Proving once and for all that earth-bending is the best bending, brave data miners dug into Fortnite's patch v4.5.0 and uncovered a bunch of delicious cosmetics coming to Epic's addiction royale, with some 'Murica flavoured skins as well.
With the US Independence Day drawing closer, it was about time for Epic to roll out some 'Murica themed skins. Trooper and Ranger come in uncommon rarity while "Fireworks Team Leader" is epic. While we're on the subject, am I the only one who hates this bear with vigour?
I can't say I'm particularly fond of Criterion and Oblivion, both of which come in legendary rarity. Knowing the amount of people playing Fortnite however, I might as well shut up because just about everything is someone's cup of tea. The similarly themed back blings both come in legendary rarity.
After rolling out burglar skins, our favourite skins from the last data mine, Epic are following up with private eye, cop and investigative reporter ones, which again seem the coolest of the bunch. When it comes to Fortnite, I seem to really gravitate towards the cops and robbers sort of thing. Must be all that loot.
All three of the aforementioned come in epic rarity, which is the case with their back blings as well. Epic did a great job with the pickaxe as well, making sure to drive that private eye point all the way home. It sure will be giggle-worthy seeing cops and robbers hunting each other mercilessly across Fortnite's island. Content creation potential? Through the roof.
The skin on the bottom is called Vertex and comes in legendary rarity. The same goes for Vertex-themed back bling dubbed the Deflector. The Razor Edge pickaxe and Forerunner back bling are rare.
Note that the data mines were done by FortniteIntel, while Fnbr.co dug up the names and rarities. Epic have recently tweaked their patching schedule to prevent weekly challenges from being revealed too early but it seems that the miners are winning those battles as well. Not that we mind, because we like a bit of, ahem, foreshadowing, although Epic doesn't seem to find early leaks particularly amusing.