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Fortnite x Batman: New weapons, map changes, skins, more

Published: 21/Sep/2019 11:44 Updated: 21/Sep/2019 14:00

by Andy Williams

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Epic Games have announced their Fortnite x Batman collaboration, bringing with it a new weapon, map changes and a host of new cosmetic items.

Fortnite has seen success from multiple crossovers during its tenure at the top of the battle royale podium, from a Stranger Things collaboration to the inclusion of John Wick, Epic Games have provided a wide array of content through their third party alliances. 

Perhaps the most notable crossover was the Fortnite x Marvel partnership, aptly timed with the release of Avengers: Endgame (the highest grossing films of all time). 

Fortnite’s latest crossover is with Marvel’s comic book rival, DC.

In line with tradition, Epic Games announced their Fortnite x Batman crossover in conjunction with the Caped Crusader’s 80th anniversary on Batman Day (September 21). 

The event revealed a ruck of Batman–themed changes coming to the battle royale, all of which are summarized below:

New Batman Grapnel Gun and Explosive Batarang

Players will be able to use Batman’s Batarang as a throwable honing device that sticks to enemies, while the Grapnel Gun will add a new dimension to movement with the Bat Cape. 

The Batman–themed weapons were leaked before the event.

New Batman and Catwoman skins

As expected, the Batman skin was included in the announcement, alongside the Catwoman skin (with additional cosmetics)

We got up close and personal with the Batman skin during the reveal.
Fortnite (Epic Games)Batman comic book outfit: “The World’s Greatest Detective.”
The feline heroine comes with additional cosmetics.
Fortnite (Epic Games)Catwoman and her “Cat Claws” are now available in the Featured Store.

Map changes: Tilted Town transformed to Gotham City

A Gotham–themed takeover is coming to Tilted Town; bringing with it a new POI for players to do battle and complete their challenges.

Epic GamesGotham City will take over Tilted Town.
Map changes are visible from a bird’s-eye view.
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New “Welcome to Gotham City” challenges

Alongside the Batman–themed skins, the update will bring with it a host of challenges which players will have the opportunity to earn rewards, from banners to in-game cosmetics. 

Lucas7yoshiThe “Welcome to Gotham City” challenges were leaked before the announcement.

The full reveal trailer can be seen below:

Epic Games are also offering free games on their store, as part of the special event. These games include: the Arkham collection (a remastered Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, alongside Arkham Knight) and three Lego Batman titles (the original game, DC Super Heroes and Beyond Gotham).

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When is Fortnite Season 5? Fortnitemares Midas’ Revenge, Season 4 end date, theme, more

Published: 26/Oct/2020 13:00 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 13:17

by Daniel Cleary

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Fortnite’s yearly Fortnitemares event has finally arrived, but when does Season 5 arrive?

Fortnite’s new season dropped on August 27,  introducinging tons of changes to the Fortnite World with the likes of new Marvel-themed points-of-interest, superhero characters, and abilities for fans of the battle royale to enjoy. Midas’ Revenge adds even more for fans to sink their teeth into.

Fortnitemares 2020 Midas Revenge Skin,
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Midas’ Revenge has introduced new skins with their yearly event.

When does Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 start?

With only a few days to go of Fortnitemares’ Midas’ Revenge event, Chapter 2 Season 4 has over a month left, with an expected end date of November 30th, as reliable Fortnite leaker HYPEX claims.

The Baba Yaga skin has just been released alongside the Ghostbusters bundle, with more soon to come. The skin is ‘Rare’ and part of the ‘Coven Fresh’ set, costing 1,200 V Bucks.

 

After the Fortnitemare event, the fifth season of Fortnite’s Chapter 2 should follow immediately, along with some more major changes and a new theme.

Will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 be available through Apple?

A portion of the mobile player base is currently unable to download Fortnite Season 4, due to the ongoing legal feud between Epic Games and Apple, with Apple blocking all future Fortnite updates on the App store.

While the feud is being resolved, there have been suggestions that Season 4 could potentially be extended for Apple users, although that remains to be seen.

Epic Games has already extended seasons in Fortnite Chapter 2, but there has been no sign from the developers that they have any intention of doing so this time around.

What will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5’s theme be?

With Fortnite Season 4 being based completely around Marvel characters, there have been rumors that a DC-themed season could come next.

The Fortnite devs have already introduced members of the DC Comics universe as seen with Aquaman and Black Manta in Season 3’s recent Splash Down events. They may go a step further at the next opportunity, adding more familiar faces.

Epic also revealed plans for a Joker bundle that is expected to be released towards the end of Season 4, which could be used to build hype for the upcoming season.

With a new Batman movie also in the works, it would not be too surprising to see another partnership between DC and Epic but as for now, fans will have to wait until Season 5 draws nearer.