Epic Games is holding a Fortnite cosplay contest with the grand prize
Winners earning a trip to Germany for this year’s Gamescom convention. Officially called the Fortnite Road to Gamescom Cosplay Contest, Epic Games is asking players to put forward their best cosplays. Four top contestants will be flown out to Cologne, Germany, for Gamescom where they’ll take the stage during Gamescom’s Fortnite Cosplay Contest.
Unlike other Fortnite contests in the past where you submit your best creations and Epic Games judges who the victor will be, the winners will be chosen by the community this time. By submitting your best Fortnite cosplay, you’ll put yourself out there for the community to see and vote on to perhaps send you to Germany.
“Create a Fortnite-themed cosplay (either Battle Royale or Save The World) and submit it via the option below,” the contest rules explain. “Then, spread the word! The Top 4 Cosplayers — as voted by the community in the gallery — will be invited to participate in the Grand Cosplay Finale live at gamescom in Cologne, Germany on August 25, 2018. These Top 4 winners will receive travel and lodging along with gamescom passes.”
Even if you’re not interested in going to Germany, you can still shoot for earning some V-Bucks as one of the other winners. From fifth to fifteenth place, cosplay contenders will earn 5,000 V-Bucks each, more than enough to let you live out your cosplay dreams in-game with some new outfits.
As for the most important days to keep on your schedule for the contest, Epic Games shared a timeline of events to help with keeping track of deadlines and when the results will be unveiled.
- July 13: Online submission phase and voting in the gallery begin
- August 03: Online submissions and voting end
- August 07: Winners announced
- August 22-24: Daily Cosplay Competition – live event on the Fortnite stage
- August 25: Fortnite Cosplay Contest Finale – live event on the Fortnite stage
The Gamescom tickets winners will have their flights, hotels, and tickets paid for as well, so all you’ll have to provide is the best Fortnite cosplay you possibly can. The full rules can be found here, but if you’re just interested in voting, you can look through the community gallery to do so.
Fortnite Season 5 Patch Notes For Update: New Map Areas, Vehicle, Rifts Detailed
Season 5 of Fortnite has finally arrived, with developer Epic Games updating free v bucks generator the game to introduce new content and tweaks. The patch is currently being pushed out on all platforms across the world, and Epic has released the full Fortnite Season 5 patch notes for what’s included. For the battle royale mode, the highlights include the All Terrain Kart, a new vehicle that can carry an entire squad.
In addition to that, the map has also been updated with new locations such as Lazy Links and Paradise Palms, and a new desert biome. There’s also been some adjustments to the way the Storm circles work, as well as how the game performs as a whole.
“Viking ships, desert outposts, and ancient statues have appeared across the island,” reads the official description. “Hop in an All Terrain Kart (ATK) with your squad and uncover all-new mysteries and locations that await.”
What’s on the Fortnite item shop today? Munitions Expert and Mindnight Ops skin, plus Reanimated and Hula emotes
Wondering what’s on the Fortnite item shop today? We’ve got you covered with a few new things joining the selection. And, we check the leaks to see what might be on the Fortnite Store tomorrow.
The main new addition to the Fortnite store today is the Munitions Expert skin and Reanimated emote (as well as Midnight Ops and Hulu). At the same time the Fortnite Season 5 Legendary Magnus skin, and Forebearer Axe are hanging around for another day if you missed them.
If any of these take your fancy then don’t forget the V-Bucks bundle prices:
- 1,000 V-Bucks – $9.99 / £7.99
- 2,500 + 300 bonus V-Bucks – $24.99 / £19.99
- 6,000 + 1,500 bonus V-Bucks – $59.99 / £49.99
- 10,000 + 3,500 V-Bucks – $99.99 / £79.99
So if you’re ready to spend, let’s look at what’s on the Fortnite item shop today:
While the shop generally resets every day, the Magnus skin from yesterday has decided to hang around, so you’ve another chance to pick it up if you weren’t sure. He comes with a fur cape if that swings your interest. It’s a Legendary skin with a price to match (2000 V-Bucks) but who knows when it might be on the store again.
Joining Magnus today are the Munitions Expert if you fancy adding a some GI Jane action to your Victory Royales And then there’s Midnight Ops with his high tech suit and robo-arm. Neither of these last two options come with Back Bling.
The Nordic Forebearer axe is still around for a day (you know, the one from the Season 5 teasers). It certainly look the business, assuming your business is hitting things really hard so you can collect the bits that can fall off If you want a slightly more practical looking harvesting tool from the Fortnite Store then there’s Ice breaker:
You could probably skip today’s Fortnite glider unless you really like minimalism and green. The Wasp hasn’t got much going for it and smacks a bit of ‘default’. Although when you’re thinking about what Fortnite map locations to land at, maybe this will lull your opponents in a false sense of security.
You’ll probably recognise Reanimated as one of the more desirable Fortnite emotes. Hula’s not bad but just lacks a bit of punch for a win or a gloat. What’s on the Fortnite item shop Tomorrow?
While we can’t tell what’s on the Fortnite item shop tomorrow for sure, we can guess at what might be coming based on leaked skins that have yet to appear. Like these for example, That Shark will surely trigger a major ‘WANT IT NOW’ klaxon when it appears. Same for the Lucha Libre skins. Interestingly, there’s also a theory that the Merry Marauder, as well as some other Christmas skins, might be returning soon based off hints in some artwork.