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Fortnite Celebrates LGBTQIA+ With Rainbow Royale, Offering Free Cosmetics

Official promo art for Fortnite's Rainbow Royale event, showing various characters falling from the sky with colorful, fun effects.
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Learn everything you need to know about the inaugural Rainbow Royale event in Fortnite.


Fortnite’s first-ever Rainbow Royale is now available in-game for players. This promotional event supports the LGBTQIA+ community with numerous free cosmetics in the game’s Item Shop. It’s the first instance of Epic Games celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and the diversity within their game's community. After patch v17.20 came out this morning, the developers updated Fortnite’s Item Shop earlier than usual to unveil the free cosmetics as part of the Rainbow Royale celebration.

What is Rainbow Royale?

Epic Games released a blog post today regarding the Rainbow Royale update. They provided comments on the event.

“Everyone is welcome on the Battle Bus, and this week we’re celebrating the amazing Fortnite LGBTQIA+ community! Check out everything happening in the game and beyond this week with the debut of Rainbow Royale.”

A host of rainbow colored cosmetics from the Fortnite Rainbow Royale event appear on a purple and blue sky background.

Players can support diversity and the LGBTQIA+ movement in-game by purchasing free cosmetics from the Item Shop. Here is what’s available:

  • Four Rainbow Royale Sprays: Vibrant Heart, Vibrant Llama, Vibrant Boogie, and Vibrant Star
  • Sunshine & Rainbows Wrap
  • Take a’bow Emote

Creative Hub & In-Game Radio

Epic Games also added a rainbow flag in the Creative Hub this week as part of the Rainbow Royale celebration. Additionally, the developers have included LGBTQIA+ tracks pulled from Rocket League for players to enjoy while cruising in Fortnite Battle Royale vehicles. You can see a complete list of songs and artists below:

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Radio Station: BEATBOX

  • Big Freedia - Platinum
  • Lil Nas X - Montero

Radio Station: RADIO UNDERGROUND

  • King Princess - Pain
  • Troye Sivan - STUD
  • Ben Platt - Imagine

Radio Station: POWER PLAY

  • Daya - Bad Girl
  • Hayley Kiyoko - Found My Friends
  • Kim Petras - Malibu

Be sure to log in to Fortnite and claim these rewards before they are gone to show your support for LGBTQIA+! Rainbow Royale will remain in the game until July 27 at 8 PM ET.

Stay tuned to ESTNN for more Fortnite news and updates!

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