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Epic Games Announces Fortnite 'Rainbow Royale' Week Event

Epic Games is celebrating its LGBTQIA+ community members with the Rainbow Royale weeklong event.
Epic Games is celebrating its LGBTQIA+ community members with the Rainbow Royale weeklong event. / Epic Games

Epic Games is celebrating its LGBTQIA+ community members with the Rainbow Royale weeklong event.

The company announced its latest event on the official Fortnite Twitter account early on Tuesday, July 20. For the next eight days, in honor of the LGBT+ community, players will be able to enjoy a revamped radio station, colorful free cosmetics, and a brand new prop in Creative Mode.

"Everyone is welcome aboard the Battle Bus," the tweet read, "The week we're celebrating our amazing LGBTQIA+ community with the debut of Rainbow Royale."

Fortnite "Rainbow Royale" Event Explained

The Rainbow Royale event will run from Tuesday, July 20, through to Wednesday, July 28. For its duration, players will be able to grab the following free items off the Item Shop:

  • Vibrant Heart Spray
  • Vibrant Llama Spray
  • Vibrant Boogie Spray
  • Vibrant Star Spray
  • Sunshine and Rainbows Weapon Wrap
  • Take a’bow Emote
Fortnite Rainbow Royale Free Items
Graphic containing all the free items coming to the in-game Item Shop for Rainbow Royale / Epic Games

They'll also be able to enjoy a new Rainbow Flag prop item in Creative Mode for the first time. The flag, itself, is mainly black with a rainbow shooting star emblazoned across it.

The LOVE IZLV radio station from Rocket League will be taking over Fortnite's airwaves for the week. Players will have the chance to listen to several songs and unique covers by LGBT+ artists during their adventure across the Island, including:

  • "MONTERO"—Lil Nas X (Beatbox)
  • "Platinum"—Big Freedia (Beatbox)
  • "Pain"—King Princess (Radio Underground)
  • "STUD"—Troye Sivan (Radio Underground)
  • "Imagine"—Ben Platt (Radio Underground)
  • "Bad Girl"—Daya (Power Play)
  • "Found My Friends"—Hayley Kiyoko (Power Play)
  • "Malibu"—Kim Petras (Power Play)

More information about the event can be found on Epic's Fortnite news webpage.