Fortnite announces Rainbow Royale event with free Pride cosmetics to celebrate LGBTQ+ community

FORTNITE is celebrating its LGBTQ+ community with a new Pride-themed event this week.

Announced Tuesday, the Rainbow Royale event is giving players the chance to bag a number of colourful free items.

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Fortnite is celebrating its LGBTQ+ community with a new Pride-themed event

They include four Pride-themed sprays, a wrap (a gun skin) and a rainbow emote.

The best thing is, you can grab them free of charge from the Epic Store without having to complete any challenges.

Fortnite’s famous battle royale map is set to feature a rainbow in its sky, while pride items have also been added to map editor Fortnite Creative.

“Everyone is welcome on the Battle Bus, and we’re celebrating the amazing Fortnite LGBTQIA+ community,” US developer Epic Games said in a blog post.

“Available this week in the Item Shop, players can support diversity in Fortnite with a bunch of free stuff.”

As if that wasn’t enough, Epic is also supporting LGBTQ+ artists as part of the event.

Select tracks from said artists are being featured on Fortnite’s in-game radio stations, which pay when you enter a vehicle.

Rainbow Royale runs from July 20 to July 27.

Free items available on the Epic Store include four Pride-themed sprays, a wrap (a gun skin) and a rainbow emote

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