While it may have been last season of Fortnite: Battle Royale that was Marvel-themed, that doesn’t mean the game’s connections to the franchise have ended. A small new set of challenges, dubbed Wakanda Forever, have been introduced to the game for the next three weeks, and completing them will earn you the Wakandan Salute emote–and the long-awaited Black Panther skin may finally be approaching its release.
The Wakanda Forever challenges are available for free, and there are only three total you’ll need to complete. Fortunately, this just involves playing the game–you won’t need to hunt down any unmarked locations or do anything unnatural. Each of the three challenges has a corresponding XP reward, and once you finish all three, you’ll unlock the emote, which was popularized by 2018’s Black Panther movie. You just have to do all of this by January 12 at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET.
Wakanda Forever ChallengesPlay Matches (10) — 10k XPOutlast opponents (500) — 20k XPPlay Duo or Squad matches (5) — 20k XP
Coinciding with this, Epic’s ongoing Fortography event, where players submit their best Fortnite screenshots, will focus on the new emote. You can submit yours by tweeting with the #Fortography hashtag.
Fortnite’s Wakandan Salute emote
Additionally, Epic says it will release a new Fortnite trailer today, December 21, at 3:45 PM ET / 6:45 PM ET. It didn’t say what this will involve but teased there will be watch parties on Twitch with MsAshRocks, Xmiramira, Prospering, and BlackGirlGamers. Leaks have pointed to the prospect of a Black Panther skin being added to the game for months, and it’s possible this trailer could be related to the arrival of the new outfit.
Following the passing of Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman earlier this year, Fortnite players congregated at the Black Panther statue in-game to pay their respects.
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