We Test The New Fortnite Battle Royale Raven Skin

The New Fortnite Battle Royale Raven Skin Truly delivers

Given how hot Fortnite Battle Royale (FBR) is with the console and Apple iOS players, I wasn’t surprised by all the chatter on social media about the recently leaked Raven skin. People couldn’t shut up about it. I have to admit, at first I thought this was just your typical run-of-the-mill social media-fueled hype that would die down. After all, how many DLC or content leaks weave through the gaming blogosphere every week? Indeed, Fortnite is responsible for a lot of the excitement as news of a new game skin, feature, or weapon gets out.

I have to admit, I was curious about the Raven skin since it was apparently inspired by the classic poem of one of my favorite authors, Edgar Allan Poe-the godfather of the modern horror story.

I thought was going to be able to let this news blow over but when I saw the Raven skin’s screenshots, my curiosity got the better of me. Sporting a cowl, 1800s Assassin Creed-like get up, bright purplish light peering from an otherwise hidden face, and raven feathers around its shoulders, this cosmetic feature has a very menacing even sinister vibe to it. I just had to have it. After debating with myself, I finally threw some serious bucks at this content.

Costing 2000 v-bucks in game currency plus an additional 800 v-bucks for a matching Feathered Flyer Glider, the Raven cosmetic skin is not exactly a super affordable cosmetic game element. I am happy to report that it is worth every single v-buck I sunk into it. I could have easily stuck with Epic Games’ Battle Pass which enables players to access an RPG-type costume leveling system for just $10. If you buy the starter pack, you get around 600 v-bucks. This means you only to spend around $25 to get the Raven skin.

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Watch the “Raven” dance

I didn’t feel Epic Games played me by asking for $25 for me to step up to the Raven skin. In fact, I appreciate their premium content scaling system because they allow players to customize based on how well they like Fortnite Battle Royale. Since the game is so addictive, it didn’t take much for to take the plunge. Other freemium games could learn a thing or two from Epic Games as far as this premium content scaling system goes. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out hows skins ensure Epic Games remain in black when maintaining, upgrading, and scaling up FBR.

Game purists might sniff or even laugh at game cosmetics and skins like the Raven. After all, these content upgrades don’t have an impact on game play. They don’t give users any advantages. But that would be missing the point. If you are anywhere near like most players of FBR who queue up for a game, get in, get killed, queue up again, the games built-in or default skins get old quickly. Using a skin gives your character a distinct persona-well, at least distinct enough from the default skins. We also have to appreciate the skin design and effort put in by the artist at Epic Games.

As far as the Raven’s overall design goes, it plugs neatly and seamlessly into Epic Games’ overall cartoon-like look and feel for FBR. In fact, this game’s overall look and feel seems designed to accommodate a wide range of skins and character themes. Expect Epic Games to bank even harder in the future as it releases skins and possibly skin packs.

As I’ve mentioned earlier, I paid $20 for the raven skin but you don’t have to. No, you don’t need to hack the game; that’s just silly. All you need is to go here or click the button below to enter the Fortnite V-Bucks giveaway which is totally free and safe. But you’ve got to hurry as it is limited time only. It’s really simple: just redeem, wait a few minutes to see the v-bucks in your game account, go to the in-game store and hit the skin purchase button to have that shiny Raven Skin in your inventory forever!