Fortnite is one of the most popular online games right now, with millions of players playing the game. The game’s main highlight is its massive Battle Royale game mode. In this mode, 100 players go against each other in a huge map that shortens over time.
The player has the choice to either play solo or with a squad. Whoever’s the last one standing win the match. As you may have guessed, you will have to engage in multiple gunfights, fighting your way to survive and be the last one standing. Just like any other Battle Royale game, the loot is mostly random.
What is Fortnite Pakchunk0-Windowsclient.Pak?
While browsing the Fortnite files, you may have come across a file named Fortnite Pakchunk0-Windowsclient.Pak, or any other package file in particular. Each one of these package files has a completely different use. They are there to basically store different information about the game.
So, in case if you are wondering if you can delete them or not, you really shouldn’t. If we talk more specifically about the Pakchunk0 file, it is there to store information about your game’s skins. It contains all the necessary information to store all the skins.
Can You Do Something with These Files?
Recently, some players have figured out a way to use these files to get skins that are not available on their inventory. This may have been patched by now, so there really isn’t a guarantee that this still works or not.
Basically, what you have to do is to HEX editor from your internet browser. Then, run the setup and install the program on your computer. Once that is done, run the program. Now, using the program, you will have to locate and open the Pakchunk0 file located in your Fortnite packages folder.
You will be able to see lots of skins that also have a decoded text on them. Now, press CTRL + F to open the found directory. Using that, simply search for a skin that you’d like to replace for another. Keep in mind you will have to copy the decoded text starting from CID and ends with a word after the colons. For instance, Rust Lord skin has the word Scavenger at the end and you will replace it with the skin that also has 9 characters word in the decoded text. Also, the section you copy should start from CID and end with the word itself in the decoded text.
Also, the word that ends after the colon should have the same number of characters that the other skin’s decoded text word has. You will have to replace this section of the decoded text. Doing so will replace a skin with any other skin in the game.
The Bottom Line
In this article, we have explained everything you need to know about Fortnite Pakchunk0-Windowsclient.Pak. Messing with these files can probably get you banned. Also, the skins will only be replaced in the lobby. You cannot actually use the skin in-game.