Fortnite's Rainbow Royale is Returning

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Epic Games have announced a return of Fortnite's Rainbow Royale set to begin on Aug. 31, 2022. This event originally debuted last summer and featured a wide array of Pride-themed cosmetics for players to purchase in the shop.

Players will be able to complete "Play Your Way" quests during the event that grant them free rewards. These rewards include four different Back Bling skins, new loading screens, a Pride-themed pickaxe, and more. Completing the Play Your Way quests will also give players the traditional XP rewards and the quests will be achieved through playing six different player-created game modes.

Those cosmetics are just the ones that players will be able to earn for free. For those looking to spend some V-Bucks, Rainbow Royale-themed cosmetics will also be making their way to the shop. Some of those items include the Dip emote, various heart emoticons, the Say It Proud Lobby Track and plenty more.

For its second iteration, Rainbow Royale seems to be much more fleshed out. On top of just cosmetics, the event will also see Rainbow Radio take the stage. Radio stations have been in Fortnite for around two years, and Rainbow Royale will see a takeover of LGBTQIA+ artists. Some of the artists will be Lil Nas X, Janelle Monáe, Lady Gaga and more.

Rainbow Royale is also introducing the Dreamer skin into Fortnite. Originally from the DC universe, Dreamer was the first trans superhero to appear on TV and will now appear as one of the many collaborations that Fortnite has made over the years. On top of the addition of her skin, Fortnite is also hosting the Dreamer Cup, which will give players the chance to get the Dreamer skin before it officially releases.