An 8 year old kid’s dream is becoming a reality as leaks confirm that the Tender Defender skin is coming to Fortnite!

On September 12th Redditor and father /u/tfoust10 posted a photo of his son Connor’s request to Fortnite to add a Chicken Trooper (alternatively named Tender Defender) skin to Fortnite. The post amassed 40,000 Upvotes.

Fans pleaded with Epic Games to bring the concept to life. 2 days later the father followed up to show how thrilled Connor was and thank them for their support.

2 months have passed since the Chicken Trooper craze and it seems Epic Games has listened!

What appears to be the Chicken Trooper’s hideout can be found in a watch tower in Lonely Lodge.

Patch v6.30 brings the addition of many new cosmetics. Amongst those an unfinished skin has been discovered – its filename? Tender_Defender.

(Source: via Llama_Leaks)

A Chicken Glider and Whisk Pickaxe have been discovered amongst the new cosmetic assets.

These items resemble exactly what can be seen in Connor’s concept.


The father has made it known that Connor is not yet aware of these happenings.

‘’He has no idea yet! I want him to see it only if it comes into the game first

He then goes on to express his gratitude in a heartfelt message…

…I am super happy for Connor. His concept is really becoming reality it seems. Thanks for all the artists who took his original drawing and built there chicken troopers off of his concept. There is no bigger compliment.’’

Stay tuned for an official release of the Tender Defender skin!