Comes fresh from birds of prey, a map supplement that pretty much everyone likes, Fortnite decided to lean into the memes and add “Stonks Guy.” You know, the “stocks are doing well” picture you may have seen before? It all applied to April Fools, but like several other jokes, this one is real.
The skin is 1200 V dollars (about $ 10), and refers to several things recently, not just the meme itself. The phrase “the market is open and it’s time to shine. Buy! Hold! Win!” with the subtitle “To the moon!” is a direct tribute to the entire WallStreetBets saga. He comes with the skin itself, which is basically Fortnitegrabs Stonks Guy, and “Gains!”
Epic was actually so proud of it that I had to watch a video of it when I uploaded the game. And you could not break a button to skip it: you had to hold down the jump button for several seconds. I have not seen the skin yet in several games with hundreds of players as a sample size, so if you hate the idea of this, it seems that the “silence, mark” mantra wins out.
The good news is that there are many newer businesses in the game to distract people from this stunt, like Fortnite just started the “Spring Breakout” series of quests, which come with their own set of XP and a reward (Websters Tactical Quaxes). All you need to do for the main legendary mission line is to collect bouncing eggs on the ground, which can be done in Battle Royale or Team Rumble.
I’ve found it the trees near the lighthouse northwest of the map is a great place to grow them.