Fortnite is getting a Predator skin

Whoever wins.

Predator, star of some decent films and okay video games, is joining the Fortnite family.

The toothy extra-terrestrial trophy hunter is the latest crossover, and looks set to become free for current battle pass holders over the past few weeks.

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Predator's battle pass tab.

Today's 15.20 update brought the first Predator-themed challenges to the game, which unlock Predator cosmetic items in the game's "secret" battle pass character tab. You can now unlock a few of these, though the actual Predator skin itself will take a few more weeks to arrive.

Predator's announcement received a mixed reaction from fans, who had guessed from the current map's inclusion of a Predator-esque area that the character would be on the way. Some had hoped the battle pass' secret skin would be another original Fortnite creation (either Agent Jonesy, or a new member of The Seven). But as an announced freebie for battle pass purchasers, it's hard to complain too much.

Update 15.20 is otherwise relatively light on new additions - understandable, as it's the first from Epic Games after the company's now traditional holiday break.

There are a couple of new exotic guns: the Lever Action Shotgun and the Hop Rock Dualies, the latter of which is a pair of dual pistols that also grants a low-gravity effect.

There are also a couple of other tweaks, such as IO Agents dropping health items and Characters now being interactable in Team Rumble, offering weapon upgrades and exotics there, too.

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Bushranger, who thankfully gets to keep at least some leaves on him.

Some bugs have been fixed, though others - such as the long-running issue with Sand Tunnelling - remain. Even with the new patch installed, Sand Tunnelling remains switched off.

This week, Spanish Fortnite streamer TheGrefg nearly quadrupled Twitch's all-time concurrent viewership record when he showed off his own skin for the first time.

The addition of TheGrefg's skin will come with a return of the popular Floor is Lava mode - expect that next week. And, even better, there's a new winter style for the lovely Bushranger skin.

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