Fortnite Season 8's New Skins: Blackheart, Hybrid, Peely, And More

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Fortnite Season 8's New Skins: Blackheart, Hybrid, Peely, And More

Season 8 of Fortnite has begun and along with it a new Battle Pass is available. This means there's lots of new cosmetic unlocks available to acquire and customize your character with. Naturally, the most exciting among them is the skins, which completely transform your character's visual style. Fortnite has some of the coolest skins around and Season 8 maintains that high standard. We've put together a little gallery of images so you can take a look at the outfits below.

Two of the coolest skins in Season 8 are unlocked simply by purchasing the Battle Pass. This is available in the in-game store for 950 V-Bucks. If you don't have V-Bucks, which is Fortnite's in-game currency, you'll have to spend some real money to get some. The two outfits you unlock for buying a Battle Pass are Blackheart and Hybrid, both of which tie into Season 8's theme of pirates and ninjas.

Blackheart is described as "the dreaded captain of the stormy season" and is part of the Scallywags set. This is one of the evolving styles of skins, which means it can be levelled up. As you do so, Blackheart goes from being a young, good looking, roguish pirate to an older bearded one that has clearly been on some unusual adventures, and then finally a skeleton that is glowing with various colors of energy.

Fortnite Season 8 Challenge Guide: Pirate Camps, Volcano Vents, And More

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Fortnite Season 8 Challenge Guide: Pirate Camps, Volcano Vents, And More

We're now in the first week of Fortnite Season 8, which means the rotation of weekly challenges has begun. If you're new to the game, here's a quick breakdown: complete challenges to earn experience, which levels up your Battle Pass and, as you ascend through the Battle Pass tiers, will grant you access to exclusive cosmetic unlocks.

As always, challenges are split into two categories. There's one set that is available to anyone playing the game. However, there's also a second set that is only available to players that have spent V-Bucks on a Battle Pass. In the free section, players will need to visit the new Pirate Camps, search chests in specific locations, and complete a multi-stage challenge that involves eliminating enemies with specific weapons.

The Battle Pass challenges, meanwhile, task players with visiting landmarks, using the new Volcano Vents in a number of different matches, weapon-specific eliminations, and dealing damage to vehicles. Take a look below for the full breakdown of Fortnite Season 8, Week 1's challenges.

Fortnite Season 8 Is Live: Pirates, Ninjas, And Ice Fiends Fight Over Treasure

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Epic Games has successfully launched Season 8 of Fortnite and there's a whole load of new content to enjoy. Importantly, however, a new world event has kicked off, and this will set the stage for everything that happens in Fortnite over the coming months.

"A monstrous volcano has appeared," Epic explains on the Fortnite website. "Freed from the Ice King's castle, the now-powerful Prisoner has brought fire and flame to Fortnite and its islands. Pirates, Ninjas, and a ship load of new fighters will tussle over treasure, battle with Pirate Cannons and uncover legendary loot."

That's right, finally, Pirates Vs. Ninjas in Fortnite. Of course, the arrival of these new factions along with the appearance of a giant volcano has had a significant impact on the island itself. As a result, there are new locations on the map: Lazy Lagoon and Sunny Steps. On top of that, Volcanic Vents have appeared around the island, and the gusts of air that they fire out can be used to launch yourself and your vehicles into the sky.

Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass: What Is It And How Do You Get One?

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Fortnite Season 8 is officially underway. As longtime fans of the wildly popular battle royale title will know, the new season breathes new life into the game by overhauling numerous aspects of the game. For Season 8 developer Epic has changed the island on which all the action takes place, introduced new gameplay features, and made quality of life improvements. However, for the dedicated Fortnite players the most exciting thing that Season 8 brings is a new Battle Pass.

For those that are jumping into Fortnite for the first time (hey, hello, welcome to the Fortnite party!), here’s a quick overview of what the Battle Pass is, what it offers, and how you can best make use of it to enjoy the coming weeks and months of playing Fortnite.

The Battle Pass is effectively the means by which players unlock new cosmetic items such as skins, emotes, wraps, gliders, and back bling—basically anything cool you see on other players running around the island. This is done by playing Fortnite; taking out enemy players and scoring Victory Royales, and completing the weekly challenges. The experience points you accrue while doing all this levels up the Battle Pass and, in turn, the cosmetics become available.

Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass: Free V-Bucks, New Skins, Price, And How It Works

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Fortnite Season 8 is officially underway. As longtime fans of the wildly popular battle royale title will know, the new season breathes new life into the game by overhauling numerous aspects of the game. For Season 8 developer Epic has changed the island on which all the action takes place, introduced new gameplay features, and made quality of life improvements. However, for the dedicated Fortnite players the most exciting thing that Season 8 brings is a new Battle Pass.

For those that are jumping into Fortnite for the first time (hey, hello, welcome to the Fortnite party!), here’s a quick overview of what the Battle Pass is, what it offers, and how you can best make use of it to enjoy the coming weeks and months of playing Fortnite.

The Battle Pass is effectively the means by which players unlock new cosmetic items such as skins, emotes, wraps, gliders, and back bling—basically anything cool you see on other players running around the island. This is done by playing Fortnite; taking out enemy players and scoring Victory Royales, and completing the weekly challenges. The Battle Stars you accrue while doing all this levels up the Battle Pass and, in turn, the cosmetics become available.

Cyberpunk 2077 E3 Appearance Confirmed By CD Projekt Red

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Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most hotly anticipated games around right now, and publisher CD Projekt Red has now given us slightly more information to whet our appetites. The company has confirmed that its futuristic RPG will be at E3 this year.

CD Projekt Red did not elaborate on the news. It's possible we may find out a release date, which as yet has not been announced, or another extended gameplay video similar to the one released following Gamescom last year--you can watch that above. CD Projekt Red refused to be drawn on what to expect at E3 when contacted by GameSpot.

For those of you asking, yes, we will be at E3 this year.

Fortnite 8.0 Update Patch Notes: Season 8's New Battle Pass, Locations, Weapon, And More

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Epic Games has begun the process of rolling out Fortnite's eighth season, which brings with it gameplay changes and tweaks, as well as a brand new Battle Pass. For those not familiar, the Battle Pass allows players to unlock cosmetics and customization features, provided they play Fortnite to accrue experience and level it up. The Battle Pass has over 100 levels, which means over 100 rewards.

Beyond that, the most notable change in Season 8 is to the Fortnite island. As with previous seasons, Epic Game likes to mix things up by introducing new themes and altering the play space. This time around pirates, ninjas, and creatures from within a newly emerged volcano are all set to tussle over some treasure. Along with the volcano, new locations for Season 8 include Sunny Steps and Lazy Lagoon.

In terms of weapons, there's a new Pirate Cannon, which can be used to destroy structures from a distance. You can also get inside the barrel of the cannon and launch yourself across the map. The other big gameplay addition is lava, which will deal one damage per touch and will make the player bounce off the surface. There are also volcanic vents that shoot out gusts of hot air that players can use to launch themselves into the sky.