Fortnite 5.3 SKINS LEAKED: Update 5.30 Patch Notes reveal new skins coming to shop SOON
Fortnite servers are down this morning with matchmaking temporarily offline as Epic Games goes about releasing the brand new 5.3 update and patch notes for the game.
For those wondering, this is for both game modes – Battle Royale and Saver the World – and all available platforms, including PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and iOS and Android smartphone devices.
Official patch notes have arrived for the new update and 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 – such as @FortniteBR and @TwoEpicBuddies 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, back bling and emotes.
It's 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 and possibly weeks as items you can obtain from the shop when it refreshes each morning at 1AM BST.
Take a look at the new cosmetics below:
Fortnite Skins: Update 5.3 LEAKED Skins and costmetics coming to the shop SOON
Take a look at some upcoming Fortnite cosmetics found in the latest Patch v5.3 files
FORTNITE 5.3 Update
Here are the top line announcements from today's update along with a look at the new Rift-To-Go item in the video below.
Rift-To-Go (Battle Royale)
Escape danger or dive into it! The Rift-To-Go is any players ace in the hole, creating a Rift for themselves and allies. Be careful that no enemies follow you through.
Score Royale LTM (Battle Royale)
Collect points to claim Victory Royale in this new Limited Time Mode. Whoever has the most points at the end of the match wins.
Blockbuster Contest Winner (Battle Royale)
The repairs to Risky Reels have been completed and a new movie arrives to mark the occasion! Attend the premiere of "Prepare For Collision" from creator jafnthony and enjoy this limited time cinematic.
Bundlebuss Assault Rifle (Save the World)
Lots of damage and plenty of ammo. This multi-barrelled Flintlock weapon has quite a kick, just ask the Husks you use it on.
Horde Challenge Week 3 (Save the World)
Deploy your forts and survive wave after wave of enemies as they attempt to pummel your defenses to dust. Complete the Challenge and earn a legendary reward.
The full Patch Notes for Fortnite 5.3 have been released by Epic – and you can find them all listed here.
It also looks like the games Road Trip Skin has been revealed as per the new update today.
That's because the Week 7 Road Trip Loading screen is due to release tomorrow, along with the Week 7 Challenges.
And for the skin to be available from tomorrow – for all those who complete all Road Trip challenges – it needed to be included in the files for today's 5.3 update.
You can take a look at what we believe will be the new Road Trip Skin, just below.
HOW TO GET THE ROAD TRIP SKIN?
It's simple – all you've got to do is complete all seven weekly challenges for the first seven weeks of Season 5.
Each time you complete all seven challenges, you'll earn another tick on that Road Trip Challenge screen in the game.
Equally, it's also worth mentioning that you'll also unlock a new loading screen for the game; leading you to a hidden Battle Star in the map to help you level up faster on your Battle Pass.
If you need any help with those Loading Screens, you can find everything you need to know, here: Fortnite Road Trip Hidden Battle Stars