The Fortnite Ruin is a skin that is unlocked as part of Discovery’s secret Battle Star locations.
Weeks before the skin’s release, signs suggest that Ruin will have an important role to play in the Fortnite Season 8 story.
There’s a chance that Ruin will also have additional styles to unlock, unlike The Prisoner before.
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How to unlock Ruin, Ruin’s pickaxe, and Ruin’s back bling in Fortnite
To unlock Ruin in Fortnite, you must complete 55 weekly challenges during Season 8.
You can view your progress as part of Discovery’s Battle Star secret locations screen.
Once this is done, you will have to complete a series of ruins challenges. Here is a summary of the ruins unlocks:
- How to Unlock the Ruin Skin: Complete 55 Weekly Challenges in Season 8
- How to unlock Ruin’s back bling: Complete three Ruin challenges
- How to Unlock Ruin’s Pickaxe: Complete six Ruin Challenges
Ruin’s challenges are as follows (thanks to jaleach2005 on reddit for revealing them early):
- Destroy trees (5 in total)
- Destroy rocks (35 total)
- Destroy cars, trucks or RVs (20 total)
- Deal damage to opponent’s structures (10,000 total)
- Survive opponents (1000 total)
- Complete daily challenges (5 total)
As with previous Fortnite reward skins, you only have until the end of Season 8 to unlock Ruin, so make sure you get to them before the end comes.
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What we know about Ruin in Fortnite so far
Ruin was teased very early compared to previous reward skins in Fortnite, suggesting that Ruin has an important role to play in the story, in the same way that Ice King became an important part of the story sometime. time before the end of Season 7.
Ruin’s arrival could be related to more lava appearing on the map at the Dusty Divot dig site, especially Ruin’s molten appearance.
In the video above, Hollow guesses that lava will fill the entirety of Dusty Divot to revert the named location to a plane. Could Ruin arise from here in the process?
Meanwhile, a helicopter has been slowly hovering over the map (thanks, Seawod on reddit). More recently he ended up at Loot Lake, suggesting a point of interest in that area.
This then resulted in a font vault appearing in the middle of Loot Lake (thanks to FlaminGummy on reddit for discovering this first). Could this be related to Ruin’s arrival in the game’s story?
The Loot Lake Vault. Image credit: FlaminGummy on reddit.
Now we have a possible focal point for Ruin’s debut: nothing concrete, but something to go on.