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How to change your Fortnite username

You can change your Fortnite username to one you’d like through a simple and free process on the Epic Games website.

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If you’re not happy with your current username in Fortnite then you’re in luck, since Epic Games have made the process of changing it completely free and easy on PC. Here’s how you can get it done.

When making an account in any online game, you’ll get the opportunity to pick your own unique username that your friends can find you through. Epic Games’ battle royale Fortnite is no exception to this.

However, you might end up disliking the username you first picked and will want to change it. Luckily, Fortnite is unlike other online games since you won’t have to use a complicated or expensive method to get this done.

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How to change your Fortnite username on PC

Epic Games made the name-changing process in Fortnite completely free of charge on PC, and it’s fairly straightforward as well. The only downside is that you can’t do it more than once ever two weeks, so you’ll have to pick wisely.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Visit the Epic Games website here and click “Sign in” in the top right-hand corner
  2. Sign in to your account
  3. Hover over your username in the top right corner and click “Account”
  4. Under “Account Info” click blue pen icon next to your current username
  5. Type in your new username and hit “Confirm”

That’s all you need to do in order to change your username in Fortnite. If you followed these instructions correctly, then you’ll then see a green notification at the top of your screen that says “Name updated,” confirming the change.

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Changing your Fortnite username on Xbox One, PS4 and PS5

This process is a bit different if you play Fornite on a Xbox One, since your username is tied to your Gamertag. Meaning that if you want to change it in the battle royale, then you’ll have to alter your overall profile name.

Here’s how you can changer your Fortnite username on the Xbox One:

  1. Hold down the Xbox button on your controller
  2. Head over to Profile and System, then select your current Gamertag
  3. Choose My Profile, then select Customize Profile
  4. Type in your new Gamertag under the Choose new Gamertag tab

Unfortunately, this method isn’t free as with the PC, as you’ll have to spend a bit of cash. Alternatively, you can change it by logging into your Microsoft account on your browser. Just remember that your Gamertag will be your name on other online games too.

Similarly, you can change it on the PS4 or PS5 by altering your PSN name:

  1. Head over to Settings from the PlayStation home screen
  2. Select Account Management and then open up Account Information
  3. Scroll down and then select Profile to choose your Online ID.
  4. Click I Accept on the pop up window that appears and enter your new Online ID here
  5. Click Confirm and leave the screen to see your new username
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That’s all there is to it, and as with the Xbox One, your username will change across all of your online games when you do this. You can also change it from your browser by heading over to your PlayStation Network Account.

We hope that this guide has been helpful to you in changing your username on Fortnite. Since you can only do this every 2 weeks, you should make sure that you pick one that you’ll want to stick with.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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How to complete Bounties in Fortnite Season 8: All Bounty Board locations

Here’s how to complete Bounties in Fortnite Season 8 to earn Gold, as well as all 18 of the Bounty Board locations in the popular battle royale game.

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Fortnite offers Bounties, where players can hunt down enemy players for a pile of Gold. Here’s how to complete Bounties in Season 8 and all of the Bounty Board locations.

There are several ways to earn Gold Bars to spend in Fortnite, one of them being to collect Bounties on other players.

Not only is Gold a significant help in scoring Victory Royales, Fortnite Season 8’s first batch of Punchcard Quests tasks players with spending Gold.

Whether you’re looking to complete Punchcard Quests or just want to earn some extra Gold, here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite Bounties and all of the Bounty Board locations.

How to complete Bounties in Fortnite Season 8

Fortnite Bounty Board and Gold bars

Bounties arrived in Fortnite Season 5, taking inspiration from one of Warzone’s contracts. If you begin a Bounty Mission, you’ll be tasked with finding and eliminating a nearby player for a reward.

All you need to do is find and approach a Bounty Board and press the interact button to ‘Start Player Bounty.’ You’ll be given their name and their skin with a six-minute timer counting down the time remaining.

Your target will be inside the circle that’s formed on the map. Once you track them down, you have to eliminate them. Depending on the circumstances and the skill of your target, this will be either be quick and easy or extremely difficult.

Once they’ve been eliminated by you or another player, the Bounty will be complete, and the Gold will go into your inventory.

To summarize:

  1. Approach a Bounty Board and accept the Bounty
  2. Find your target inside the circle
  3. Eliminate your target within six minutes

All Fortnite Bounty Board locations

Fortnite Season 8 Bounty Board locations

To begin a Bounty, you’ll need to find a Bounty Board. There are 12 of these scattered about the island, and we have their locations listed below. Also, thanks to Fortnite.GG, we’ve got a handy map detailing all their locations too.

Here’s the location of every Fortnite Season 8 Bounty Board:

  • Sludgy Swamp
  • Hydro 16 east of Sludgy Swamp
  • Misty Meadows
  • Gas Station west of Retail Row
  • Camp Cod
  • By the wall east of Deep Woods Dish
  • Catty Corner
  • South of Dirty Docks
  • Pylon south of Steamy Stacks
  • The Orchard
  • FN Radio east of Craggy Cliffs
  • Risky Reels
  • Dusted Depot
  • Bony Burbs
  • West end of Weeping Woods
  • Believer Beach
  • Fancy View south-west of Believer Beach
  • Lockie’s Lighthouse

Also, check out how to get Battle Stars and use them in Fortnite Season 8!

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