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Let JAWS drop! Fortnite is offering some crazy in-game items to celebrate Shark Week

Fortnite will also be hosting a special limited-time event to celebrate its first birthday on July 24

Santanu Basu @shaanthegame 23 July 2018, 1:52 PM
Be the ace predator in the Fortnite world

Be the ace predator in the Fortnite world Image: Epic Games

It's time to let your inner Great White swim free in Fortnite. The popular Battle Royale game has added a number of quirky shark-themed items to celebrate this year's Shark Week, which began from July 22.

Wondering 'What in God's green earth is Shark Week?' Well, its an annual TV event hosted by Discovery Channel, which features (you guessed it) sharks. It first premiered way back in 1988 and has been a yearly fixture since.

This year marks the event's 30th anniversary and will feature special features on sharks involving celebrities. Olympian and UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey will be seen swimming uncaged with bull sharks in one of the segments, while NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal will look to overcome his fear of nature's most lethal predator in another. It is one of the longest-running TV programmes in history.

To add to the craziness, Fortnite has introduced some shark-themed items in its store, which can be bought in exchange for in-game credits. You can opt for the Chomp Sr outfit skin for 2000 V-Bucks or wield the very 'sharky' Chomp Jr pickaxe in-game for 1500 V-Bucks.

There is also a new celebration emote named On The Hook which shows your character reeling in a fish. This one costs 500 V-Bucks.

Developers Epic Games have also announced a special limited-time game event to celebrate the game's first birthday on July 24. A new birthday Battle Bus will be available during the event which will last till August 7. The birthday challenges will offer you new items and bonus XP.

Fortnite will have a special limited-time event to celebrate its birthday

Fortnite will have a special limited-time event to celebrate its birthday Image: Epic Games

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