As many people will know by now, following the release of the latest 4.4 update to the game, dataminers were able to find a number of skins and cosmetics coming to the game in the (hopefully) not too distant future.
However, at the time it wasn’t clear what rarity these various items would be. Or what their official names were.
Thankfully, Storm Shield One, a site dedicated to listing any and all cosmetics and emotes within the game, have uncovered the official names and rarities for everything found so far.
You’ll find all of the images of the new cosmetics in the gallery above, but here are their official names and rarities too:
Skins: Fate (Legendary), Omen (Legendary), Sky Stalker (Legendary), Wingman (Epic), The Visitor (Legendary) and Blue Striker (Epic)
World Cup Skins: Aerial Threat, Midfield Maestro, Stalwart Sweeper and Super Striker (Rare)
World Cup Skins: Clinical Crosser, Dynamic Dribbler, Finesse Finisher and Poised Playmaker (Rare)
Pickaxes: Oracle Axe (Epic), Fated Frame (Rare), Propeller Axe (Rare), Vuvuzela (Rare) and Elite Cleat (Uncommon)
Gliders: Pterodactyl (Epic), Split Wing (Epic) and Goalbound (Uncommon)
Back Bling: Battle Shroud (Legendary), Last Gasp (Legendary), Offworld Rig (Legendary), Ominous Orb (Legendary), Blue Shift (Epic) and Bogey Bag (Epic)
ORIGINAL STORY – Fortnite servers are down this morning with matchmaking temporarily offline as Epic Games goes about releasing the brand new 4.4 update for the game – coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mobile devices in a couple of hours.
The patch notes have also been released if you want a closer look at the changes and new weapon that you’ll soon be crying is too OP.
But as with every update, there’s also a number of secrets hidden inside the game’s code. And like before, the update has been datamined by users who have revealed a number of new items on their way to the game shop.
There are new upcoming cosmetics, including new skins, pickaxes, gliders and back bling.
Some of the skins even have a World Cup flavour to them, which may be ideal for the new Week 7 Challenges (more on that further down).
We might also have a leak of the special Blockbuster skin, but for now it’s not confirmed 100 per cent.
In total there are 10 new skins, four pickaxes, three gliders and six new pieces of back bling.
These new details were found by TwoEpicBuddies originally who posted the new items on Twitter. Although, for the time being, names and rarities for these items are currently unknown.
It’s equally unclear when these new items could go live in the game, but it’s likely going to be spread out over the next few days, as the shop is refreshed every midnight.
Take a look at the new cosmetics in the gallery below:
As we mentioned, Fortnite players might have some extra enjoyment from the world cup skins that are coming to the game this week, because of one of the week 7 challenges coming Thursday.
As you might imagine the Week 7 challenges were leaked online again and players now know what to expect this Thursday.
The supposed Week 7 Challenges according to the data leak are:
• Deal damage with a Pickaxe to opponents (250)
• Search Chests in Risky Reels (7)
• Consume Foraged items (20)
• Score a goal on different pitches (3)
• Follow the treasure map found in… (HARD) (1)
• Assault Rifle eliminations (HARD) (5)
• Eliminate opponents in Shifty Shafts (HARD) (3)
It’s really interesting as well because the game has so far only contained two football pitches, so we imagine a new one has been added unless the infomation in the datemine is incorrect – but that almost never happens.
If you want to know whats included in the new patch notes you can read through them above, but to cut to the chase, the main three additions to the game are:
Thermal Scope Assault Rifle (Battle Royale)
You never know who’s watching. The Thermal Scope Assault Rifle is now available in Battle Royale, and it sees more than enemies.
Traps on Ramps (Battle Royale and Save the World)
Players and Husks had better watch their steps, certain Traps can now be placed on ramps in both game modes.
Blockbuster Part 3: The Cloaked Star (Save the World)
Stealthy and mysterious, a new Ninja joins the fight to Save the World and he gets straight to the point. Join up with this Hero in part 3 of the Blockbuster questline!
Stay tuned for further updates!