Epic Games has announced Rainbow Royale, a 7-day celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community in Fortnite which comes with a selection of free items and a LOVE IZLV playlist highlighting LGBTQIA+ artists.
On July 20th, Epic Games announced Rainbow Royale to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ Fortnite community. “Everyone is welcome on the Battle Bus” said Epic Games in their official post.
Rainbow Royale will run from July 20th to 27th, and sees six new rainbow themed items added to the Fortnite Shop, all of which are completely free. “Available this week in the Item Shop, players can support diversity in Fortnite with a bunch of free stuff,” said Epic.
The six free items are:
- Four Rainbow Royale Sprays: Vibrant Heart, Vibrant Llama, Vibrant Boogie, and Vibrant Star
- Sunshine & Rainbows Wrap
- Take a ‘Bow Emote
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Rainbow Royale: New tracks added to in-game radio stations highlighting LGBTQIA+ artists
As part of Rainbow Royale, Epic Games have also added a selection of tracks from LGBTQIA+ artists to the playlists within the game. The tracks can be heard on the BEATBOX, RADIO UNDERGROUND and POWER PLAY radio stations accessible within Fortnite when driving vehicles in Battle Royale.
- 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
Finally for fans of Fortnite Creative, a rainbow flag prop is available to add to your maps. The Rainbow Royale event only runs until July 27th, so be sure to hop in and claim your free items!