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Fortnite The Herald skin release date and time, including The Herald cosmetic items explained

The Herald has arrived!

The Herald is the special skin for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 - just like how Indiana Jones and Prowler were for past seasons.

The mysterious Herald was hinted at during the trailer for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 - where they were seen spying on the island - but now they’ve arrived and are already causing trouble. The question, however, is what or who are they heralding?

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

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Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 Cinematic Trailer

The Herald skin release date and time in Fortnite

According to the in-game countdown, The Herald skin will be released on Thursday 3rd November.

At the time of writing, we don’t know the exact release time for The Herald, but it feels safe to assume it will become available when the daily challenges reset.

This is often when new features or changes are implemented in Fortnite and the time is as follows:

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

It’s important to note that Fortnite has a history of releasing these special skins a little earlier than stated in-game. The Cube Queen skin, for example, was released during the correct week, but on a Tuesday instead of a Thursday. For this reason, we highly recommend keeping an eye on The Heralds dedicated page as its release date draws closer.


Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 is here and with it comes a new Battle Pass! This season has introduced EvoChrome weapons, Chrome Splash locations and the ability to phase through walls. There are also new vault locations and map changes. The Paradise quests are this season's storyline challenges, including destorying Chrome objects to collect Chrome anomalies. Make sure to check out the upcoming The Herald skin too! Meanwhile, learn how to get XP fast, earn the Victory Umbrella and Victory Crowns.


The Herald cosmetic items in Fortnite explained

While we can’t unlock The Herald skin in Fortnite yet, we can take a look at four of their cosmetic items. There are another five - one of which might be an alternative style for The Herald - but those are still underwraps.

Here are the four Herald cosmetic items which have been revealed so far:

  • Epitaph Edge - Harvesting Tool
  • Fading Ember Cloak - Back Bling
  • The Herald - Banner Icon
  • The Herald’s Leer - Spray

How might we unlock The Herald skin in Fortnite?

At the time of writing, we don’t know what will be required for unlocking The Herald skin and its associated cosmetic items in Fortnite, but it will most likely involve completing a series of challenges.

Due to the rewards being divided across two pages, you’ll most likely have to complete all of the challenges on the first page to unlock the second. This method has become a staple of the special skin rewards, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see it return this season.

You may need to earn all of these items to unlock the second page.

The above is, of course, speculation - you never know, we might unlock The Herald by collecting 100 glowing orbs about the island in one match. (I really hope not though.)

If you like to learn more about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4, visit our pages on the Battle Pass, vault locations, EvoChrome weapons and Chrome Splash locations.

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