mandalorian Fortnite skin

We won’t know exactly how to unlock the new Mandalorian secret skin and accompanying Baby Yoda Back Bling cosmetic until Season 5 drops on December 2, but we can definitely speculate.

In previous seasons, featured skins have been unlocked when players complete Battle Pass challenges. It’s likely that The Mandalorian skin will be acquired through a similar unlock method. It will look something like this:

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Head into the Battle Pass menu.
  3. Access the Battle Pass challenges screen, and wait for the relevant challenges to appear.
  4. Once they’ve been made available, it’s down to you to complete them.

We’ll update this page as soon as we know how to unlock these new cosmetics, so keep an eye out.

When does Fortnite Season 5 start?

Fortnite has a lot to live up to after Season 4. It saw the introduction of a number of Marvel heroes as well as the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus, for an epic Nexus War finale event.

Season 5 will kick off on December 2, although an exact time hasn’t been confirmed. It’s also been hinted by dataminers that there will be another Black Hole style blackout to bridge the gap between the end of Season 4 and the beginning of Season 5.

Fortnite black hole
Epic Games
It’s rumored there will be another blackout between Season 4 and Season 5

It’s not expected that the whole season will be themed around The Mandalorian, unlike the previous Marvel-focused Season 4, but it looks like it will likely feature enough Star Wars content to keep fans of the galaxy far, far away happy.

Season 5 also brings with it the arrival of the new Fortnite Crew membership, which includes the Battle Pass, V-Bucks, exclusive skins, and other monthly benefits for a set price.

We will continue to update this guide as new information becomes available.