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Journey into the unknown, and find your way to victory.
— In-game description

Drift is a Season 5 exclusive Legendary skin. It could be unlocked by Fortnite's Season 5 Battle Pass at Tier 1 along with the Huntress skin.

Unlockable Styles


Cosmetic Review

Drift is one of, if not the most iconic outfit in the game. He resembles a kitsune, which is roughly a “legendary fox” in Japanese legends and stories. They’re usually depicted as intelligent animals and paranormal abilities according to Wikipedia. Moving towards Drift, you can see he fits a lot of these attributes, being rifted from the real world into the Fortnite island, he has a mysterious past and his assumed power of “lightning.”

  • Stage One: His first stage is a simple man with a t-shirt, muscular arms, and some gold. He has a unique hair style, only seen with two other outfits (Summer Drift and Star Lord). His mouth is covered with a mask.
  • Stage Two: His next Stage adds a bit more design to his t-shirt, and his arms are now covered.
  • Stage Three: He wears a red jacket now, covering his t-shirt.
  • Stage Four: His hood is now on covering his hair, and his face is replaced with another mask (resembling the face of a Kitsune), covering his entire face this time.
  • Stage Five: Now he wears a black and gold oversized cloak.
  • Stage Six: His last stage adds a “rift” like substance on him as well as an electric aurora.

On the back of his cloak on stages 5 and 6 shows a symbol that resembles a torri, or a doorway between mundane and sacred worlds, which matches his theme' as he was rifted between the real world and the battle Royale world.

He has three other inspired/remixed variants: a lunar new year variant (note that this resembles a rat instead of a kitsune) , a female counterpart, and a summer variant. It may be hard to tell, but he uses the Mansu model.

Lore

Drift was an ordinary human from California in the "real life" world. In Season 4, when the metal Durr Burger teleported to California, he visited the burger to spray graffiti art of a Kitsune mask in a red hood. 

It so happens that at that moment, another Rift brought both the burger and Drift back to the Battle Royale universe. Drift was greeted by Brite BomberRex, and a few other people who were on a road trip.

Drift seemed to gain paranormal powers related to the Rifts, visible in his cloak and pickaxe.

He followed the others along on their road trip, and apparently grew a relationship with Brite Bomber (whether it was romantic or not though is up for debate). They visited several locations across the island. 

In Season X, Drift gained a female counterpart from an alternate timeline, called Catalyst. They do not seem to have any relationship at this timeline.

Years after Season 5, either before or after The End event in Season X, he was seen with Brite Bomber and a pet Bonesy, watching the sun set on a now lost universe.

When, a new world was introduced, no given info on his relationship was found until Chapter 2: Season 2 when carvings on a tree by Bushranger depict the end of their long-term relationship with Brite Bomber suggesting the fact he has started relationships with someone else, mostly probably Catalyst.

Drift Challenges

Challenges Reward
Gain 10,000 XP Drift Stage 2 style
Gain 25,000 XP Drift Stage 3 style
Gain 50,000 XP Drift Stage 4 style
Gain 100,000 XP Drift Stage 5 style
Gain 200,000 XP Drift Stage 6 style

Note: When you complete four challenges listed above you will receive the Epic Rift Edge harvesting tool.

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