On Tuesday, Fortnite revealed an in-game campaign to support the LGBTQIA+ community – the Rainbow Royale.
Everyone is welcome aboard the Battle Bus.
This week we're celebrating our amazing LGTBQIA+ community with the debut of Rainbow Royale 🌈
Get free items, listen to some tunes on the radio and have a good time!
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 20, 2021
“Everyone is welcome aboard the Battle Bus,” the Fortnite account tweeted. “This week we’re celebrating our amazing LGBTQIA+ community with the debut of Rainbow Royale. Get free items, listen to some tunes on the radio and have a great time!”
The Rainbow Royale is an in-client event that features new items, dances and even changes to the map. Almost everything has a rainbow colored theme in celebration of the rainbows that typically represent the community.
What changes will Rainbow Royale Bring?
Players can support diversity within the game through free items that can be claimed in the item ship. The items include:
- Four Rainbow Royale Sprays: Vibrant Heart, Vibrant Llama, Vibrant Boogie, and Vibrant Star
- Sunshine & Rainbows Wrap
- Take a’bow Emote
In addition to the free items in the shop, Fortnite Creative is also seeing some changes. The game mode allows players to create their own levels with in-game assets. Fortnite has added new rainbow flags that appear as a prop in the game. Players can now design levels with the flag in mind. In terms of the more common Battle Royale mode, players will be able to see a rainbow in the sky representing the campaign. The Rainbow Royale serves as another event in Fortnite’s already busy calendar. A few days ago, Epic revealed its collaboration with NBA player, LeBron James.
Finally, Fortnite has also introduced Love Izlv radio, a playlist that features only LGBTQIA+ artists. Taking inspiration from Rocket league, players can now play any of these songs when playing in the Battle Royale mode. Tracks that are featured include:
Big Freedia – Platinum
Lil Nas X – Montero
King Princess – Pain
Troye Sivan – STUD
Ben Platt – Imagine
Daya – Bad Girl
Hayley Kiyoko – Found My Friends
Kim Petras – Malibu
The celebration kicks off Tuesday and runs through July 27 at 8 PM ET.