It seems that we really can’t go nearly a week without Epic Games announcing a new crossover item or event that is coming to Fortnite. Even in the middle of this massive holiday week, Epic has done it yet again, this time announcing the Fortnite Green Arrow skin.
DC Comics and Epic Games are teaming up together once again but this time to bring us the long-awaited Fortnite Green Arrow skin. The fan favorite rogue playboy archer is one of the most popular characters in the DC universe right now, especially due to his prevalence on TV.
The Green Arrow show ran for several years and seasons, kicking off the successful and popular TV universe that is still currently ongoing, even if it is without him leading the pack at this time. That said, it hasn’t stopped Epic from introducing him to the Fortnite universe in the coming weeks.
It makes sense for him to release this season as the fifth season of Fortnite is all about the bounty hunters theme. If there is a hunter in the DC Comics universe, one of the most prime candidates would definitely be none other than Green Arrow himself.
The official Fortnite Green Arrow skin will release very soon, coming out in early January of next year for certain players only. That is right, you will not be able to pick up this crossover skin in the item shop or unlock it through the battle pass like other superheroes in the past.
Instead, the Fortnite Green Arrow skin will kick off the latest trend from Epic Games and potentially set the stage for more crossovers to come this way. You will only be able to get this skin in a single way, and, yes, it will cost you some real world currency in order to get him.
You will need to be a member of the Fortnite Crew as the Green Arrow crossover skin will be the latest monthly drop that will come out for this relatively new subscription service. If you are not one of the active subscribers during the month of January, then you will miss out on this skin permanently as far as we know.
Technically, you won’t even have to wait for the new year to roll around if you are an active subscriber currently, depending on where you live in the world. The Fortnite Green Arrow skin will unlock for all subscribers in the game on December 31 at 4 pm PT, 7 pm ET.
For the vast majority of the world, that will be on January 1, 2021. This skin will be an exclusive for the Fortnite Crew subscribers but there is nothing stopping from you joining the group so long as you have the money to subscribe to it for the next month.
The Green Arrow skin isn’t all that you get next month in the Crew pack for January 2021 as you will also get the special exclusive tactical quiver back bling that is based around the beloved character and the boxing gloves pickaxe that you can use to complete this superhero set.
One thing that Epic Games stresses is that players should make sure to log into the original platform in which they signed up for the Fortnite Crew subscription to get this new January pack as you may need to do that or else you will not be able to redeem the character.
It seems that this is some sort of bug or specific requirement that you must meet so, for instance, if you start your subscription on mobile but mainly play on consoles, you will need to open your mobile version on the Samsung store or wherever and then you will be able to get the Green Arrow pack.
This is mainly for those players who have not accessed their original account that purchased the Fortnite Crew subscription in about 30 days or more, which isn’t going to be that common for now since the service isn’t even a full 30 days old at the time of writing this post.
For those who aren’t familiar with the Fortnite Crew subscription service, the new subscription began this month and grants all players 1000 V-Bucks every single month you are subscribed plus the latest paid battle pass for the season if you don’t already have it, and a skin of some sort.
In the case of January, the exclusive skin will be the Fortnite Green Arrow skin that you won’t be able to get anywhere else but this will change every single month and you will need to be subscribed that month to receive the skin that is being offered.
The subscription costs $11.99 USD every single month that you are subscribed but you can cancel it at any time, so you could use it to get the Green Arrow skin and then opt out for the month of February. But if you subscribe now, you can still get the December items, too, before the month is over.
You’ll be able to get the special Galaxia pack of skin and other items plus the V-Bucks for this month and still be in for the items that will release next month as well if you make sure to subscribe again next month. How it works is that your drops will happen one month from your subscription date.
If you wait until the last minute to subscribe this month on December 30, for instance, your next drop of V-Bucks will be on January 30, 2021 and it will continue that way so long as you are subscribed.