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This Fortnite concept skin celebrates Kevin the Cube’s final moments perfectly

Published: 5/Nov/2018 13:27 Updated: 5/Nov/2018 13:32

by Matt Porter

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A special concept skin designed by a talented Fortnite fan would allow players of the popular battle royale game to celebrate the life and untimely demise of Kevin the Cube.

Affectionately named by members of the Fortnite community, Kevin has been part of the landscape of the game since August 2018, appearing suddenly, and then meandering it’s way around the map until it came to its final resting place at Leaky Leak.

Yesterday, fans had an opportunity to say their goodbyes to Kevin, as it left the game for good during the in-game event that took place to mark the end of the title’s Halloween themed mode, Fortnitemares.

At 1pm ET on Sunday, November 4, Kevin the Cube began to spin, gaining speed and momentum until it eventually cracked open, transporting players to a strange white dimension that’s never been seen before in the game.

In this incredible new area, fans saw a butterfly flying around, with the players character eventually touching the butterfly, which sent them out of this strange realm and back into the normal Fortnite map.

The concept skin created by Reddit user ‘Noblebatterfly’ is titled ‘Incarnation of Kevin’, and pays homage to the history of Kevin. Her legs are covered in the runes that the cube left behind while it travelled around the map, while her chest has a piece of the cube protruding out.

The skin is purple, to match Kevin the Cube’s own colour, and has beautiful wings on her back, a nod to the butterfly which appeared in the moments after Kevin’s explosion.

NoblebatterflyThe ‘Incarnation of Kevin’ skin is covered in references to the cube’s time in Fortnite.

The aftermath of the end of Fortnitemares has seen the islands which had been floating around Kevin plummet back into Leaky Leak, while fans remain unsure as to what the butterfly actually means.

Unfortunately, fans of Kevin the Cube will have to find their own way to mourn the loss of their falled friend, as this skin is just a concept, and there is no official announcement from Epic Games that it will be making an appearance in Fortnite.

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When is Fortnite Season 5? Fortnitemares Midas’ Revenge, Season 4 end date, theme, more

Published: 26/Oct/2020 13:00 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 13:17

by Daniel Cleary

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Fortnite’s yearly Fortnitemares event has finally arrived, but when does Season 5 arrive?

Fortnite’s new season dropped on August 27,  introducinging tons of changes to the Fortnite World with the likes of new Marvel-themed points-of-interest, superhero characters, and abilities for fans of the battle royale to enjoy. Midas’ Revenge adds even more for fans to sink their teeth into.

Fortnitemares 2020 Midas Revenge Skin,
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Midas’ Revenge has introduced new skins with their yearly event.

When does Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 start?

With only a few days to go of Fortnitemares’ Midas’ Revenge event, Chapter 2 Season 4 has over a month left, with an expected end date of November 30th, as reliable Fortnite leaker HYPEX claims.

The Baba Yaga skin has just been released alongside the Ghostbusters bundle, with more soon to come. The skin is ‘Rare’ and part of the ‘Coven Fresh’ set, costing 1,200 V Bucks.

 

After the Fortnitemare event, the fifth season of Fortnite’s Chapter 2 should follow immediately, along with some more major changes and a new theme.

Will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 be available through Apple?

A portion of the mobile player base is currently unable to download Fortnite Season 4, due to the ongoing legal feud between Epic Games and Apple, with Apple blocking all future Fortnite updates on the App store.

While the feud is being resolved, there have been suggestions that Season 4 could potentially be extended for Apple users, although that remains to be seen.

Epic Games has already extended seasons in Fortnite Chapter 2, but there has been no sign from the developers that they have any intention of doing so this time around.

What will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5’s theme be?

With Fortnite Season 4 being based completely around Marvel characters, there have been rumors that a DC-themed season could come next.

The Fortnite devs have already introduced members of the DC Comics universe as seen with Aquaman and Black Manta in Season 3’s recent Splash Down events. They may go a step further at the next opportunity, adding more familiar faces.

Epic also revealed plans for a Joker bundle that is expected to be released towards the end of Season 4, which could be used to build hype for the upcoming season.

With a new Batman movie also in the works, it would not be too surprising to see another partnership between DC and Epic but as for now, fans will have to wait until Season 5 draws nearer.