Fortnite & Overwatch 2 crossover mod hit with DMCA for allegedly ‘leaking’ content

Michael Gwilliam
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Fortnite and Overwatch 2 players excited about the possibility of a crossover between the two titles got a taste of what that could look like in the form of a special mod. Though this mod has since been hit with a DMCA strike for supposedly ‘leaking’ content.

Fortnite is iconic for its over-the-top crossovers featuring the likes of Marvel, Star Wars, and plenty of other properties, resulting in other games following suit.

Ever since Overwatch 2’s release, the dev team has committed to more crossover events, such as bringing the world of One Punch Man to the game, and have promised even more crossovers in the future.

With a Fortnite-Overwatch crossover now a real possibility, one modder decided to show just what an official event could look like by putting numerous OW2 heroes in Epic’s battle royale.

Overwatch 2 comes to Fortnite with outrageous modded heroes

Videos and photos of the mod, uploaded by ‘ponyraee’ originally showcased quite a few Overwatch 2 heroes rendered in Fortnite, before they were taken down.

Tracer, Widowmaker, D.Va, Genji, Widowmaker, Hanzo, and Kiriko were all there and looked amazing rendered in Fortnite with all their details intact.

In one video, ponyraee showed off Tracer doing the “Party Hips” emote and looks like it could be ripped right from an actual crossover.

Another clip showed off Kiriko in action, chopping down trees, emoting, jumping, shooting and looking great in the process. Proving that a Fortnite crossover with Overwatch could work out quite well.

Players were absolutely blown away by the mod, remarking “S-tier content” and “we need this collab asap.” However, the viral footage and screenshots were all soon stripped from social media.

The creator followed-up on July 17 to reveal their posts were being hit with DMCA strikes. “Basically Blizzard… Took the posts down. The guy who reported these posts said that I “leaked” content from Overwatch 2. So weird.”

For now, this appeared to be nothing more than just a fun mod. But with the DMCA strikes now out in full force, some have begun speculating a future collab is in the cards. We’ll just have to wait and see exactly what the Fortnite and Overwatch devs may or may not have in store moving forward.