Fortnite declares ‘Rainbow Royale’ this week with free LGBTQ cosmetics and music from LGBTQ artists

    
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While June was officially Pride month, Fortnite seems keen to keep LGBTQIA+ representation front-and-center in the game this week with the announcement of what it’s calling “Rainbow Royale,” which is giving away plenty of free goodies with a representative rainbow flair.

All week long, players can snap up four different rainbow sprays, a rainbow-colored wrap, and a rainbow emote for free from the Item Shop, while Creative Mode is getting a rainbow flag prop. In addition, the game will be adding select tracks from LGBT artists that were included in the Love ISLV music playlist featured last month in Rocket League, adding some fresh tunes to three of the in-game radio stations. The so-called celebration runs between now and July 27th.

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Jack Pipsam

That’s super cute, love it ^_^

Leo
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Leo

Fortnite isn’t for me, but a nice addition to the game. They should be something normal to gain instead of a select couple of weeks though

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Bruno Brito

It would be nice if these things were added permanently to games that want to use Pride as a storefront decoration.

I’m all for throwing bones at us, considering i know a lot of LGBTQ+ people who are so tired of throwing fists in the air and are pretty much happy with whatever little crumb they can get, but man, does it bother me when they do this shit on a timer, like we exist only for this particular timeframe.

Just add all the pride crap permanently and make your game a bastion for them.

But that’s just me.

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Rndomuser

I agree, these items should just be added in game permanently and available for everyone at any time.

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Bruno Brito

I was honestly a bit nervous posting that opinion because i really don’t want to be negative towards these things. That being said, i’m not really fond of an entire sub-sect of people being used as financial props just because.

It’s a cool addition, but it could be better.

Harry Koala
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Harry Koala

I’m got similarly mixed feelings on stuff like pride month events in games. Yeah, it’s good to openly show support, and offer something to the LGBT+ community, but there’s also the danger of companies taking the attitude of “we’ve done our bit with 2 days of artist time creating some assets, now back to’normal’ for the rest of the year”.

Token support is better than no support, or outright hostility, but I’m going to remain a little cynical about companies putting in a small effort and hoping to gain a bigger PR boost from it.

On the plus side, at least it suggests that we’re at the point where supporting pride is a PR boost rather than commercial suicide.

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Bruno Brito

On the plus side, at least it suggests that we’re at the point where supporting pride is a PR boost rather than commercial suicide.

Yeah, i agree. I have really mixed feelings about these kind of things because it is a small effort to reap big rewards out of it, and they keep it temporary so they can get the most out of it, which i dislike.

The way i see it, you want to make this stuff permanent. Forcing your LGBTQ+ to feel “loved” only for a limited timeframe sounds a bit too tonedeaf to me.

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Malcolm Swoboda

*watches the room warily*

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Utakata

Normalization is when there’s not really many posts about this. As I am also sure Ms. Bree will pin the banhammer on the troll’obite if a disparaging remark is dropped here. Touch wood…

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Vanquesse V

I wouldn’t worry too much. This site is pretty good at dealing with garbage people when they (very rarely) show up.