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How to get Fortnite NBA basketball skins

The Crossover event will see a collaboration take place between Fortnite and the NBA, and here is how you can get all of the Fortnite NBA basketball skins.

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Fortnite is the king of collaborations in the video game world, and the game’s newly announced crossover with the NBA will bring various new outfits for players to acquire, so here is how to get all of the Fortnite NBA basketball skins.

There have been various kinds of high-profile crossovers in Fortnite and other popular entertainment franchises, such as the latest one with DC that saw the Beast Boy skin become available for players to add to their inventories.

Epic Games, the developers of Fortnite, have also collaborated with sports leagues to bring their likeness into the exciting video game world, with the NFL being one of the biggest.

May 19, 2021, saw Epic Games reveal that the latest crossover for the popular game will be with the NBA. This will bring new Fortnite NBA basketball skins for players to represent their favorite team when battling it out for a Victory Royale.

Fortnite NBA basketball skins

How to get Fortnite NBA basketball skins

Interested players will be able to get their hands on the Fortnite NBA basketball skins beginning on May 21, 2021, at 5 PM PST/7 PM CST/8 PM EST. The In The Paint set will include 31 uniforms, with all 30 of the association’s teams represented.

Players will also be able to get the Shoot & Score Pack which includes the Hookshot Emote and Mini Hoop Back Bling that can feature any of the 30 teams’ logos. There will also be a Dribblin’ Traversal Emote available when The Crossover event between Fortnite and the NBA kicks off.

The official price for these items has not yet been revealed, but they will likely be similar to the price of crossover cosmetic items from the game’s past.

There will also be an in-game challenge event, and NBA focused hub coming to Fortnite Creative during The Crossover event in addition to the Fortnite NBA basketball skins that will no doubt bring plenty of excitement to the community heading into the future.

For more Fortnite, check out how to complete all of the Season 6 Week 10 challenges, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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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.

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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 arrived in Fortnite’s Item Shop on September 20 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM PT / 1 AM BST (September 21).

Each bundle usually costs 2,700 V-Bucks, but they are currently reduced to 1,800 V-Bucks. Of course, you can also purchase the items separately.

From the Item Shop, you can purchase:

  • Unchained Ramirez Outfit (1,500 V-Bucks)
  • Shady Doggo Outfit (1,200 V-Bucks)
  • Fashion Banshee Outfit (1,500 V-Bucks)
  • Game Knight Outfit (1,200 V-Bucks)
  • Logo Lugger Back Bling (included with Unchained Ramirez)
  • Skate Pocket Duffle Back Bling (included with Game Knight)
  • Everyday Sleekpack Back Bling (included with Fashion Banshee)
  • Camo Carrier Back Bling (included with Shady Doggo)
  • Speed Sneaker Pickaxe (800 V-Bucks)
  • Parasail Purse Glider (800 V-Bucks)
  • Signature Look Wrap (300 V-Bucks)
  • The Look Emote (300 V-Bucks)

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 are now live and will last until September 28.

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

  • Emote in front of Shady Doggo graffiti at Retail Row, Believer Beach, or Steamy Stacks (1)
  • Collect Triple S sneakers in the Strange Times Featured Hub (40)

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

How to emote in front of Shady Doggo graffiti

Fortnite Shady Doggo Spray location
  1. Load into Fortnite Battle Royale
  2. Land in or outside Retail Row
  3. Head to the wall at the back of the Noms Store
  4. Emote in front of the Shady Doggo spraypaint

As indicated by the challenge, you need to find Shady Doggo graffiti in either Retail Row, Believer Beach, or Steamy Stacks. Once you find it, you just need to do an emote and the challenge will be complete.

We recommend heading the back of the Noms store in Retail Row to quickly get this challenge done. You’ll see three Shady Doggos spraypainted on the wall, so simply dance in front of it, the Quest will be complete and you’ll get the Fashion Doggo Spray.

How to collect Triple S Sneakers

Fortnite Triple S Sneaker in Creative hub
  1. Load into Fortnite Creative
  2. Search around the Strange Times Featured Hub for sneakers
  3. Approach 40 of them
  4. If you’re struggling, listen out for the hum they emit

Triple S sneakers can be found all over the Strange Times Featured Hub. Simply load into Creative, and you’ll find sneakers all over the area. You don’t need to interact with them, just step near and you’ll collect them.

There are tons of sneakers around so you won’t have any trouble completing this challenge. But if you only have a few left and you’re struggling, listen out for the humming sound that they emit.

Collect 40 sneakers and the Knight Looks Spray will be yours.


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.

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Fortnite Donation Board locations: How to vote to unvault items

Here’s everything you need to know about Donation Boards in Fortnite, including the locations where you can find them to vote on returning items.

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Donation Boards have appeared across Fortnite island during Season 8, so we’ll go over what they’re for and where you can find them on the map.

With Fortnite Season 8 well underway, you can check out all of the new content in the game, including new Cosmic Chestscosmeticsbounties, and weapons. There’s also a brand-new Battle Pass to progress through.

One of the new additions to the battle royale is the Fortnite Donation Boards. These have been popping up around the Island, and this guide will cover everything you need to know about them, including their locations.

What Are Donation Boards in Fortnite?

Donation Board in Fortnite

The Donation Boards on Fortnite Island look like any regular boards with flyers on them. Once you interact with them, you’ll get a chance to decide which item should be brought to the map.

You can donate 50 Gold Bars towards whichever item you want to see as future loot, with the first item to hit 100% Funded becoming immediately unlocked and ready for use.

There are plenty of unique weapons to choose from in Fortnite Season 8. These include the new Sideways weapons and the few Exotic Weapons currently left in the battle royale.

By donating to these boards, you have the rare opportunity to decide which of these fantastic weapons can become easily accessible to you the next time you hop into a match of Fortnite.

Fortnite Donation Board locations

Donation Board Locations in Fortnite

Donation Boards are mainly located next to POIs on the map. You can currently find a total of 12 scattered around Fortnite Island, and you can often find Turret Boards right next to them.

Once you get to one of these, you’ll have the chance to decide which weapon makes its way to Fortnite Island. This gives you more control over the Battle Royale than before.

Be sure to cast your vote when you come across one of these. For more Fortnite, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL and check out the Gold Cube location and travel path in Fortnite Season 8.

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Fortnite Armored Walls: How to get & use the new Trap

Here’s how to get and use Fortnite Season 8’s latest addition, Armored Walls, which add a ton of HP to your structures.

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Armored Walls in Fortnite Season 8

Fortnite Season 8 has included a brand-new Trap item to the game, with Armored Walls making your structures much more powerful. Here’s how to find and use this new defensive item.

Following the news that Fortnite will be crossing over with designer fashion house Balenciaga, Epic Games has brought even more content with the September 21 hotfix. In this small update, they’ve announced a Fourth Birthday event, given players the chance to unvault an item, and added a new Trap.

The Armored Walls Trap covers builds in thick metal plating, giving “any building piece a whole bunch more HP.”

Here’s how to find and use this powerful new item.

How to get Armored Walls in Fortnite

Armored Walls Trap in Fortnite Season 8

Creating a safe area to hold down is one of the most important strategies to winning a game of Fortnite. Maintaining the high ground and having solid cover is ever-important and now your defense can now be even stronger thanks to the new Armored Walls Trap.

These Armored Walls have arrived in Fortnite Battle Royale matches with the September 21 update. In the accompanying announcement, Epic Games revealed that Armored Walls can be found in Supply Boxes and on the ground. So, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find them, you just need to loot around.

How to use Armored Walls in Fortnite

Armored Walls are Uncommon Traps, so will go into the Trap inventory slot. Like placing the old Damage Traps or Bouncers, you just need to approach one of your own structures with Armor Plates in your inventory and press your Trap keybind, e.g T.

The wall will now become a thick metal structure with 2,500 HP, so the enemies will have an extremely hard time breaking through. However, it works both ways, so be careful you don’t box yourself in!

Here’s a quick summary:

  1. Build or approach one of your walls in Fortnite
  2. Have the Armored Walls trap at the ready
  3. Press your Trap button to apply it to the surface

And that’s how you can find and use Armored Walls in Fortnite Season 8! For more guides, check out how to level up the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass fast.

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