Whether you’re an old-timer who enjoyed the cinematic fights between Arnold Schwarzenegger and the mysterious Yautja, or you’re new to the character - everyone can agree that Epic Games’ new Fortnite skin is definitely one for the history books being one of the best skins in the game, sporting 2 styles (masked and unmasked).
Following shortly on the heels of the Mandalorian, Kratos, Master Chief, and the entire cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Predator has found its way into the realm of Fortnite. It is easily one of the toughest boss fights yet, and defeating it is required to acquire the skin.
Keep in mind, this IS a battle pass exclusive skin, so you will need to have the season 5 battle pass to be able to acquire the Jungle Hunter challenges. If you haven’t purchased it yet, the Fortnite Crew membership program gives you the battle pass + 1,000 v-bucks every month you are subscribed, in addition to the current crew pack.
Pictured: Predator Skin masked on the left, and unmasked on the right. The styles can be changed using the Bio-Helmet Online emote in-game. Image source: @FortniteLeaksC2 on Twitter.
To complete the Jungle Hunter quest "Defeat Predator," make your way to Stealthy Stronghold. Be careful, it will be on the prowl and looking for prey. A good place to start is the location where it landed in its ship. As always, it will be a difficult fight if you’re solo.
The predator has an array of abilities it can use to its advantage, making it one of the deadliest fights in Fortnite. Aside from a large health pool, it can leap jump to great lengths. It is faster than the average player and NPC, so you can easily lose sight of it in a fight making it a difficult hunt. It does an incredible amount of damage from its melee combo, so be careful and avoid it at all costs.
And last, but not least, it has the classic invisibility cloaking ability. True to the movie franchise, the predator can go (sort of) invisible, making him very hard to track. However, if you look closely, you can still notice its outline. If you manage to beat it, not only do you unlock the skin, but you also get the cloaking ability as a pickup, which lets you go invisible for about half a minute (which can give you a huge leg up in late-game fights).
The Jungle Hunter quests (and rewards)
But that's not all! There are other goodies to be unlocked too, and trust me, you're going to want them.
For those, you'll need to complete all the Jungle Hunter challenges. There are 9 in total:
- Find mysterious pod [Reward: Yautja banner icon]
- Talk with Beef Boss, Remedy, and Dummy [Reward: Plasma Caster Reticle emoticon]
- Collect 3 Medkits [Reward: Heat Vision Hunter spray]
- Collect Legendary weapon or rarer [Reward: The Hunt loading screen]
- Defeat Predator [Reward: Predator skin]
- Complete a Bounty as Predator [Reward: Hunter's Trophy backbling]
- Visit Predator's apartment in Hunter's Haven as Predator [Reward: Bio-Helmet Online emote]
- Spend 30 seconds within 10m of a player as Predator [Reward: Yautja Wristblades harvesting tool]
- Deal damage while thermal is active as Predator [Reward: Hunter's Arsenal reactive wrap]
Aside from the Predator, the folks at Epic also dropped a Sarah Connor skin and a T-800 skin. You can purchase them for 1,800 V-bucks and 1,500 V-bucks, respectively, or as a bundle with other goodies. The Sarah Connor skin comes bundled with a pickaxe.
Now go on, "get to tha choppa' battle bus!"
And remember... "if it bleeds, you can kill it."