Fortnite Harley Quinn Skin Officially Announced
A new collaboration and event skin is coming to Fortnite battle royale for players to collect. While the skin itself isn’t that surprising given recent information from data miners, it is welcome nonetheless as a new option for players to show off their love and support for a certain comic book character.
Epic Games Finally Announces New Movie Skin After Several Leaks
After several leaks, Epic Games confirmed the Fortnite Harley Quinn skin for the iconic battle royale game. This latest collaboration skin is part of a promotion for the upcoming DC Comics film Birds of Prey in theaters this week.
The first showings of the film will be tonight where fans can get to the Thursday night premieres before its main release on February 7. The skin to promote the film as well and be the latest media crossover for the game.
I’m the one they should be scared of. BECAUSE I’M HARLEY FRICKIN’ QUINN!#HarleyQuinn is ready for mayhem and bringing Gotham’s havoc straight to Fortnite. Grab the Harley Quinn Bundle tonight starting at 7PM ET, learn more about the bundle in our blog: https://t.co/JUkKl7KNep pic.twitter.com/iFb335rIfC— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) February 6, 2020
This comes after several collaborations with movies like Avengers, John Wick and, most recently, Star Wars. This latest crossover is no surprise in the slightest. Several data miners in the community already leaked that this would happen earlier this week.
Though some of the information provided was incorrect, the release of the new skin, in general, was correct. Even the timing of when it would come out was pretty accurate, too. Some leakers proposed that it would be part of the latest event for the game, which wasn’t 100% true.
The new Fortnite Harley Quinn skin does come out at the same time as the Love and War event as we previously revealed, but it isn’t technically related to that limited-time event, specifically. With the skin set to release later tonight, here is how you can buy it in the game.
How and When to Buy the Fortnite Harley Quinn Skin
Like with other promotional items in battle royale, the Fortnite Harley Quinn skin can only be purchased and not earned through challenges and the like. You shell out some cash to get the virtual currency necessary to buy this upcoming skin.
Epic Games has yet to reveal the price of the skin itself, but we do think that it won’t be that cheap, given that it is a promotional, licensed item. Expect it to be around $15 or so in V-Bucks based on similar items. It could be less than that, but it isn’t super likely, but it could also be more than that as well.
You can find the Fortnite Harley Quinn skin in the game’s item shop starting tonight, February 6, at around 7 PM ET (4 PM PT). Gotham City’s Maiden of Mayhem joins the item shop by a complete bundle set of items for her if you want to buy those as well.
The bundle includes the skin and two pickaxes in the game: Harley Hitter and the Punchline. The outfit that you get is reminiscent of the one used in the Suicide Squad movie.
That film introduced this latest iteration of Harley Quinn as played by Margot Robbie. However, that isn’t the only skin style that you can get for the outfit. There is another one more based on the new movie.
How to Unlock the Harley Quinn Skin’s Second Style
Once you purchase the Lil Monster XoXo Harley Quinn skin in the item shop, you can unlock some new challenges specific to the premium outfit. These challenges allow you to unlock a surprising second-skin style for the outfit.
Known as the Always Fantabulous Harley Quinn skin, this second skin style is more like her look in the upcoming Birds of Prey movie. To unlock this new outfit style, you need to complete three challenges specific to the skin.
First, you need to place in the top 30 players in either solo, duos, or squads. It doesn’t matter which game mode you do so in so long as it is one of those. From there, you need to place in the top 20, and then, finally, in the top 10.
It is uncertain currently if you can do all three of these at once, such as just placing in the top 10 in one match of solo, duos, or squads. But given the specific successive nature of the description from Epic Games, it is likely that you have to do these three separate times.
The second challenge requires you to hit a certain number of weak points in battle royale matches while gathering materials, so get ready to start using those two new pickaxes. Lastly, you need to deal some damage with a pickaxe to other players.
The Fortnite Harley Quinn skin is available later today until the duration of the current Love and War event. It leaves the item shop on February 17, just before the start of Chapter 2, Season 2, which begins on February 20.