Fortnite Spring Breakout event announced

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Fortnite's seasonal events are always the highlights of the year in-game.

From snow covering the map for Christmas to zombies taking over for Halloween, or in this case the return of Easter.

In the past, we have seen many Easter-themed changes in Fortnite, such as the Grenade Launches firing eggs.

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It is that time of year again so let's check out what Epic has in store for players this year.


Spring Breakout

This year's Easter event is titled Spring Breakout and will feature new quests, rewards, the return of a classic weapon, and a bunch of new cosmetics for players to use.

In a blog post, Epic Games laid out what to expect from the upcoming event.

"Fortnite’s first-ever spring event, Spring Breakout, brings eggcellent new Outfits, a Duos competition, papercraft, and an in-game reward to Fortnite."

Release Date

Spring Breakout begins on March 30th, presumably at 9am EST/2pm BST, unless the 16.10 update happens on the same day and it will likely start immediately after downtime.

Unlockable Rewards

There will be a new Legendary Quest available as part of the Spring Breakout event, and completing it will earn players the Tactical Quaxes Pickaxe.

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FREEBIE: Players can unlock the pickaxe for completing the new Legendary Quest

Return Of The Grenade Launcher

For a limited time, the Grenade Launcher will be making a return, but as players will know, when it is Easter the Grenade Launcher doesn't fire regular grenades, instead, it fires eggs.

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CLASSIC: The Grenade Launcher will be returning to the game

There will also be a new Foraged Egg item that can be found across the map and will give a Hop Rock-type ability where players can jump further and not take fall damage for a short amount of time.

"Speaking of Quests, the Egg Launcher returns and you can also be on the lookout for a new type of forageable egg on the Island. Consuming these eggs will bring a hop to your step."

Spring Breakout Cup

During the event, there will be a Duos tournament held called the Spring Breakout Cup.

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THE BEST THERE IS: Players can take part in the new Spring Breakout Cup
"Filling in for Friday Night Bragging Rights, the Spring Breakout Cup on Friday, April 2 brings Duos competition back into action. You and your Duos teammate will have 3 hours to complete up to 10 matches to earn points. The top-performing Duos in each server region will be among the first to get the Webster Outfit and Mecha-Feathers Back Bling."

New Skins

With any event comes new skins to purchase in the Item Shop.

Here are the new skins that will be added during the Spring Breakout event, as well as old favourites that will be returning.

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NEW: There will be new skins coming to the game

Fortnite Spring Breakout 2021 Returning Skins Promo
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OLD FAVOURITES: These classic skins will be returning