Fortnite Cube Queen skin: How to unlock Cube Queen, including Obliterator and Islandbane forms in Fortnite

Down on your knees before the queen!

The Cube Queen is Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8's special skin and her arrival has been foreshadowed throughout the season so far.

Like Superman, Neymar Jr, Predator and Wolverine before her, this is a highlighted skin with her own series of challenges to complete in order to unlock.

Alongside The Cube Queen skin, you'll be able to collect a series of items which are, yes, all Cube inspired - from a backbling vortex to a glider which sees you walking down onto the map.

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How to unlock The Cube Queen in Fortnite

If you want to unlock The Cube Queen skin in Fortnite, then you must first purchase the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 Battle Pass. If you don't, then you won't be able to participate in The Cube Queen's challenges.

After purchasing the Battle Pass, you must ensure Fortnite is fully updated, so that The Cube Queen quests are available.

To unlock The Cube Queen skin, you must complete this quest:

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This quest may take you a couple of matches to complete, since you need to survive five storm circles while carrying a Sideways weapon. Thankfully, there are now three Sideways weapons for you to choose from - the Sideways Minigun, Sideways Rifle and Sideways Scythe.

A number of the quests for items related to The Cube Queen also require a Sideways weapon, such as eliminating players with the Sideways Minigun, so this is an excellent opportunity to do some multitasking!


Recently added to the game is the Refer a friend program and the Cube Queen skin. Recent quests include Touch a Cube, Spirit Vessel Caretaker's footprints, Command Signal, scroll locations, mini-pufts, seismographs, Ghostbusters signs and deploying a ghost trap for the Containment Specialist. Elsewhere in Season 8, you can start using Sideways weapons, partake in Sideways encounters, and find colour bottles for Tonna Fish.


How to unlock The Cube Queen's Obliterator and and Islandbane forms in Fortnite

After unlocking The Cube Queen skin in Fortnite, you're most likely going to want to add her two style variants - Obliterator and Islandbane - your collection.

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The Obliterator and Islandbane styles for The Cube Queen.

To unlock the Obliterator style for The Cube Queen, you need to complete the other three challenges, unlocking their rewards, on the first page:

  • Eliminate a player with the Sideways Minigun (1) - Last Cube Standing emoticon
  • Shakedown opponents (2) - The Queen's Court loading screen
  • Use a Shadow Stone or Flopper to phase for 3 seconds near a player - Cube Matrix back bling
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The Cube Queen rewards from the page one challenges.

Claiming all of these rewards will also unlock the second page of Cube Queen challenges, allowing you to start work on earning the Islandbane variant for The Cube Queen.

To achieve this feat, you must first complete the four main challenges on the second page, which, along with their rewards, are:

  • Deal damage to players with the Sideways Scythe (150) - Reality Render harvesting tool
  • Complete a Bounty from a Bounty Board (1) - Regal Visage spray
  • Get player headshots with the Sideways Rifle (2) - Queen's Anthem music track
  • Glide in the smoke stacks at Steamy Stacks - Queen's Procession glider
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The Cube Queen rewards from the page two challenges.

You have until the end of Season 8 to complete all of these challenges, so don't worry about having to rush them all in one week. The Cube Queen certainly isn't going to abandon her plans so easily!

If you'd like to learn more about Season 8 of Fortnite, check out our guides on the Battle Pass, colour bottle locations, quest punchcards, refer a friend program and the Ariana Grande questline.

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