This amazing fan-made Fortnite Christmas skin will get you in the festive spirit - Dexerto

This amazing fan-made Fortnite Christmas skin will get you in the festive spirit

Published: 21/Nov/2018 10:08 Updated: 21/Nov/2018 10:45

by Matt Porter


A creative Fortnite fan has designed a concept skin that will help players of the popular battle royale title get into the holiday spirit.

Designed by Reddit user ‘Recade15’, the skin is an updated version of the Summit Striker character that was recently released for the game, with new items and colors added to give the skin a more festive feel.

Recade15’s Pine Patroller skin has been designed with a new backbling and a special winter-themed harvesting tool. It’s only a concept, but players would truly be decked out in Christmas garb if they jumped out of the Battle Bus dressed in this.

The Pine Patroller also features a hooded winter coat, split in half with one side colored green and the other red, along with knee pads and boots in the matching Christmas shades. Wrapped around his neck is a scarf to help keep him warm, while red and white candy canes hang from a strap across his chest.

The ‘Christmas Conifer’ backbling is a Christmas tree complete with fairy lights and a star on top, while the ‘Blizzard Breaker’ harvesting tool is a snow shovel, perfect for digging your way out of sticky situations.

Recade15The Pine Patroller concept skin, along with Christmas Conifer backbling and the Blizzard Breaker harvesting tool.

Some sort of snow shovel could well be a handy item to have in the coming weeks in Fortnite, as many fans believe that Epic Games are dropping hints that a cold snap may be on its way to the battle royale title.

A mysterious storm cloud has been spotted hovering over the ocean, just on the horizon of the Fortnite map, with fans believing that the cloud will begin to make its way towards the island and bring a massive snowstorm with it.

The Pine Patroller is unfortunately nothing more than a concept dreamed up by an avid Fortnite player, but fans of the game may not have to wait too long to find out what jolly Christmas treats Epic Games have in store for the holiday season.


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.