Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass is due to drop tomorrow morning following a short period of server downtime, but the games new skins have already leaked WAY ahead of time.
And unlike the usual pattern of dataminers revealing these new skins, this time it comes from an official source: The Xbox One Dashboard.
That's right the internal menu system for Xbox One consoles appears to have revealed THREE new skins coming to Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass.
For those looking for it on the Xbox dashboard, don't bother, it's already been removed.
These skins also play heavily into the themes previously seen in official Fortnite Season 5 teasers.
One skin, for instance, is pretty much a female viking, whilst another, which looks quite modern in truth is of a new character who is wearing that Japanese Kitsune mask or a Kabuki mask.
The third skin appears to be some sort of military ranger. Bearded, tough looking, with a lot of front pockets for storing all his important ammo and such.
Equally, for those wondering, we don't see anything related to back bling, gliders or pickaxes. Although you'd have to say the viking skin is surely a dead shoe in for some sort of massive Viking axe as seen in the official teaser.
This is likely the first of many leaks in the coming hours, but rest assured you don't have long to wait until the new season begins and the official server downtime and patch notes arrive.
"Big patch coming, get that auto-update ready! Downtime for Season 5 will begin tomorrow, July 12 at 4 AM ET (0800 GMT). Patch Notes will be available once downtime begins. Prepare to explore and discover what mysteries await."
That was what the official Fortnite Twitter account told fans Wednesday evening.
Equally, as with any of these Fortnite updates, it's not taking place at 8am GMT, as we're current on British Summer Time (BST) in the UK.
As such, downtime begins at 9am in the UK and as you might expect the new Battle Royale, Save the World patch notes should arrive as soon as the downtime begins.
The Tweet from Epic Games also mentioned more info on a Reddit link. Here are some of those further details:
Season 5 approaches, explore the rift! Downtime begins at 4 AM Eastern Time (0800 GMT) tomorrow, July 12. Patch Notes will be available as soon as downtime begins and we’ll update you once you once servers are back online and you can explore everything new for yourself.
Some other things to keep in mind: Any previous replays you have saved will be unplayable in the new build. So make sure to create any last minute content you have saved in your replays. We also have many new things coming your way, due to this the patch size will be larger than normal. So make sure you have that auto-update ready! There is also the potential you may also experience slower download speeds.
We cannot wait for you to hop in, explore and experience Season 5 and we’ll update you once downtime ends!
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