Here’s how to get the secret. Fortnite 8-Ball vs Scratch virus/corrupted Skin Style.

Epic Games released the v11.31 Fortnite update this week. The update didn’t bring much in terms of leaks apart from the Kylo Ren pickaxe and Zorii Bliss Y-Wing glider. There were a few encrypted files that were added, but apart from that, there wasn’t any stand out additions in terms of leaks.

There was a somewhat secret addition in the v11.31 update in form of a skin style that progresses the higher you level is this season. The 8-Ball vs Scratch skin has what can only be described as a virus or corrupted skin style.

Looking back at one of the loading screens for this seasons missions, it was teased prior to being released. Let’s dive into this and discuss everything we know regarding the virus/corrupted skin style for the 8-Ball vs Scratch skin.

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8-Ball vs Scratch Virus/Corrupted (red) Fortnite Skin Style

If we go all the way back to week 5 of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1, you’ll notice that the loading screen for that mission, The Lowdown, featured a virus/corrupted version of the 8-Ball vs Scratch skin in the background.

It’s seen coming out as a hologram from the Turk vs Riptide skin. At the time, many including myself assumed it was going to be the beginning of the story for this new chapter and season, but the weeks after were empty in regards to a storyline.

Fortnite Virus Corrupted 8-Ball Scratch Skin
Fortnite Virus Corrupted 8-Ball Scratch Skin

However, more than six weeks later, what we saw in the Lowdown loading screen has come to fruition. With the 8-Ball vs Scratch skin looking away from the group, you can visibly see the concern on the face of the Remedy vs Toxin skin as she stands slack-jawed with disbelief.

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How to get the secret virus/corrupted skin style

Needless to say, you need to have unlocked the scratch skin style unlocked to progress the virus or corrupted skin style.

It seems as though once you’re level 100 in this seasons Battle Pass, the corruption will begin. The higher the level you are, the more the skin get corrupted with a virus. Once you’re at level 300, the skin has been fully corrupted by a virus.

Here’s a look at some images of the skin where it’s only partially corrupted to fully corrupted along with videos of what it looks like in game and what happens to the skin when you level up whilst wearing the corrupted skin:

8-Ball Scratch Corruption Virus Early Stage
8-Ball Scratch Corruption Virus Early Stage

Virus Corrupted 8-Ball vs Scratch Fortnite Skin Style
Virus Corrupted 8-Ball vs Scratch Fortnite Skin Style

The new 8ball skin selectable style is dope from FortNiteBR

What It Looks Like When You Complete A Prestige Challenge With The 8-Ball Vs. Scratch Skin On from FortNiteBR

In my opinion, the virus corrupted 8-Ball vs Scratch skin looks great, and it makes it worthwhile to continue playing and gaining XP. What are your thoughts on the fully corrupted skin style?

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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Kirby Girl
Kirby Girl
6 months ago

I like this Season’s storyline in the background, of these new characters part of a group called E.G.O having to deal with what can only be described as evil clones? from a group called A.L.T.E.R , who that gasmask fella from the Final Reckoning seems to be involved/in charge of? and I appreciate that it hasn’t been too heavy this Season in terms of storytelling, since we have a new island/new gameplay mechanics/Halloween/Christmas stuff happening, I am hoping that maybe it’ll tie into whatever Season 2 has in store though, maybe the Scratch corruption is like, to show that these… Read more »

SidNightwalker
SidNightwalker
6 months ago

It’s all a little more than inspired by GI Joe, of course. The 80’s version that is.

Yeet
Yeet
6 months ago

What level does the corruption start at??

Drift boy
Drift boy
6 months ago
Reply to  Yousef Saifi

I think you should take the video down coz it swears or at least bleep it out

John
John
6 months ago
Reply to  Yousef Saifi

I just hit level 300 and it’s not fully corrupted yet. I have did 42% of the the prestige stretch goals so far. People are saying at a certain level you get the virus version and also get to keep the white one. I looked at this website a week go and was determined to get to 300. My username is Cactusraider

epic games staff imposter
epic games staff imposter
6 months ago
Reply to  John

might be how many lvls u wear it for?

Yeet
Yeet
6 months ago
Reply to  Yousef Saifi

Yeah mine started to show at level 101

Brad
Brad
6 months ago

My main question is if it will become a permanent third style option at some point?

Kryptek
Kryptek
4 months ago
Reply to  Brad

As of the chapter 2 season 2 update, yes it is a permanent style.

Travis
Travis
6 months ago

I am at level 300 and my outfit isnot fully corrupt
My boots still have some white on them

ItsCrunchTimeYo
ItsCrunchTimeYo
5 months ago
Reply to  Travis

I hit 303 and not fully corrupted either. Still have 4 stretch challenges to complete, but closing in on the AR, shotgun one. So level 300 is wrong, may have to complete certain percentage of the stretch challenges.

Joseph MILAM
Joseph MILAM
6 months ago

Heard u might have 2 kill an 8ball skin while wearing the skin 2 go fully corrupt after 300 like in the loading screen of them facing off in the woods but not sure. Been seeing fewer 8ball skins these days tho…

ItsCrunchTimeYo
ItsCrunchTimeYo
5 months ago
Reply to  Joseph MILAM

That’s also incorrect, I have killed a few 8 Ball skins since hitting 300 and still not fully corrupted.

Shawn
Shawn
5 months ago

Level 301 and the skin is still not fully corrupted. Guess the 300cap is incorrect.

Sam Brown
Sam Brown
5 months ago

Ha, I thought Fortnite turned this skin into the so-called Virus because it blended too well with the snowy environment. In some ways it makes perfect sense–especially when you think about how higher-leveled players are less-white than others (thus getting less camouflage). Additionally, I’ve found this skin starting to revert (occasionally) now that much of the snow is gone. Coincidence? Hard to say.

asd
asd
5 months ago

level 350 is fully corrupt. verified

Radyor
Radyor
5 months ago

I am level 303 and the bottom half of the boots are still white. I’m guessing full virus a level 310 – 320

Ddddd
Ddddd
5 months ago
Reply to  Radyor

I’m the same level as you, one boot is almost there and the other is still kinda half white. I’m kinda up set that I didn’t get it at 300.

Travis
Travis
5 months ago

Its level 350 it becomes fully corrupt
I am currently level 350 and there is not a single spec of white left
Sadly you do not unlock this as a selectable style and you cannot switch between the white scratch/corrupt scratch

Mic
Mic
5 months ago

Mine is at 300 and I have a foot and half the other foot that isn’t filled in….so what level does it need to be to be totally complete

Matthew
Matthew
5 months ago

I dont like the corrupted 8 ball scratch virus skin they should make it an option

Nicole
Nicole
5 months ago

I finally reached leave 300, excited to see the full corrupted 8-ball skin… his feet are still white… Why?

destiny
destiny
5 months ago
Reply to  Nicole

hi

GamerChris100
GamerChris100
4 months ago
Reply to  Nicole

Does this skin still turn more corrupt as you level up even in season 2 chapter 2?

Anthony
Anthony
3 months ago

The corrupted skin isn’t fully corrupted until you reach level 350. I know I’ve done it.

Niger john
Niger john
2 months ago

This is stupid you have to buy the skin to get the skin

Reuben
Reuben
1 month ago

Does it still count in chapter 2 season 2

trkoch
trkoch
1 month ago

Nope