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Fortnite Hearts Wild Valentine’s Day event: Start time, skins & more

Fortnite is celebrating Valentines Day with the Hearts Wild event, which will bring new cosmetics, challenges and rewards.



Fortnite Hearts Wild event

Epic Games will be bringing a few changes to Fortnite Island for the Valentines Day Hearts Wild event. Players will be able to earn new rewards, and here’s everything you need to know about the event, including the start time.

Fortnite players are no strangers to festive events, as Epic Games previously decorated the battle royale for both Halloween and Christmas. Now, they’ve got something new up their sleeve for Valentine’s Day in the form of the Hearts Wild event.

There are plenty of neat rewards for you to pick up such as free in-game items and some classic Fortnite cosmetics that have returned to the Item Shop. You can also participate in Community Battles and in the Fortnite Hearts Wild Cup as part of a duo.

Here’s a complete run down of all the festivities we can expect from Fortnite’s Valentine’s Day event.

Fortnite Hearts Wild event

When does Fortnite Hearts Wild start?

While the Fortnite event started on February 8, the Hearts Wild Cup went live a day later on February 9, 2021. So you’re able to jump in and enjoy the event while the other activities start becoming available one by one.

The next Community Battles are titled Hearts Wild Team Battles and will run through February 10-17, 2021. Lastly, the Fishstick’s Shot at Love Challenges will become available in-game on February 11, 2021, at 6 AM PST / 9 AM ET.

Hearts Wild Cup

You can participate in Fortnite’s Hearts Wild Cup as part of a duo, as you attempt to complete 10 matches in the span of three hours while scoring points. The duos that score the most amount of points will win the Lovely Outfit and the Heartblast Back Bling.

Every duo that would like to take part in this challenge should be level 30 or higher and have 2FA enabled to be eligible. Be sure to play well if you want to earn yourself some neat Fortnite cosmetics.

fortnite hearts wild cup

Hearts Wild Team Battles

You’ll have the opportunity to team up with your favorite Fortnite Creators in the Hearts Wild Team Challenges from February 10 to 17. These community battles require you to earn points in order to get ahead of your opponents.

The team with the most points will receive a bundle of items; the Breathless Blades Pickaxe, Shuffly Shapes Wrap, Reel Love Spray, Perfect Match Emoticon, and Hearts Wild Team Battles Banner.

fortnite hearts wild

Hearts Wild skins and leaked cosmetics

The Fortnite Hearts Wild event will feature a plethora of Valentine’s Day-themed cosmetics that we’ve seen leaked before. Epic Games will also bring back the Lovethorn cosmetic among others.

Many of these were uncovered by data miners in the 15.30 patch update, such as the Cuddle King skin and the Lovely cosmetic. Those leaks also showed the Breathless Blades axe and the Shuffly Shapes wrap from the Hearts Wild event.

wild hearts fortnite

Fishstick’s Shot at Love Challenges

Epic Games will take the love-theme of this event even further with this week’s Quests, which will require you to find Fishstick a date for Valentine’s Day. You can do these while earning some serious XP so that you can unlock even more neat cosmetics.

fishstick fortnite hearts wild

We can expect to see the exact list of challenges soon, so we’ll know what to do in this weekly quest by February 11.

The Hearts Wild event is bringing brand new opportunities and rewards to Fortnite Island, so be sure to go out there to get them all!

Image Credits: Epic Games


Fortnite Gold Cube: Location, travel path & more

The Gold Cube in Fortnite Season 8 has started to move, but what’s it for and where is it going? We’ve got the lowdown right here.



Gold cube in Fortnite

Fortnite Season 8 is here with plenty of Cube-themed content for players to tackle. One of the most mysterious new additions is the Fortnite Gold Cube which has begun traveling around the map. Here’s where to find it and where it’s headed.

Fortnite Season 8 Cubed has landed, and it’s brought with it a whole host of new changes to the world-famous battle royale. From another Marvel crossover with Venom and Carnage to an entirely new dimension called The Sideways.

In a throwback to the first season, Epic has also brought back Kevin the Cube, and he isn’t alone this time.

A strange Gold Cube can also be seen rolling around among the numerous alien Cubes populating the map. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

Kevin the Cube in Fortnite Season 8

What does the Fortnite Gold Cube do?

The actual purpose of the Gold Cube is currently unknown. When the other purple squares began making their moves, it remained stationary but has since started to travel as well.

This more prestigious Cube will likely play a massive part in the end-of-season event that will take place before Season 9 begins.

As always, we will keep you updated with any fresh news on what role the Fortnite Gold Cube will play.

Fortnite Season 8 artwork

Fortnite Gold Cube location

The mysterious Fortnite Gold Cube started near Holly Hedges and Weeping Woods before it began its long journey.

At the time of writing, it can be found in between Boney Burbs and Believer Beach, and it is set to head towards Pleasant Park.

As the object now appears to be continuously moving, its location will change drastically throughout Season 8.

It is expected to go past many of the named locations around the outskirts of the map before reaching its final destination.

Fortnite Gold Cube

If the Cube is moving, then where exactly is it going? Well, according to a leak from dataminer HYPEX, the Fortnite Gold Cube – along with every other alien square – is actually heading to the center of the map.

This location has been significant for some time in Epic’s ongoing narrative, especially in the Zero Point storyline that has dominated many of the game’s seasons.

It appears that all of the Cubes, except Blue, which is yet to budge, will all be meeting in the same place eventually.

What happens when all of the Cubes make their way to the middle remains to be seen, but if history is anything to go by, then fans can expect something big when they are reunited.

For more on Fortnite Season 8, check out all of the Exotic Weapon locations and how to complete Bounties.

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How to get Fortnite Balenciaga cosmetics: Outfits, Backblings & free Sprays

Fortnite Season 8 includes a crossover with luxury fashion brand Balenciaga, so here’s how to get all of the associated cosmetics.



Fortnite Balenciaga crossover outfits

Fortnite’s latest crossover is with luxury fashion house Balenciaga, so here’s how to get your hands on all of the deluxe cosmetics arriving in Season 8.

Fortnite Season 8 is continuing the trend of ambitious pop-culture crossovers, bringing Carnage and Naruto to the game. In true Fortnite fashion, the crossovers only get more ambitious, this time collaborating with high-end fashion house Balenciaga.

A ton of Balenciaga Outfits, Backblings, Pickaxes, and more, are coming to the battle royale, along with new challenges to earn some free goodies.

Here’s how to get your hands on all of the Balenciaga Fortnite crossover cosmetics.

How to get Balenciaga cosmetics in Fortnite Season 8

Fortnite Balenciaga Game Knights outfit

The majority of the Balenciaga cosmetics will arrive in Fortnite’s Item Shop on September 20 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM PT / 1 AM BST (September 21).

There is no confirmation of how many V-Bucks each item or Bundle will cost, however.

From the Item Shop, you’ll be able to purchase:

  • Unchained Ramirez Outfit
  • Shady Doggo Outfit
  • Fashion Banshee Outfit
  • Game Knight Outfit
  • Logo Lugger Back Bling
  • Skate Pocket Duffle Back Bling
  • Everyday Sleekpack Back Bling
  • Camo Carrier Back Bling
  • Speed Sneaker Pickaxe
  • Parasail Purse Glider
  • Signature Look Wrap
  • The Look Emote

Also, the Shady Dogg outfit is based on a real-life Fortnite x Balenciaga collaboration, which you can purchase in Balenciagas stores and on the website.

How to get free Balenciaga Sprays in Fortnite

Fortnite Free Balenciaga Sprays

There are also some free Balenciaga Sprays you can unlock as part of their collaboration with Fortnite.

The Shady Doggo character will offer you two Quests, and you’ll get the free Sprays for completing them. These Quests go live on September 21 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 3 PM BST and last until September 28.

To unlock the Fashion Doggo Spray and Knight Looks Spray, you’ll need to:

  1. Pull off the perfect pose against graffiti
  2. Fetch Doggo new Triple S sneakers

Once you’ve completed these two challenges, the Balenciaga Sprays will be in your inventory.

For more Fortnite, you can check out how to complete the first batch of Punchcard Quests and check out the best weapons in Season 8.

Image Credit: Epic Games

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New leak claims Fortnite is adding another Warzone feature

Some new Fortnite leaks suggest that Epic Games are planning to implement a feature from Warzone in the game.



Ghost from Warzone and Jonesy in Fortnite

Some new leaks have emerged which suggest that Epic Games will be adding the sliding mechanic from Call of Duty: Warzone to Fortnite in a future update.

Battle Royale titles are highly competitive, and fans often call for these games to take inspiration from each other. Apex Legends players want Warzone’s matchmaking, and Warzone fans want Halo: Infinite’s Battle Pass system.

Now, some new leaks have revealed that Epic Games might be planning to add a feature from Warzone to Fortnite, as the game will reportedly get a sliding movement mechanic soon.

Fortnite characters walking towards crashed Mothership

These leaks came from notable data miner HYPEX, who claims that the Fortnite developers are working on a new movement type in the game. This will come with a few benefits for players.

“It will increase your FOV by 15 when you’re sliding and it will make your camera shake, with a cooldown of 2 seconds,” HYPEX tweeted. “I don’t know the release date or if it’s gonna be an item!”

This sliding movement has been a staple of both Apex Legends and Warzone, so it might provide to be an exciting addition to Fortnite.

It’s worth keeping in mind that this is currently just a leak, and you should take this information with a grain of salt until Epic Games confirms this. If it’s true, then this might be an exciting change.

The developers could introduce a cooldown timer so that players don’t abuse this mechanic in combat. If it arrives in the game soon, then we will probably see some big changes in player tactics.

We’ll keep checking for updates regarding this. For more Fortnite, check out all the Bounty Board Locations in Season 8, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL!

Image credits: Epic Games

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