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This awesome fan-made animation features an Overwatch x Fortnite showdown

Published: 26/Nov/2018 23:45 Updated: 27/Nov/2018 0:10

by Bill Cooney

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A Fortnite fan decided to see what it would be like to put Overwatch’s Wrecking Ball up against the game’s Black Knight. 

The post was originally put on the Fortnite Subreddit by user 3d_printguy, who said they made the animation just for fun.

Overwatch and Fortnite are two of the biggest games of the past few years, with Overwatch League regularly drawing in over 100,000 viewers on Twitch, and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins doing the same for Fortnite on an almost daily basis.

The animation puts Wrecking Ball, an Overwatch tank, up against Fortnite’s Black Knight skin, armed at first with the SCAR, which doesn’t have much luck against the rotund mech. 

Then again, Hammond’s cannons don’t seem to have much of an effect against a standard wooden wall either. Hammond being the hamster that pilots the Wrecking Ball mech.

I made an animation of Black Knight vs Hammond from Overwatch…. Because… i thought it’d be cool. from r/FortNiteBR

Hammond even busts out this Doctor Octopus-style move with harpoon cables to suspend him in the air, too bad he can’t actually do that in Overwatch.

In the end, both Hammond and the Black Knight end up basically taking each other out, leaving the Victory Royale for the innocent pig that managed to somehow make it out unscathed. 

Any Overwatch heroes would be incredibly OP in Fortnite Battle Royale, but it would make for some incredible Twitch highlights.

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Fortnite dev hints G.I Joe Snake Eyes collaboration could be in the works

Published: 26/Oct/2020 6:38 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 7:02

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite developer Donald Mustard hid some clues towards future content in the background of his zoom call today and a conveniently-placed G.I Joe figurine has convinced some players a collaboration could be on the cards.

Fortnite is no stranger to collaboration and innovation. It’s a game that knows no bounds and has collided with other characters and universes including Batman, John Wick, Marvel, and Star Wars.

Donald Mustard, the Creative Director at Epic Games, has been busy dropping hints towards future content in recent weeks. In an interview on Marvel’s ‘This Week In Marvel’ podcast, he let it slip that Fortnite and Marvel would be crossing paths time and time again.

However, it seems like that isn’t all he’s got planned. Earlier today, he took part in a zoom interview with video-game journalist Geoff Keighley and dropped some hints towards future content in a creative way.

Donald Mustard scattered clues around his room

Donald Mustard used a webcam during the Zoom call. Naturally, that means viewers could see the room he was in. However, instead of covering things up left, right, and center, he embraced it and decided to play a game — the madman scattered clues hinting towards future content around the room.

“That was SO fun and SO inspiring!” he said. “Super cool to hang out with a bunch of awesome people who all LOVE the art of games! Trying to count how many clues to future stuff I’ve hidden into the background of my ‘wfh’ space…” he added.

Fortnite players were quick to pounce and look for clues. There were lots of bits and pieces in the shot, including a couch, a desk, an exercise bike, and paintings on the wall.

However, one item stood head and shoulders above the rest. It’s gained traction on social media and convinced many Fortnite might cross paths with another popular American hero, G.I Joe.

There’s a lot of stuff hidden in the background, including a poster to Star Trek: Into Darkness. However, only one thing sticks out like a sore thumb; a boxed figure of ‘Snake Eyes’ from revived franchise G.I Joe.

Fortnite G.I Joe Snake Eyes
Donald Mustard / Jtneagle
Reddit user /u/Jtneagle points out the G.I Joe Snake Eyes clue with a red arrow.

Snake Eyes is an important member of the G.I Joe Team. He’s also one of the most popular characters in the story and has been involved in the story behind every G.I Joe movie and series.

Interestingly, a spin-off film dedicated entirely to him called ‘Snake Eyes’ is reportedly on the cards for production in 2021. If anything, it makes a potential Fortnite and G.I Joe collaboration all-the-more believable.

GI Joe hero Snake Eyes could be set to join the Fortnite roster in a future season.
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GI Joe hero Snake Eyes could be set to join the Fortnite roster in a future season.

However, not everyone is convinced. Some players hope and believe Fortnite will cross paths with Star Trek instead.

It’s also possible that both of them will come into play at separate points in time. After all, Donald Mustard himself multiple clues were hidden in the background.

Either way, the hype is real, and players can’t wait to see what’s happening next in Fortnite. And, while we wait, there’s still plenty of Marvel content to enjoy too.