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How to get Enlightened skins in Fortnite Season 5

Fortnite Season 5 has brought back Enlightened skins for each character in the Battle Pass.

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Fortnite Season 5 introduced a host of new skins in the Battle Pass, with some having special versions of the character called “Enlightened Skins.” Here’s what you need to do to get your hands on them.

Fortnite is known for the wide variety of cosmetics and skins that you can unlock. Chapter 2, Season 5 has a plethora of new content, with various new characters and cosmetics available. Epic Games has also reintroduced Enlightened skins this season.

You get these skins by leveling up, and they’ve been a constant presence throughout Fornite Chapter 2. Seasons 1 and 3 had one Enlightened skin each, while Seasons 2 and 4 had different variants that players could unlock.

The Sapphire, Topaz, and Zero Point styles will be available for most of the Battle Pass skins in Season 5. Here is how you can unlock them.

How to unlock all Enlightened skins

If you to unlock all of the Enlightened skins, then you’ll need to grind through different challenges and quests. You’ll get a new style for every 10 levels you progress after hitting level 100. Your goal is to get earn enough XP to reach level 250, so that you can get all of them.

We’ve listed the level requirement for every Enlightened skin type below:

  • Sapphire level requirements: 110 – 150
  • Topaz level requirements: 160 – 200
  • Zero Point level requirements: 210- 250

This may sound like a lot of effort, but Season 5 has much more XP than before. This means that you can level up fairly quickly by completing quests. You can check exactly how much XP every quest will get you by checking the Quests tab.

Unlike last season, you can preview these skin variants before unlocking them, so you’ll know what you’re buying. However, you will only be able to see the most basic version of the skin. This means you can’t see what the Sapphire version of a character looks like until you unlock the Sapphire style.

The Mandalorian is the only character who doesn’t have Sapphire, Topaz, and Zero Point styles in Fortnite Season 5. In addition to looking cool, Enlightened skins show your high level in the game so they’re definitely worth getting.

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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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How to get Fortnite Jill Valentine & Chris Redfield skins: Resident Evil Bundle & price

Fortnite has added Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine from Resident Evil, and here’s how you can get your hands on the S.T.A.R.S. Team Bundle.

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Fortnite has added Jill Valentine & Chris Redfield from the Resident Evil franchise as new skins, and here’s everything you need to know about the price and bundle.

Epic Games often works with other developers to bring crossovers, and Season 8 brought a ton of new skins like CarnageVenom, as well as Atreides and Chanithe from the movie Dune.

Now, the latest collaboration is with the Resident Evil series, as Epic Games have added Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine to the battle royale title as new unlockable skins.

Here’s how you can get your hands on the Fortnite Resident Evil Bundle.

How to get Resident Evil Bundle in Fortnite

Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine bundle in Fortnite

Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield were the main protagonists of the first Resident Evil game, and they are some of the most recognizable characters from the series. Their Fortnite skins are part of the S.T.A.R.S. Team Bundle in the Item Shop.

Here’s everything in the S.T.A.R.S. Team Bundle:

  • Chris Redfield Skin
    • Hound Wolf Squad Style
  • Jill Valentine Skin
    • Raccoon City Style
  • Green Herb Back Bling
    • Red Herb Style
    • Blue Herb Style
  • Saving Keystrokes Back Bling
  • Survival Loading Screen

Fortnite Resident Evil S.T.A.R.S. Team Bundle price

Survival Loading Screen in Fortnite

The Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine skins cost 1,500 V-Bucks each. You can purchase the entire S.T.A.R.S. Team Bundle for 2,100 V-Bucks. You can also get some additional items in the S.T.A.R.S. Team Gear Bundle for 1,300 V-Bucks.

It includes these items:

  • HOT DOGGER Pickaxe
  • Stun Rod Pickaxe
  • Brolly Stroll Emote

Once you have these two characters at your disposal, you’ll be able to eliminate many of the Sideways’ Cube Monsters that have been wreaking havoc on Fortnite Island.

These Bundles are exciting additions for fans of both franchises, and Epic Games might be planning to introduce even more crossovers before Season 8 ends. There are various other popular franchises that they could collaborate with.

A few rumors are circulating that the popular anime protagonist Naruto will be making his way to the battle royale title as well. Hopefully, the developers will announce another fun crossover soon.


For more Fortnite, check out how to thank the bus driver in Fortnite on PlayStation, Xbox, PC & Switch, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more guides!

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