Fortnite The Foundation skin: Release date and time, including The Foundation cosmetic items explained

The leader of the Seven is on his way!

The Foundation is Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1's special skin, like The Cube Queen and Superman in past seasons.

The Foundation is voiced by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and, alongside his skin, you'll be able to unlock a selection of Foundation themed cosmetic items, such as the Foundation's Mantle.

Below you'll find the release date and time for The Foundation skin in Fortnite, along with a list of all the Foundation cosmetic items currently revealed.

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The Foundation skin release date and time in Fortnite explained

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1's special skin is The Foundation - the leader of the Seven - and it will be released on Thursday, 3rd February 2022.

We may not currently know the exact release time for The Foundation, but it feels safe to assume it will become available at the same release time used throughout Fortnite, such as when the daily challenges are reset.

This release time is:

  • UK - 2pm (GMT)
  • Europe - 3pm (CET)
  • East Coast US - 9am (EST)
  • West Coast US - 6pm (PST)

While you wait for The Foundation skin to be released, you can work on earning the Chapter 3 Battle Pass skins and explore the new map.

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The Foundation cosmetic items in Fortnite explained

While you can't currently unlock The Foundation skin in Fortnite, you can take a glimpse at some of his associated rewards alongside the upcoming skin.

There are 11 rewards, including The Foundation skin, to collect in total and, at the time of writing, only six have been revealed. It's safe to assume that the following five will be revealed either on the day when the associated challenges are released or close to this date.

Here are the six rewards for The Foundation which have been revealed so far:

  • The Foundation - Skin
  • Foundational - Weapon Wrap
  • Foundation's Fortune - Emoticon
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  • Foundation's Plasma Spike - Harvesting Tool
  • Foundation's Mantle - Back Bling
  • True Foundation - Spray
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Chapter 3 of Fortnite has arrived with a new collection of Battle Pass skins! There's a new map to explore, The Foundation skin, earn Victory Crowns, character collection to complete and a new Victory Umbrellato collect. You can also now slide, web swing, find device locations and open vaults!


How might we unlock The Foundation skin in Fortnite?

At the time of writing, we have no idea how The Foundation skin will be unlocked in Fortnite.

Looking back at last season's The Cube Queen skin, however, it's safe to assume you'll have to complete a series of challenges to unlock all of The Foundation related rewards.

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Since the rewards are divided across two pages, you'll most likely have to complete all of the challenges on the first page to unlock the challenges on the second. This method was implemented with The Cube Queen rewards - one of the skin variants and four of the related rewards required the first set of challenges to be fully completed before you could start working towards them.

The above is, of course, speculation, so don't be surprised if The Foundation items are unlocked through a different method.

If you'd like to learn more about Fortnite Chapter 3, visit our pages on the Battle Pass and new map.

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