Epic Games have just teased what leakers had previously stated, the Captain America Fortnite skin and the Proto-Adamantium Shield will be in today’s Fortnite Item Shop for the 2nd/3rd July.

The skin is now available in the shop, we’ve updated the article!

The v13.20 Fortnite update was released on Tuesday, and prior to the update going live, Epic Games sent out an email to players in the support-a-creator program stating that there’ll be a new ‘hero’ skin in the Fortnite shop this week.

During downtime when the new update files were available, data-miners leaked that there were new strings added to the files that suggests there’ll be a Captain America skin that’ll be in the Fortnite Item Shop.

Data-miners also stated that there’ll be a back bling that comes with it for free called the Proto-Adamantium Shield. The shield will apparently double as a pickaxe if leaks are to be believed, the first back bling that’ll function as a pickaxe. Here’s everything we know about the Captain America Fortnite skin.

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Captain America Fortnite Skin

Leakers had confirmed the Captain America skin will be in today’s Fortnite Item Shop. However, Epic Games recently put out a tweet teasing the skin. Here’s the tweet on the official Fortnite Twitter account:

Epic tease Captain America Skin
Epic tease Captain America Skin

We don’t have the leaked Fortnite skin, but there’s a chance it could leak an hour or two before the shop updates, but we’ll update you if it does leak.

UPDATE: The Captain America Fortnite skin is now available, here’s a look at the new skin

Fortnite Captain america skin
Fortnite Captain america skin

Proto-Adamantium Shield

However, we do know what the Proto-Adamantium Shield will look like. Thanks to Skin Tracker, not only do we have the leaked shield, but also how the shield will double as a pickaxe. Here’s a look at the shield back bling:

Captain America's Shield Back Bling Pickaxe
Captain America’s Shield Back Bling Pickaxe

Here’s what the pickaxe animation for the shield will look like, but do take into consideration it’ll look a lot smoother than the animation below:

Not only will the skin come with a back bling, leakers have stated the skin will come with an emote called “Grand Salute”. However, this has not been leaked as of writing, but again, if there’s any leaks for this Captain America set, we’ll be sure to post them.

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We also know from leaks that when the Captain America Fortnite skin is available in the item shop today, it’ll have it’s own custom background. This hasn’t been leaked, by popular data-miner Hypex has created his own one based off a description of the item shop background provided by another leaker:

Captain America Item Shop Background
Captain America Item Shop Background

How much will the Skin Cost?

When a skin is leaked, there’s never any information on how much it’ll cost. Even with bundles, data-miners guess how much it’ll cost based off previously released packs and bundles.

UPDATE: The skin costs 2,000 V-Bucks

However, if we do base the price of the Captain America skin based on other skins released as part of a collaboration, we can expect the skin to cost 1,500 V-Bucks. The rarity of the skin and back bling will obviously be Marvel.

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Will you be purchasing the Captain America Fortnite skin? Let us know in the comments section below!

Co-founder, Writer and Social at Fortnite Insider. You can find Yousef occasionally writing articles and managing the Fortnite Insider Twitter account (@Fortnite_BR). As well as running Fortnite Insider, Yousef also has a handful of other successful ongoing projects and likes to keep busy. He plays FPS and BR games, mainly Fortnite of course, in his spare time. Yousef is always on hand 24/7 to break the latest news. Second-class upper-division (2:1) bachelor's with honours degree in Creative Computing. Contact: [email protected]
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