How to Claim Your Fortnite Rust Bucket Backpack Bling

Wondering how to get the new Rust Bucket backpack bling in Fortnite? This limited-time item is Epic's mea culpa for Fortnite's recent server issues in Patch 3.5 -- and this quick guide tells you how to pick it up.

If you're wondering how to get the new (and free) Rust Bucket Backpack bling in Fortnite, you've come to the right place. This limited-time item was released today and can be only be claimed via the item shop between now and tomorrow, Saturday, April 14. 

To claim the Rust Bucket backpack, just go into the Fortnite item shop and look for the Storm Scavenger set. Once you find that armor set, just look for the Rust Bucket item and click purchase. The backpack bling is completely free -- you won't be charged any V-Bucks to add it to your inventory

The backpack's release comes on the heels of Fortnite's recent 3.5 Patch, which saw the addition of the Port-a-Fort grenade and Replay Mode. However, the update also saw the popular Battle Royale slugfest experience longer-than-usual queue times, causing furor among some of the game's playerbase.

As a mea culpa for that server-side issue, Epic Games decided to release the Rust Bucket backpack as compensation. They also released the Troll Stash Llama for Save the World players. The Llama can also be purchased from the Fortnite store for free.  

Next week, Fortnite Battle Royale players can expect to see the release of Battle Stars, as well as (potentially) new costumes. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and info on Fortnite as it develops! Make sure to check out our other Fortnite guides while you're at it. 

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Published Apr. 13th 2018

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