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Fortnite Season 5 in-game news screen hints at return of infamous Black Knight skin

Will the Black Knight skin return to the game? (Image via Epic Games)
Will the Black Knight skin return to the game? (Image via Epic Games)
Amitesh Dhar
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Modified 23 Feb 2021
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Sica is one of the newer character skins that players have at their disposal in Fortnite. Players can acquire it from the item shop. However, the reveal image for the Sica skin had an interesting detail added to it.

In the image, Sica is seen standing over a pile of Black Knights. Those who've played Fortnite for a while will recognize Black Knight as the popular skin sadly unavailable in the game now.


Is the Fortnite Season 5 loading screen hinting at the return of the Black Knight skin?

Although this isn't much, a few fans speculate that Epic Games showcasing the Black Knight skin this way may mean that it might return to the game sooner or later. These are just speculations, and some fans are against this idea as well.

Overall, a few fans feel that Epic is being disrespectful towards Black Knight by positioning Sica over him.

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Individuals online have also said that this render belongs in the game like a loading screen of sorts. Truth be told, the artwork is exquisite and well detailed.

Eagle-eyed fans also spotted a menacing-looking Peely in the image. Peely, in the entire Roman Emperor outfit, looks pretty funny.

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Fortnite first saw the Black Knight skin in 2018 before it was taken down. It was quite popular back in the day, and fans would love to see the skin return to the game.

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Contrary to public belief, however, the likelihood of the Black Knight skin in Fortnite looks bleak. This is because there's no official confirmation from Epic, nor have data miners said anything about the skin resurfacing.

However, there's a chance that the publisher might surprise everyone, and the Black Knight skin may just reappear in Fortnite. Epic is known to pull such stunts, and seeing something like this wouldn't be very surprising.

Bringing this skin back to the game may just be beneficial to Fortnite. At a time where fans are complaining a lot about the amount of collaborations that it is witnessing, an original skin would be a breath of fresh air for those who really enjoy playing Fortnite.

Published 23 Feb 2021, 17:28 IST
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