The Flash is coming to Fortnite, here's how to get the skin

DC mainstay the Flash is coming to Fortnite, according to several data miners who recently unearthed the information. I'm not quite sure how the scarlet speedster fits into season 5's whole hunter aesthetic, but considering the Flash is like the tenth DC skin (and god only knows how many Marvel skins we've been treated to), I'm not complaining.

Take a look at the suit below, courtesy of HYPEX.

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(Image credit: Epic Games)

I'm by no means a DC expert, but it looks like the Flash's red suit is primarily inspired by the fourth season of the CW series, wherein Barry Allen gets a pretty significant upgrade to his older threads.

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(Image credit: Epic Games)

How to get the Flash Fortnite skin

Surprise, surprise, Epic is going to hold a short competition for players to earn the skin before it actually hits the item shop, according to HYPEX.

Appropriately dubbed the "Flash Cup," the tournament will be duos format and start on February 10. Here's Epic's official rules page for the event.

According to HYPEX, the Flash skin will hit the item shop on February 13, just three days after the competition. Here's a look at the Flash's cosmetics, which appears to include an emote, an electric bolt back bling, and electric bolt ice pick harvesting tools.

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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...