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Fortnite: How to get the golden umbrella

A very quick guide to unlocking this most essential of cosmetic items.

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Our Fortnite: umbrella guide explains how to unlock the 'golden umbrella' and other umbrellas too.

If you've been watching many videos of Fortnite: Battle Royale, you'll have noticed that some of the best players prefer to glide into battle courtesy of a rather elegant umbrella accessory. Not the humble glider for them, instead they'd rather descend into the chaos with a little extra weather protection to boot.

How do you actually get an umbrella in Battle Royale though? The good news is that it's a pretty simple process. The bad news is that you're either going to have to get a little bit good at the game, a little bit lucky, or - more likely - a little bit of both.

Battle Royale's umbrellas are unlocked by “simply” winning a round of combat and emerging victorious out of all the other players hoping to win the game - and perhaps grab a 'brolly of their own. It's important to note though that winning a game in one mode does not unlock them in the other modes as well.

That means that if you manage to claim your first victory in a solo match, umbrellas will only be available in the future solo matches that you participate in. If you want to unlock the umbrella for a squad match, you'll need to win a squad match with your buddies. You get the picture.

Once you've achieved a so-called Victory Royale there's nothing else you need to do in order to unlock these items. Once you've won a squad or a solo player battle, umbrellas will be automatically added to your collection. Henceforth, you'll be able to descend down into combat like a unusually bloodthirsty Mary Poppins.

If you're struggling to bag an umbrella of your own then you are highly encouraged to take a look at our comprehensive Fortnite Battle Royale guide. In there you'll find a huge number of tips and loads of strategy advice, from picking the perfect opening spot to selecting the weapons that will most often lead you to victory.

Season 5 UPDATE

Now that Season 5's out, there's a brand new Umbrella to bag. Again, it follows the same pattern - earn one Victory Royale in a Solo, Duo or Squads game (easier said than done though).

Once you've got earned a victory, you'll get a brand new Beach Umbrella which'll be popped straight into your Locker. All you have to do then is equip it, and you'll be ready to go!

For a preview of the Beach Umbrella, just scroll down to the bottom of the page through our "All Umbrellas" section.

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How to get the Golden Umbrella and Glider

You wouldn't believe how many false rumours are circulating around how to get hold of the 'Golden' umbrella/glider. First and foremost, a truly golden umbrella doesn't actually exist in game - not yet, at least. It's actually a camo version which just happens to look a little golden, and it requires you to pony up a litte extra cash.

We've read all sorts of absurd messages online, with people saying you need to win X number of games and this, that and the other. Well, we've uncovered an official response from Epic Games which should certainly clear things up for those of you who want to get hold of the camo umbrella or glider.

Turns out it's pretty simple, all you'll need to do is purchase the Founders Edition of Fortnite: Battle Royale and get 1 win. So there you have it, the certified way to obtaining your camo goodies!

Winning isn't easy, and if you're in need of some advice, we highly recommend checking out our how to win top 10 guide for some in-depth tips which'll help you claim that number one spot.

If you're after a look at more of the cosmetics available in Fortnite: BR, make sure you check out our free and premium outfits guide!

All Umbrella Rewards

Not only is there a camo Umbrella and Glider available to earn in Fortnite. Earn a Victory Royale during a Season and you'll earn a special Umbrella as a reward.

Below we've put together a list of all the Umbrellas currently in the game.

  • The Umbrella - Win a game.
  • Snowflake - Get a win in Season 2.
  • Paper Parasol - Get a win in Season 3.
  • Wet Paint - Get a win in Season 4.
  • Beach - Get a win in Season 5.
  • Founder's Umbrella - Save the World Founder + Win as a Founder.

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