Epic Games added soccer players as NPCs in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 6, and now seem to be focusing on basketball, as some new leaks are pointing towards an upcoming crossover event with the NBA.
Fortnite’s March 30 update brought soccer players to the battle royale as part of the Neymar Jr. challenges that you can complete unlocking the popular player as a skin. Now, the developers might shift their focus towards another sport.
Some new leaks have emerged which suggest that Epic Games are planning to collaborate with the NBA for a basketball-themed event within the battle royale. Here’s everything we know about this so far.
This information came from notable Fortnite data miner Shook, who posted details about this event in the FortniteLeaks subreddit. According to the leaker, the event will start at 8 a.m ET on May 12, 2021.
You’ll get to support one out of thirty NBA teams by tackling various daily quests when Team Battles are released. These tasks include eliminations and spending minutes in the game, with each one netting you points for your chosen team.
The top players will win the following rewards:
- 1st place: 500 V-bucks + NBA Championship Back Bling
- 2nd place: 300 V-bucks
- 3rd place: 100 V-bucks
Even if you don’t get first place in the Fortnite NBA event, you’ll be able to purchase the NBA Championship Back Bling in the Item Shop when it arrives there in the future. Completing three of the daily quests will get you Grand Champion Spray.
There was also another leaked reward for the Fortnite NBA event. “Prior to this, the “Hookshot” toy was leaked,” Shook wrote. “It can no longer be found on the website so maybe scrapped or earnable through another method.”
We currently don’t know if any NBA-themed skins will be coming to the Fortnite NBA event because the promotional image didn’t show any. That would be a missed opportunity, as players might enjoy playing as Lebron James and other stars.
Keep in mind that these are leaks, and nothing official regarding a Fortnite NBA event has been announced by Epic Games yet. We’ll keep checking for updates and will inform you once we learn something new.
Image credits: Epic Games / NBA
How to get special Fortnite x Batman skins
Exclusive Batman universe themed skins are available in Fortnite Season 6, and here’s how you can get them for yourself.
The Batman x Fortnite comic book run has tied in the DC Universe with the battle royale, and players can get their hands on some exclusive DC-themed skins, including Batman himself.
Epic Games have introduced various Fortnite crossovers with notable franchises like Terminator, Street Fighter & Star Wars. Now, DC has entered the arena with its own set of popular characters like Batman.
The two franchises are combining in the Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point comic book crossover. Purchasing each book in the series will grant you special items like character skins. Here’s how you can get them for yourself.
How to unlock Rebirth Harley Quinn Outfit
Rebirth Harley Quinn is the first DC outfit that will become available to you after purchasing the Batman/Fortnite comic. We’ve known about this outfit ever since it was leaked by Fortnite data miners a while back.
As you can gather from the name, this outfit is based on Harley’s appearance during the DC Rebirth run in the comics. She wears a red and black jacket, top, and shorts, alongside red and blue pigtails.
Even if you decide not to pick up the comic book issue for yourself, you’ll still be able to get your hands on this skin when it becomes available in the Fortnite Item Shop in June 2021.
Armored Batman Zero Outfit
The Armored Zero Outfit for Batman can be seen in issue 2 of the Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point comic. If you want this item, you’ll have to purchase all six issues of the crossover book. This implies that we might not see this outfit in the Item Shop.
We got our first look at the suit in the comic’s official trailer, and it boasts a very different design from the traditional Batman look. As the name implies, the new Outfit features more armor with a sleeveless survival aesthetic.
Batman Zero Outfit
Notable Fortnite leaker ShiinaBR leaked another new Batman skin on April 29. This one is named Batman Zero and isn’t armored like the one above.
Unlike the armored skin, you won’t have to purchase all six comic book issues to obtain it. Instead, it will be part of a bundle that comes to the Item Shop on May 5.
The bundle will also include a battle-worn cape, and a special Grappling Axe pickaxe.
Catwoman Zero Outfit
Catwoman’s Grappling Claw pickaxe will become available to players who purchase issue two of Fortnite x Batman: Zero Point. Now, it’s been confirmed that a new skin for the character will also be coming to the game.
Since the pickaxe will be given as a reward on May 18, the new Catwoman Zero skin will likely be released in the Item Shop at the same time. It’s not known if there will be a bundle attached to it, but it’s likely.
Deathstroke Outfit in Fortnite (Rumor)
A few leaks emerged recently, claiming that Epic Games are set on bringing another major DC Comics character to The Island in the form of the supervillain Deathstroke. He might become available to unlock as part of a future issue of the comic.
This information came from the same data miner that previously leaked the Harley Quinn skin, and they confirmed that Deathstroke is “100% becoming a skin in Season 6,” so we should expect to see him arrive soon.
While this seems likely, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is currently just a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt. Hopefully, Epic will confirm his arrival in Fortnite through an official announcement soon. If they do, we’ll be sure to update this article.
Image Credits: Epic Games / DC
How to get the Fortnite Catwoman Zero skin
Epic Games have confirmed a new DC-themed outfit for Fortnite, and here’s how you can get the Catwoman Zero skin in Season 6.
A brand new Catwoman skin is coming to Fortnite, called Catwoman Zero. Here’s everything we know about it, including when it will be released and how you can get it.
Epic Games love crossing over Fortnite with other franchises, as they’ve brought in content from Terminator, Street Fighter, Star Wars, and many more. Now, they’ve set their sights on DC characters for Season 6.
Purchasing the Batman x Fortnite comic will grant you some free cosmetics, and collecting six issues will be rewarded with an Armored Batman skin. The reward for issue three is a Catwoman Grappling Claw pickaxe, and she’ll be getting a skin as well.
How to unlock Catwoman Zero skin in Fortnite Season 6
Zero Point artist Reilly Brown explained that Catwoman would slowly change up her costume until the end of issue three of the comic. This means that she’ll have a very different look when she arrives in the game.
Notable Fortnite leaker ShiinaBR has confirmed that the new Catwoman Zero costume will become available as a skin on May 18. This outfit might be part of a bundle that you will be able to purchase from the Item Shop.
This makes sense since the issue of Fortnite x Batman that was released on May 4 provided a free code for the Zero Wing glide, and the Batman Zero skin was added to the Item Shop immediately afterward.
While we don’t know the exact price of the Catwoman Zero outfit, we know that the Batman Zero skin cost 1,500 V-Bucks in the Item Shop, so Epic Games might charge the same amount.
The Catwoman Zero bundle might cost around 2,300 V-Bucks like the one for Batman Zero. As we mentioned above, there’s no exact price listed yet, but we’ll be sure to update this article once we learn more.
Image credits: Epic Games
How to collect research books from Holly Hedges & Pleasant Park in Fortnite
Here’s where you can find research books in Holly Hedges and Pleasant Park for the Fortnite Season 6 Week 8 challenges.
One of the Week 8 Epic quests in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 6 requires you to collect research books from Holly Hedges and Pleasant Park. Here’s where you should look in each location.
Weekly challenges give you the opportunity to earn some extra XP as you progress through the Fortnite Season 6 Battle Pass. We’re now in Week 8 of Season 6, and there are plenty of new Epic quests to tackle.
One of these will have you visit the Pleasant Park and Holly Hedges POIs in search of a few research books. You’ll need to find and collect a total of three from either of these areas, and we’ll tell you where to look.
Where to find research books in Holly Hedges
Holly Hedges on the West side of Fortnite Island, and is a relatively small suburban area. It consists of a few streets, and many neighboring houses for you to explore.
Research books have green covers, and can be found lying on the floor next to book cases. You can find five of these within different houses in this area, and we’ve marked them on the map below:
Where to find research books in Pleasant Park
If you arrived at Holly Hedges, and found it overcrowded players, then you can rotate over to Pleasant Park. The good news is that both POIs are close to each other, since they’re both on the West side of the map.
This area is slightly larger, and only contains three research books. Luckily, two of them are in buildings that are right next to each other, with only the third one being a bit further away. You can take a look at their locations below:
As we mentioned before, just keep an eye out for bookcases when you enter the buildings. The green research books should be lying right next to them on the floor. Just collect a total of three, and you’ll have completed the challenge.
One thing to keep in mind is that these areas might have higher player traffic than usual as a result of the weekly challenges. For this reason, you should be ready for a fight when you arrive there.
If you’re excited to see what the next season of Fortnite has in store, check out everything we know about Season 7.
Image credits: Epic Games
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