Breaking news: PUBG: Mid-Autumn Festival Guide: Skins, Start and End Dates

esports news and guides
Sections

Fortnite: How to get the golden umbrella

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

Picture of Ed Thorn

About Ed Thorn

Ed joined Metabomb in May 2017 and puts together many guides across the site.

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.

More Fortnite: Battle Royale guides

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.

Comment on this article

  • Rhino2123 #1 A month ago
    Lol you should know what you're talking about before posting an article about it. If you win a game in solo you can then use the umbrella in any mode even if you haven't gotten a win in that gamemode.so win a game in season 5 in solo and you will be able to use the beach ball umbrella IN ANY mode.
    Sign in to reply

Artifact

A

Artifact

Artifact has a release date and will be playable at PAX West

Get an early look at the game before its November launch.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: Deck building guide

How you'll build your decks in Valve's upcoming collectible card game.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: Release date (PC, Mac, iOS, Android)

When you can expect Valve's upcoming card game to land.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: The Dota Card Game guide

Our continuously updated guide to everything we know about Artifact.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: Trading guide

Everything we know about how trading will work in Artifact.

A

Call of Duty

C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout guide

Our complete guide to dominating in COD Blackout.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: Best FPS settings guide

A list of settings to help you optimise COD Blackout on PC.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: How to land faster

How to get on the ground ahead of the competition.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: System Requirements (PC)

System requirements for running the game on PC.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: Guns list

A list of all the guns in COD: Blackout.

C

CS:GO

C

CS:GO

Final eight teams locked down for the CS:GO FACEIT London Major

Find out who's playing who in this weekend's decisive matches.

C
C

CS:GO

How to watch the CS:GO FACEIT Major 2018 Finals: Schedule & Streams

Streams and schedules for all the action coming up this weekend.

C
C

CS:GO

CS:GO Best weapons 2018

Our essential guide to the best weapons currently available in CS:GO.

C
C

CS:GO

CS:GO - Recoil control guide

Everything you need to know about controlling recoil in CS:GO.

C
C

CS:GO

CS:GO - How to get Prime

Here's how to get a Prime account in CS:GO.

C

Hearthstone

H

Hearthstone

Hearthstone HGG Cheer rewards and qualifying dates confirmed by Blizzard

Earn card packs and a custom HGG card back for cheering on your favourite players.

H
H

Hearthstone

Deck Tier List (Standard) - Boomsday - September 2018 (Season 54) - Hearthstone

Our latest list of the best decks to play in the current meta.

H

Hearthstone

Mecha'thun Warrior deck list guide - Boomsday - Hearthstone (September 2018)

How to get started with Mecha'thun Warrior in the new Boomsday meta.

H
H

Hearthstone

Control Priest deck list guide - Boomsday - Hearthstone (September 2018)

Our guide to playing the latest version of Control Priest in The Boomsday Project.

H

Hearthstone

Control (Big Spell) Mage deck list guide - Boomsday - Hearthstone (September 2018)

Our updated guide to playing Control (Big Spell) Mage in the Boomsday meta.

League of Legends

L

League of Legends

League of Legends: Odyssey Extraction guide

Everything you need to know about the new PVE event.

L
L

League of Legends

Co-streaming pilot announced for this weekend's LCS Regional Qualifiers

Grab your mic and show off your talents to the Twitch community.

L
L

League of Legends

League of Legends: Odyssey Extraction Missions

Every mission introduced with Odyssey Extraction and their rewards.

L
L

League of Legends

League of Legends: Odyssey Extraction guide

Everything you need to know about the new PVE event.

L
L

League of Legends

League of Legends 8.18 Patch Notes outline changes ahead of World Championship

Champion changes, Odyssey: Extraction and new cosmetics now live.

L

Off-Meta

O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: How to queue for a solo match

Feeling brave? Here's how you can queue up to play solo in Realm Royale.

O
O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: How to get more Shards and spend them at the Forge

How Realm Royale's currency system works and what you can do to earn more.

O
O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: How to download and install

How to grab the game and get stuck into the latest Battle Royale craze.

O
O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: Mage guide - Tips, Best Abilities, Builds and Legendary Weapon

Our complete guide to getting started with the Mage class in Realm Royale.

O
O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: Warrior guide - Tips, Abilities and Legendary Weapon

How to play the Warrior in the new Paladins game from Hi-Rez.

O

Overwatch

O

Overwatch

Day 2 of the Overwatch World Cup Bangkok Group Stage now under way

Find out who's playing who in today's schedule of competitive play.

O
O

Overwatch

Eight new teams announced for Season 2 of Overwatch League

New Chinese, European and US teams revealed ahead of key signing dates.

O
O

Overwatch

Season 12 of Competitive Play now live in Overwatch

Wrecking Balls hits the professional meta along with a host of new rewards.

O
O

Overwatch

Best Defense Hero - September 2018 (Season 12) - Overwatch

Our updated guide to the best Defense heroes in Overwatch this month.

2 O

PUBG

P

PUBG

PUBG: Mid-Autumn Festival Guide: Skins, Start and End Dates

Our complete guide to the new Mid-Autumn Festival coming to PUBG.

P
P

PUBG

PUBG: Dihor Otok guide

Everything we currently know about PUBG's next map in development

P
P

PUBG

PUBG: War Mode - Dodgebomb guide

Everything you need to know about this new limited time mode.

P
P

PUBG

PUBG: The best Sniper Rifle guide (PC, Xbox One)

Our essential guide to the best Sniper rifles in PUBG.

P