Fortnite Celebrates Women With Free Item Shop Rewards, Creative Hub, And More

The Fortnite Battle Royale Women’s Day celebration begins today.

Epic Games and Fortnite are celebrating International Women’s Day with free in-game rewards, a women-only cash prize tournament and more. The event surfaced unexpectedly after the Item Shop reset at 7 PM ET. Those who load into the game can find and unlock a host of free Women’s Day-themed rewards, including a synced emote and wrap. Additionally, Epic Games has prepared more female-focused content for the rest of March and beyond.

Let’s take a closer look at Epic’s latest blog post and see what this month-long Women’s Day event has to offer.

How to Unlock Free Women’s Day Rewards

The celebration kicks off with free rewards to unlock through the Fortnite Item Shop. Like last year’s Rainbow Royale pride eventplayers can collect four free cosmetics.

All you need to do is head to the Item Shop and claim the Women’s Day items. Each item costs 0 V-Bucks, so no actual purchase is necessary.

Here’s a look at what’s available from now until March 14 at 8:00 PM EST:

  • By Aspera and Astra Wrap
  • Heart sign emote
  • I Am Fearless Lobby Track (music by Emmy Meli)
  • Hop and a wink

Hub & Discover Row Creative Islands

Epic blog post on the other hand, revolves around Creative Mode islands designed by women. Starting March 9 at 10:00 a.m. EST, players can queue up in the Redcap Village Creative Hub. Conceived by dumb, this environment offers different game modes and islands created by women. Additionally, starting March 9, you can find a “Celebrating Women” category in the “Discover” menu.

Here are some other notes regarding this event:

  • Fortnite’s Icon in-game radio station will feature female musicians throughout the month
  • Epic added a creative item named “Celebrating the Women’s Flag:
  • Players can witness a heart-shaped moon in Battle Royale mode at night

Women of the eRena Tournament

Finally, Epic Games has partnered with eFuse to host a series of tournaments aimed solely at female Fortnite content creators and female pro players. There will be three invitational tournaments, starting April 10 at 5 p.m. EST.

Each competition offers a prize pool of US$75,000 and gives women in the Fortnite scene a chance to show off their skills. You can expect to see players and streamers such as Sommerset, Alixxa, and Chica participating in the Women of the eRena tournament. The format, scoring system, and dates are currently unknown, so be sure to check back here for more info.

Fortnite’s Celebrating Women event is now live in-game and the festivities will continue from March to April. Some recent leaks have indicated that event-exclusive character outfits are coming to the Item Shop soon. We’ll keep an eye out for any additional updates that bring them to you accordingly.

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