A guide to unlocking Ghost Rider.
Johnny Blaze — aka Ghost Rider — is one of Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 4’s featured skins.
The process of unlocking Ghost Rider is different from most of the other Marvel-themed skins. No amount of XP or challenges will earn you Ghost Rider. Ghost Rider is tied to his own personal Fortnite tournament titled the Ghost Rider Cup. Players must battle and come out victorious if they wish to play as the man with the flaming skull.
In this guide, we will highlight exactly how to unlock the Ghost Rider skin and the rest of the set. Additionally, we’ll discuss the remaining Marvel Knockout Super Series cups and the mystery Marvel heroes/villains attached to them.
Unlocking Ghost Rider
Unlike many of the other Marvel heroes and villains, Ghost Rider can not be unlocked through Battle Pass tiers or completing challenges. Initially, the only way to acquire the skin is by participating in the Ghost Rider Cup.
The Ghost Rider Cup is part of a new tournament series revolving around the Marvel Knockout limited-time mode (LTM). This game mode utilizes a specific set of rules and settings involving the usage of the Chapter 2 - Season 4 Mythic abilities.
However, it does not stop there. Not only must players participate in the Ghost Rider Cup, but they must also place within a certain threshold in the standings to unlock the Legendary skin. The required placements are as follows:
Europe – Top 800
NA East – Top 500
NA West – Top 200
Brazil – Top 200
Asia – Top 100
Oceania – Top 100
Middle East – Top 100
Players in these regions that meet the requirements will be gifted the Ghost Rider skin completely free. The Ghost Rider Cup will begin on November 4.
Captain Marvel, Venom, and Black Panther?
The Ghost Rider Cup is part of a larger tournament series titled the Marvel Knockout Super Series. In the official blog post announcing the Ghost Rider Cup, Epic Games tacked on the following information:
Fired up for more competition? The Marvel Knockout Super Series rides on with three more events in November:
Mystery Marvel Hero/Villain Cup (Duos) - November 11
Mystery Marvel Hero/Villain Cup (Duos) - November 18
$1Million Super Cup (Duos) - November 21
This information confirms that we will be getting at least two more Marvel hero/villain skins. Based on leaks, it’s highly likely that these mystery skins consist of Captain Marvel, Venom, and/or Black Panther. In the Fortnite x Marvel comic book, there is a cover depicting both Daredevil and Ghost Rider. These two characters are joined by Captain Marvel, Venom, and Black Panther. Since we already have both Daredevil and Ghost Rider, chances are the other three will be coming soon.
Additional Ways of Unlocking the Ghost Rider Skin
Readers unwilling or unable to compete in the Ghost Rider Cup need not worry. Placing in the Ghost Rider Cup is not the only way to unlock the Ghost Rider skin. Ghost Rider will be made available in the Item Shop following the completion of the Ghost Rider Cup.
The skin will enter the Item Shop sometime after the conclusion of the tournament. In Daredevil's case, the skin was placed in the Item Shop just three days later. There is no scheduled date as of now, but players can expect to see Ghost Rider in the Item Shop in the coming weeks. Until then, Ghost Rider will be exclusive to the Ghost Rider Cup champions.
How Much Will Ghost Rider Cost?
Based on Fortnite's Item Shop history, Ghost Rider will probably be priced at 1,500 V-Bucks. Daredevil, another Marvel Knockout Super Series skin, was released in the Item Shop for this same price. Epic Games tend to follow the same pattern and keep its prices standardised. It's doubtful that Ghost Rider will cost any more or less V-Bucks. This seems like a deal considering the quality of the skin and the rich history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ghost Rider fans that consider this skin a must-cop should prepare ahead of time to ensure they don't miss the opportunity to purchase the man fused with hellfire. Have the V-Bucks ready and waiting on your account following the conclusion of the Ghost Rider Cup. Additionally, make sure to log in and check the Item Shop each day. Otherwise, players may risk missing Ghost Rider while he's up for sale.
Worst case scenario, Ghost Rider will likely return later in the season. Epic Games would be tossing away money if they chose to lock these skins away after one appearance. The supernatural hero will almost certainly be back. Towards the end of the season, Epic Games might even throw Ghost Rider in with a bundle of other Marvel icons like Captain America or the Silver Surfer. We've seen it before.
Will There be a Ghost Rider Glider, Pickaxe, and Back Bling?
When Ghost Rider does finally arrive in the Item Shop, he won't be alone. Ghost Rider's glider, pickaxe, back bling, and wrap have been found in the game files. The full Ghost Rider Bundle includes:
- Ghost Rider Outfit
- Infernal Chain Back Bling
- Ghost Glider Glider
- Soulfire Chains Harvesting Tool
- Skull Fire Wrap
If it’s anything like the Daredevil Bundle, the Ghost Rider Bundle will allow players to purchase the full set for a discounted price. In Daredevil’s case, the Daredevil Pickaxe and glider were available separately for 800 V-Bucks each. However, the pickaxe, glider, and skin could be purchased in a bundle for just 2,200 V-Bucks. If the goal is to complete the whole set, this would save 900 V-Bucks.
It’s refreshing to see the different methods of unlocking Johnny Blaze. Ghost Rider can be unlocked for free by those willing to put in the effort. Otherwise, Ghost Rider will be purchasable in the Item Shop for a reasonable price. Either way, Make sure to play at least one match of the Ghost Rider Cup along with the two remaining Marvel Knockout Super Series cups to unlock the Nexus War Glider. Finally, keep an eye out for more information related to the upcoming Marvel Knockout Super Series tournaments scheduled for November 11 and 18. Captain Marvel, Venom, Black Panther, and more could be on their way.