How to get the new Black Widow Fortnite skin

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We're in the back half of Fortnite season 4, but if you think that means we won't see some more Marvel hero skins, you're dead wrong. Epic has announced a new Marvel Knockout Super Series cup, and this time players can win the Black Widow Fortnite skin well before it ever returns to the item shop, and with a new variant in tow. 

Previously, players were able to earn the Ghost Rider skin and a ton of other cosmetics by competing in the first of these tournaments.

The official Fortnite Twitter account teased the Black Widow skin with another mysterious silhouette. Take a look.

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(Image credit: Epic Games)

Ironically, Black Widow will be getting her white snow suit outfit, which you can see in the trailer for the upcoming Black Widow MCU movie.

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(Image credit: Epic Games)

Epic says Black Widow will also have a new back bling item to go with her outfit.

But how do you get the Black Widow Fortnite skin? Here are all the details you'll need if you want to get it for free.

When is the Black Widow Cup?

The Black Widow Cup is on November 11. That's tomorrow, or possibly even today depending on when you read this.

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(Image credit: Epic Games)

Black Widow Super Series Cup Rules: What You Need to Know

The Black Widow Cup is a duos Marvel Knockout tournament, meaning you and one other friend will have about three hours to finish a maximum of 10 matches. The more eliminations and higher placement you get, the higher your point score. Depending on your region, if you score in a high enough bracket, you'll get the Black Widow skin before every other player.

Here's the start times for each region:

OCE 2:00:00 AM ET
ASIA 4:00:00 AM ET
ME 9:00:00 AM ET
EU 12:00:00 PM ET
BR 4:00:00 PM ET
NAE 6:00:00 PM ET
NAW 9:00:00 PM ET

And here's how high you have to place in order to win the Black Widow skin.

Europe: 1st - 1,200th
NA East: 1st - 750th
NA West: 1st - 300th
Brazil: 1st - 300th
Asia: 1st - 150th
Oceania: 1st - 150th
Middle East: 1st - 150th

The Marvel Knockout mode is a riff on the Operation: Knockout mode from season 2. A team of three players will get an assortment of Marvel hero powers to battle with (and the enemy teams will have the same assortment of powers) and whoever gets the most eliminations wins.

You'll need to be account level 30 and have two-factor authentication set up in order to qualify and enter the tournament. You can check out Epic's full list of rules here.

It's worth noting that the Black Widow skin will almost certainly hit the Fortnite item shop a week or so after the Super Series. Ghost Rider has already hit the item shop following his tournament, and is going for 1,500 V-bucks or a 2,600 V-buck bundle that includes his back bling, glider, harvesting tool, and weapon wrap.

Keep in mind there's another Marvel Knockout Cup coming on the 18th with an unannounced Marvel character, and then the $1 million Super Series Cup on the 21st.

Don't forget that we have a ton of other Fortnite guides and news. Here's everything we know about Fortnite season 5, and here's how to get the default pickaxe for free. Fortnite players can also get two months of Disney Plus for free, but only if you've never subscribed before.

Joseph Knoop

Joseph Knoop is a freelance writer specializing in all things Fortnite at PC Gamer. Master of Creative Codes and Fortnite's weekly missions, Joe's always ready with a scoop on Boba Fett or John Wick or whoever the hell is coming to Fortnite this week. It's with a mix of relief and disappointment that he hasn't yet become a Fortnite skin himself. There's always next season...