Rainbow Royale has gone live in Fortnite today as a limited-time chance to grab some Pride-themed cosmetics in-game. While the freebies are nice, they serve a much higher purpose as promoting diversity and inclusion in gaming is much needed.
A conversation that isn't held nearly as often as it should, the gaming community can be a difficult place to truly express yourself with its tendency to be a toxic environment, especially for those in the LGBTQIA+ community.
Kindness costs nothing, and no person should ever feel like they are not accepted within a community they love because of their sexual orientation or gender identification. The next time you see racial, homophobic, transphobic or any kind of abuse in-game, be sure to report it.
How to Claim Your Free Rainbow Royal Fortnite Cosmetics
If you're interested in claiming the free Pride-themed Fortnite cosmetics from the Rainbow Royale event, here's how you go about it.
Log into Fortnite on your chosen platform, the Rainbow Royale event is advertised as you enter the game so you can jump to the store this way, if not, just head to the store tab from the lobby.
As you scroll through the store you should come to the limited-time Rainbow Royale section. There are five items you can claim at this time;
- Take a 'Bow Emote
- Wild Rainbow Weapon Skin
- Vibrant Heart Spray
- Vibrant Boogie Spray
- Vibrant Llama Spray
- Vibrant Star Spray
Just click into each item and claim them for 0 V-Bucks. Now take your new cosmetics, equip them, and take to the island to spread some joy. The Rainbow Royale items are time limited and seem set to expire at 01:00 BST / 20:00 EST / 17:00 PST
A number of in-game radio stations have also received a small update to promote LGBTQIA+ artists. These include;
- Big Freedia - Platinum
- Lil Nas X - Montero
- King Princess - Pain
- Troye Sivan - STUD
- Ben Platt - Imagine
- Daya - Bad Girl
- Hayley Kiyoko - Found My Friends
- Kim Petras - Malibu