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Fortnite Crew: Skin Leaks and New Features
Launched at the start of Season 5, Fortnite Crew is a monthly subscription service that offers players a selection of in-game rewards. Now, Epic has launched a poll asking what players would like to see as a Crew member.
Each monthly Crew Pack always includes a new outfit, and at least one other cosmetic item. In addition, the package includes 1000 V-Bucks and the Battle Pass for the complete season. All items are exclusive to Fortnite Crew members.
The skins from December and January, Galaxia and Green Arrow, were very well received, and it seems that we can expect more features besides a new skin.
In a recent update, Epic Games revealed:
“We're not quite ready to reveal who you can expect in February's Crew pack, but we can tell you one thing right now: It's a new face from the world of Fortnite that you can start looking forward to now!”
It was followed by a fox and a shush emote...
Although the wording in the above statement has left some people a bit confused, fans have already started to give their guesses. For example, the fox emoji is associated with video game characters like Starfox and Foxy, or alternate versions of existing outfits like Drift and Fennix.
Also possible would be a female Midas skin, a concept from kitsunexkitsu. Kitsune means fox in Japanese, and if you've been paying attention, you've seen that in the Battle Pass of the current Season 5, a loading screen is unlockable that shows a female Midas.
The developers have also confirmed that all former, current and new Fortnite crew members who log in between now and February 15 will receive the “Members Only” emote “Secret Handshake” for free. This is a thank you to everyone for enduring a series of technical issues related to the service.
Possible Upcoming Fortnite Crew Perks
@iFireMonkey, a well-known leaker on the Fortnite scene also shared an interesting section from a survey Epic Games recently sent out to players, regarding the Fortnite Crew subscription service. The question asked users to rank a selection of possible future rewards in order of importance.
- Custom matchmaking options
- Increased number of players for creative mode
- Increase number of creative islands
- Multi-month purchase options
- Flair for user profiles
- Cloud-based replay with unlimited storage space
- Exclusive types of cosmetics
- Monthly physical mail with additional rewards
- Exclusive gaming experiences
- Cosmetics that reveal subscription affiliation
- Giftable subscriptions
- Retail purchase options (e.g., the ability to buy Fortnite Crew memberships in stores)
It seems like Epic has big plans for the Fortnite Crew membership, and wants to make it a much more attractive offering. The community is divided: is it fair to make certain features, like custom matchmaking, and the increased number of players in Creative Mode, available to buying players? However, these are obviously good features to keep players loyal to the Fortnite subscription.
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