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How to get Thanos skin in Fortnite Season 7

The mad titan Thanos has returned to Fortnite as part of a new Duos event, and here’s how you can unlock the new Fortnite Thanos skin.

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Fortnite Thanos Skin

Three years after his LTM debut in Fortnite, Epic Games have brought Thanos back to the battle royale in Chapter 2, Season 7, and here’s how you can get your hands on the Fortnite Thanos skin.

The arrival of the Fortnite Season 7 update has brought a plethora of content for you to enjoy, including a brand-new Battle Pass that contains various characters like Rick Sanchez and Superman.

Epic Games are looking to do another Marvel crossover by having Thanos return to the game for the first time since Season 4. The mad titan will be part of a new in-game event, and here’s how you can unlock him.

How to unlock Thanos in Fortnite Season 7

Fortnite Thanos Cup

Thanos will become available in the Fortnite Item Shop for the first time from June 26, 2021. The mad titan will come with his own Infinity Gauntlet Back Bling, complete with all six Infinity Stones. 

You can unlock the Fortnite Thanos skin and his cosmetics earlier by competing in the Thanos Cup on June 21. This will require you to complete a total of 10 matches in 3 hours to earn a point as part of a Duo.

The Fortnite Thanos skin and Back Bling will be the rewards for the top-performing teams in each region, and players that earn 8 total points will receive “Thanos Watches” spray. 

Infinity Gauntlet in Fortnite

If you wish to participate in this event, you’ll need to have an Epic Account at level 30 with 2FA enabled. Thanos was initially available as part of an LTM in Season 4, but now he is here to stay when players start to get the Fortnite Thanos skin.

The Fortnite Thanos skin is a cool-looking outfit, and you can cause some serious havoc around Fortnite Island using the Infinity Gauntlet. The mad titan’s arrival from outer space fits perfectly with Season 7’s alien theme.

For more Fortnite Season 7 news, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and be sure to check out our guide on how to level up the Season 7 Battle Pass as fast as possible.

Image credits: Epic Games

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How to get Fortnite Ariana Grande Icon Series skin

Ariana Grande is the next personality to get a Fortnite Icon Series skin for her upcoming Rift Tour concert event, and here is how you can get her outfit.

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The Fortnite Rift Tour event will see the musical superstar Ariana Grande perform her own concert in the popular game and will also see her own Icon Series skin become available for players to add to their collections.

There is a great deal of excitement in the world of Fortnite, with the Rift Tour event set to start on August 6 and deliver an array of concerts performed by music superstar Ariana Grande.

This will be the latest concert event to take place in the high-profile game with Marshmello and Travis Scott having been previous musical artists to perform a show inside of Fortnite.

As with the Marshmello and Travis Scott concert events, players are able get a Fortnite Ariana Grande skin as the latest new item for the Icon Series collection that recently added LeBron James and World Cup champion Bugha.

With this in mind, here is everything you need to know to get the Fortnite Ariana Grande skin.

How to get Fortnite Ariana Grande skin

Fortnite Ariana Grande Bundle

Players are now able to acquire the Ariana Grande Icon Series skin, along with all of her other cosmetic items, after they entered the Item Shop on August 4.

The entire Ariana Grande Bundle costs 4,500 V-Bucks but is currently reduced to 2,800 V-Bucks.

Of course, you can purchase each item from the pack individually. Here’s every item in the Ariana Grande Bundle and their individual prices:

  • Ariana Grande skin (includes Piggy Smalls Backbling) – 2,000 V-Bucks
  • Sweetener Sailshards Glider – 1,200 V-Bucks
  • 7 Rings Smasher Harvesting Tool – 800 V-Bucks
  • Lil’ Floaticorn Emote – 500 V-Bucks
Fortnite Ariana Grande Skin

There is no doubt that plenty of fans will be more than excited to add this new outfit to their character’s collection and enjoy everything that the Rift Tour event has to offer, playing with the newest personality to join the Icon Series.

For more Fortnite, check out where you can find all of the Rift Tour posters, how to complete Season 7’s Week 9 Quests, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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Best controller settings for Fortnite Season 7

If you’re looking to build faster and shoot straighter in Fortnite Season 7, try out these controller settings and binds.

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Fortnite Controllers

To help you build fast and shoot straight in Fortnite, we’ve put together the best Xbox and PlayStation controller settings and layout you can use.

As Fortnite is a crossplay game, controller and mouse and keyboard players will constantly be facing off against each other. Although M&K players have much more buttons at their fingertips and the precision of using their whole arm to aim, controller players have been dominating competitive Fortnite.

By using the best settings on Xbox and PlayStation controllers, you can also dominate the competition. Here are the best controller settings for Fortnite Season 7.

Best Fortnite controller settings

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Almost everyone has their preference when it comes to Xbox and PlayStation controllers. Some prefer the smaller PS controller as makes the Claw grip easier to use, but others prefer the diagonal stick placement of the Xbox controller.

No matter which controller you use to play Fortnite, these settings will be perfect for either.

Game

Movement

  • Toggle Sprint: Off
  • Sprint by Default: On
  • Sprint Cancels Reloading: Off
  • Auto-Open Doors: On

Combat

  • Hold To Swap Pickup: On
  • Toggle Targeting: Off
  • Mark Danger When Targeting: On
  • Auto Pick Up Weapons: On
  • Preferred Item Slots: On
    • Loadout Slot 1: Shotgun
    • Loadout Slot 2: SMG
    • Loadout Slot 3: Consumable Item
    • Loadout Slot 4: Consumable Item
    • Loadout Slot 5: Assault Rifle
  • Auto Sort Consumables to Right: Off

The Preferred Item Slots system came in Season 7’s 17.20 update and makes inventory management much easier. After activating this, items will automatically be placed in whatever slot you’ve set. There’s no right or wrong order, but we’ve explained our reasoning further down.

Building

  • Reset Build Choice: On
  • Disable Pre-Edit Option: On
  • Turbo Building: On
  • Confirm Edit on Release: On

Controller Options

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Input

  • Controller Auto-Run: On
  • Build Immediately (Builder Pro): On
  • Edit Hold Time: 0.115
  • Vibration: Off

Sensitivity

For sensitivity, it’s really what you feel most comfortable with. You’ll want to have a relatively low look sensitivity with a higher build and edit sensitivity. This keeps you accurate while allowing for quick building and editing for fights.

Give our settings a try and tweak until you’re comfortable and it suits your playstyle.

  • Build Mode Sensitivity Multiplier: 2.3x
  • Edit Mode Sensitivity Multiplier: 2.3x
  • Use Advanced Options: On

Advanced – Look Sensitivity

  • Look Horizontal Speed: 45%
  • Look Vertical Speed: 45%
  • Turning Horizontal Boost: 0%
  • Turning Boost Ramp Time: 0%
  • Instant Boost When Building: Off

Advanced – Aim Down Sights (ADS) Sensitivity

  • ADS Look Horizontal Speed: 14%
  • ADS Look Vertical Speed: 14%
  • ADS Turning Horizontal Boost: 0%
  • ADS Turning Vertical Boost: 0%
  • ADS Turning Boost Ramp Time: 0.00 Seconds

Advanced – Sensitivity

  • Look Dampening Time: 0.00
  • Look Input Curve: Linear
  • Aim Assist Strength: 100%

Controller Deadzone

Deadzone is all dependent on your controller. For maximum accuracy and reaction time, want it to be the lowest possible value without getting stick-drift.

  • Left Stick Deadzone: 0 (then increase as required)
  • Right Stick Deadzone: 0 (then increase as required)

Jump into a game of Creative, lower your Deadzone down to 0, then slowly build it up until your sticks stop drifting by themselves. We use 6% for the left and 5% for the right, although your controller may require a different setting.

Controller Configuration

Fortnite controller configuration

For controls, Builder Pro is your best friend. When Fortnite was first released, the default controller options were clunky and awkward. Epic Games have since added loads of accessibility support for controllers and Builder Pro is by far the most intuitive and easy to use.

Start with Builder Pro, and work out the best binds for you.

To make editing quicker and easier, you should bind Edit to L3/Left Stick. This will allow you to quickly make edits on the fly without accidentally editing while trying to build. By enabling Sprint by Default, you won’t have to worry about unbinding Sprint to do this.

If you use a controller on PC, make sure to choose the Generic controller option. For some reason, this option decreases button latency when compared to Xbox or PlayStation controllers.

Fortnite Weapon/item order

Best Fortnite inventory order

If you watch professional Fortnite controller players, you will notice that they always have their shotgun in their first slot. This is because if you press Pickaxe > Build > Switch Weapon, it always defaults to your 1 slot, no matter which weapon you were holding to start the sequence.

This might sound a bit complicated, but it’s a very common sequence in Fortnite. We just described the input of taking someone’s wall. If you keep your AR in your first slot, as many players do, you’ll need to switch weapons twice to get to your shotgun – costing you precious time.

The new setup will take a bit of getting used to, but it’s as simple as moving your entire inventory to the right, once. You’ll also need to disable Auto-Sort Consumables to the left if you have it enabled.


Give these controller settings a try in Fortnite, and you’ll be building and shooting like the pros in no time.

You can also check out the best Fortnite PC settings to maximize frames per second.

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How to equip a Detector & disable Alien billboards for Fortnite Quests

Here’s where you can find Detectors and disable Alien billboards for Fortnite’s Season 7 Week 9 Legendary Quest.

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Fortnite billboard under Mothership

It’s another week, which means there are new Fortnite Quests to complete! One of the more difficult tasks in the new set wants players to find and equip a Detector, then disable an Alien Billboard.

Fortnite’s 17.30 update officially kicked off another week in Fortnite, introducing the highly-anticipated Grab-itron weapon, and setting the stage for Ariana Grande’s Rift Tour concert.

While there weren’t many map changes of note, one thing that eagle-eyed Fortnite fans will have noticed is the appearance of billboards, which the Aliens have programmed to say “SUBMIT” whenever a player gets close.

Now, it’s up to you to stop the Alien’s message to players by finding and equipping a Detector and then disabling the billboards.

Here’s everything you need to complete Week 9’s Legendary quest.

Alien "SUBMIT" billboard at Pleasant Park

Where to find and equip a Detector in Fortnite

The good news is that finding the Detectors are relatively easy, as they are all located in named Fortnite locations where there is also a billboard.

There are seven locations where players can head, which are:

  • Believer Beach
  • Boney Burbs
  • Craggy Cliffs
  • Lazy Lake
  • Misty Meadows
  • Pleasant Park
  • Retail Row
Fortnite Billboards & Detectors map

Once you choose a location to land at, you’re looking for a black crate somewhere in the area. The boxes are found outside somewhere, so don’t worry about searching every building you see.

Once you spot it, simply head over and interact with it. You’ll then be able to equip the Detector and start the second part of this quest.

How to disable an Alien Billboard

A Detector at Fortnite's Misty Meadows

The final part of this challenge is pretty straightforward. Once you have your Detector equipped, look for the billboard which has been planted in the area, walk over to it, and interact with it. The billboards are usually just outside the POI, but they’re big enough that you should spot them pretty easily.

It’s important to note that this challenge doesn’t track across multiple games, which means you must complete both parts in the same match. If you get the Detector but die before you get to the billboard, you’ll need to start from scratch.

It’s well worth taking on this Quest though, as the XP reward will help you rank up your Season 7 Battle Pass before Fortnite Season 8 kicks off.

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