Windows 8.1 Fortnite Edition

Windows 8.1 Fortnite Edition
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows 8.1 Fortnite Edition
The desktop of Windows 8.1 Fortnite Edition
Original OSWindows Embedded 8.1
Release dateJune 2018
Architecture(s)x86 (64-bit)
File size4 GB
Download linkWindows 8.1 Fortnite Edition v1.iso
Date addedDecember 12, 2021
Live CDNo

Windows 8.1 Fortnite Edition is a bootleg Windows Embedded 8.1 edition, which was created by an unknown author. It released in June 2018, and was added to the archive on December 12, 2021. The OS was first uploaded to the (now defunct) CollabVM FTP Server, where the author stated his intentions to submit it to TeamOS.


The OS is a modified Windows Embedded 8.1 ISO. A few components relating to VPNs and the immersive control panel are removed. Most of the telemetry has been disabled, while introducing new ones which you'll see later on. Other than that, the OS is mostly a stock install.

The ISO was made using NTLite on Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter.

Changes from Windows Embedded 8.1

Look and feel

  • New Fortnite wallpaper
  • New default avatar. The default avatar has been changed to the Fortnite logo


  • Chrome
  • Discord Canary
  • Fortnite


Bootleg quirks

  • Two installers are added to the desktop, both in Public and the user's desktop directory. One is an Epic Games Launcher (Fortnite) installer, and another is a repackaged Discord installer with an old version of Discord Canary.
  • Three Discord token stealer trojans have been added in the Startup directory.