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Fortnite leak reveals Black Panther, Captain Marvel & more Marvel skins

Fortnite data miners have found skins for Marvel characters Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Taskmaster arriving in Season 5.

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Fortnite’s crossover with Marvel will continue, with characters such as Captain Marvel and Black Panther found in the game files for Season 5.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 included a crazy crossover with Marvel Comics with Iron Man, Wolverine, and more, joining the popular battle royale’s roster. The season ended with the Marvel heroes and players teaming up to defeat Galactus.

Season 5 has continued on the crossover tradition, with the Mandalorian, Kratos, Master Chief, and characters from The Walking Dead joining the game. Fortnite isn’t done with Marvel properties, either.

Leaked Fortnite x Marvel skins

Dataminers have discovered that upcoming Marvel skins were discovered in the game files after the v15.10 update.

Skins for Black Panther, Taskmaster, and Captain Marvel will, reportedly, come to Fortnite in the “Marvel: Royalty & Warriors Pack.” Black Panther clearly being the Royalty element.

Upcoming Fortnite skins for Captain Marvel, Taskmaster, and Black Panther

It was expected that a Black Panther skin would be coming to Fortnite last season, and fans were disappointed when that wasn’t the case. Epic may have decided to hold off after the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, but the skin is sure to be a hit.

Leaker, Hypex, also said that Black Panther might be an NPC with a ‘Wakanda Forever’ emote. The Hunters from Season 5 all appear as NPCs on the map, so this will likely be the case.

If you’re unfamiliar with Taskmaster, he is the villain of the upcoming Black Widow movie but has also featured in 2020’s The Avengers game and Spider-Man for PlayStation.

We’ll likely see more skins from Marvel and other franchises coming before the end of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5.

Leaks via: ShiinaBR & Guille_GAG

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Fortnite players slam “ridiculous” Rainbow Racer unlock challenge

Fortnite fans are frustrated with the unlock challenge for the Rainbow Rider skin in the Refer-A-Friend program.

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Fortnite players who were hoping to get their hands on Season 8’s special Rainbow Racer skin have been left infuriated by the extremely difficult challenge required to unlock it in the Refer-A-Friend program.

The new Refer-A-Friend beta in Fortnite lets you earn neat rewards by inviting a few friends to the game and completing challenges alongside them. One of the new rewards you can get is the Rainbow Rider skin.

While fans love this new outfit, many of them aren’t happy with the requirement to unlock it as they consider the challenge to be “ridiculous.” Now, the Fortnite community is looking for ways to get around this requirement.

Rainbow Racer in Refer A Friend

Reddit user Rifted-06 highlighted this issue in the official Fortnite subreddit. While using the Refer-A-Friend program, the last challenge to unlock the Rainbow Racer Fortnite skin requires you and your friends to reach level 60 individually.

This can be frustrating if one of your friends is far behind everyone else, as the rest of the team won’t earn the skin until their teammate finally hits level 60. Worse, if that player never reaches that target, none of the team will get Rainbow Racer at all.

“Every time Epic seems to try and make a website event, involving bringing back friends, it always seems to fall flat. This is just another example of how NOT to do Friend challenges,” wrote one user.

Now, Fortnite players are creating alt accounts to use in place of a referred friend so that they can level both accounts themselves. Some are even planning to use the Creative mode to go AFK every day while gradually earning XP.

“You have until January 11th and as far as I can tell you don’t need to do the levels together,” one Fortnite fan said. “You can just play on your main till you have 60 and then switch to the secondary to get 60 levels.”.

It remains to be seen if the requirements to unlock the Rainbow Racer outfit will change in the future. Currently, you can register before November 14 to start claiming the rewards in Fortnite’s Refer a Friend program.


For more Fortnite, you can check out the new Resident Evil skins that have hit the Item Shop.

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How to get Fortnite Rainbow Racer skin with Refer a Friend

Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s new Refer a Friend program that grants free rewards such as the Rainbow Racer skin.

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Epic Games are giving Fortnite players some free cosmetics such as the Rainbow Racer skin if they use the new ‘Refer a Friend’ program. Here’s how to Refer a Friend and grab the unique cosmetics.

Fortnite Season 8 is rolling on, bringing new weekly updates and plenty of exciting crossovers such as Dune, The Batman Who Laughs, and another Ariana Grande skin. Not everything costs V-Bucks though, as Epic Games are offering some free rewards with the new Refer a Friend program.

Here’s everything you need to know about Referring a Friend so you can start earning all of the free rewards.

Fortnite Refer a Friend start and end date

Fortnite Season 8 NPCs

The Fortnite Refer a Friend program is now live, so you can start adding their friends and earning all of the rewards.

You’ll have until November 14, 2021, at 8:59 PT / 11:59 ET / 04:59 GMT (November 15) to log in, register, and join the campaign. You then have until the same time on January 10, 2022, to complete all of the tasks.

How to Refer a Friend in Fortnite

How to refer a friend in Fortnite

To Refer a Friend and start earning unique rewards, you just need to use the Refer a Friend website to add up to five Fortnite friends and then complete challenges alongside them.

The friend must either be entirely new or have played less than 120 minutes (two hours) of Solos, Duos, Trios, or Squads in the last 30 days. Don’t worry, Epic will tell you which friends are eligible. You can then start completing the tasks together to earn the rewards.

  1. Log in to the Refer a Friend website with your Epic Games account
  2. Add a friend (includes new players) who has played less than 120 minutes of a core Battle Royale mode in the last 30 days
  3. Play matches and complete tasks with your added friend

Fortnite Refer a Friend tasks and rewards

Fortnite refer a friend rewards

There are five tasks to complete as part of the Refer a Friend, with each granting a new reward. You have to complete all five to unlock the Rainbow Racer skin.

Here’s every Refer a Friend task and its reward.

TaskReward
Add a FriendGridlock Loading Screen
Play one game in Fortnite with a Friend/RefereeMiridescent Weapon Wrap
Place top 10 three times with your Friend/RefereeFlair Fare Glider
Eliminate 10 opponents with your Friend/RefereeDrive Shaft Pickaxe
You and your Friend/Referee must gain 60 account levels from where you were when starting the programRainbow Racer Skin

And that’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s Refer a Friend program! Make sure to register before November 14 to start claiming the rewards.

For more Fortnite, you can check out the new Resident Evil skins that have hit the Item Shop.

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Fortnite 18.30 update early patch notes: Release date, server downtime, Cube Town Pyramid, bug fixes

Fortnite will be receiving another update with the 18.30 patch, so here’s everything we know about the latest patch notes.

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Epic Games are keeping the Fortnite updates coming thick and fast during Fornitemares, with the 18.30 update scheduled for October 26. Here are all the leaks and rumors surrounding the latest update.

We’re about to enter the third and final week of Fortnitemares, which brought both the 18.20 and 18.21 updates. These updates brought significant changes to the battle royale, including donation boards, more Return Requests, and the new Cube Town POI.

The next update is 18.30, and rumors suggest that Cube Town could form a pyramid. Here’s everything we know about the 18.30 update so far.

Fortnite 18.30 update release date & server downtime

Fortnite 18.30 update patch notes

Fortnite’s 18.30 update is scheduled to go live on October 26, 2021, with downtime happening in the early morning.

As with all major Fortnite updates, the servers will be taken down while the update is applied. This usually happens around 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST and lasts around 1-2 hours. Matchmaking will be disabled around half an hour before the servers go down.

Fortnite’s Cube Town might become a pyramid

Fortnite’s Cubes came together to form the Cube Town, or The Convergence, in the 18.21 update, and leaks have suggested this may now turn into a pyramid.

Well-known leaker HYPEX has discovered that “there’s a string in the Cube Queen’s effects that refers to her as the ‘Pyramid Tip,’ and she will also be holding her pickaxe after 18.30 with lightning effects around her!”

Because of this, they said that “The Cube Town MIGHT turn into a pyramid slowly.” We’ll just need to wait for the 18.30 update to find out for sure.

Fortnite The Batman Who Laughs skin arrives

The Batman Who Laughs in Fortnite Season 8

Fortnite is continuing its collaboration with DC Comics, bringing villain The Batman Who Laughs to the game. The skin will hit the Item Shop at 5 PM PT on October 25, the same day as the 18.30 update.

Fortnite 18.30 update bug fixes

Here are all of the bug fixes across Battle Royale, Creative, and Save the World that Epic Games have confirmed will be fixed in either the next or future game updates.

  • Using the “Smash Attack” ability with the Sideways Scythe may result in fall damage (Battle Royale)
  • Red dot indicator no longer shows on compass when enemies are firing (Battle Royale)
  • Error message when trying to equip certain color combinations of Tricksy (Battle Royale)
  • Wolverine’s Built-in Emote not working correctly (Battle Royale)
  • Multi-selecting and moving building to prop pieces will cause consistent misalignment (Creative)
  • Trees are not appearing on Island Map (Creative)
  • Campfires above level 130 are shown as 130 (Save the World)
  • Healing Build Attached perk not restoring the proper amount (Save the World)
  • Healing Build Attached perk not restoring the proper amount (Save the World)
  • Unable to swap Hero Loadouts in the Lobby while using a controller (Save the World)
  • 4x Missions do not show the 4x rewards (Save the World)
  • Players may become invisible to other players after respawning (Save the World)
  • Players can get stuck inside the vault door in the Lab Dungeon (Save the World)

And that’s everything we know about Fortnite’s 18.30 update! We’ll keep this updated with all of the leaks and official news once the update goes live.

For more Fortnite, you can check out how to complete all of Season 8’s Punchcard Quests.

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