A rumoured partnership with Paramount could pave the way for some massive integrations within Fortnite.
Epic Games is famous for bringing every corner of pop culture together inside the Fortnite universe. Ever since the paradigm-shifting Thanos Limited Time Mode back in 2018, they’ve been pushing the boundaries of in-game collaboration.
Right now you could jump off the Battle Bus dressed as LeBron James, with a Star Wars-themed Glider, get in a fight with Naruto, and escape using Spider-Man’s Web Shooters! Obviously there’s a lot more to it, but you get the point.
Well, it sounds like we may have an idea of further exciting crossovers arriving this year. Prominent leaker @iFireMonkey recently shared a clip from the “XboxEra Podcast” with Nick Baker and Jon Clarke.
In the footage, Baker, co-founder of gaming community XboxEra, stated “I’ve been told that apparently Paramount has signed a deal with Epic to bring properties to Fortnite”. Though we don’t know the nature of his source, Baker has been correct with similar information in the past.
So why is this such big news? Paramount and parent company ViacomCBS own a ton of awesome IP, including a selection of popular cartoon series.
According to the podcast, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the main one mentioned to be coming to Fortnite. This would definitely make sense, it’s easy to imagine a Turtle skin with selectable styles for the different characters, and they each have their own unique weapons that could function as a Pickaxe or Back Bling in-game.
Fans have been enjoying discussing other possible collabs stemming from the Paramount deal, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Star Trek. These all fit in pretty well with Epic’s usual themes, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see any of them make the leap into Fortnite.
Major sporting events scheduled to take place this year such as the 2022 Football World Cup and Beijing Winter Olympics could also be celebrated with special Outfits.
Plus, popstars like Adele and Ed Sheeran are back on tour after an extended hiatus, so perhaps they will follow in the footsteps of Ariana Grande and Travis Scott with a trip to the Battle Royale Island.