Crossovers are not a new concept in Fortnite. Epic Games’ battle royale will feature Ezio and Eivor, two fan-favorite Assassin’s Creed franchise protagonists, on April 7th. Fortnite has had a busy year, with the game introducing additional pop-culture icons, such as Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and maybe more in 2022.
According to iFireMonkey, a Fortnite game folder was discovered hinting to potential future crossovers, including allusions to Family Guy, Doom, Indiana Jones, and even Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith.
During the State of Unreal showcase there was a segment showing the Intro Cinematic for Ch3 – S1.
On the second monitor you can see some folders such as:
– Family Guy
– Chapter 3 – Season 3 Jones
– Chapter 3 – Season 3 – Vader
and some other files
— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) April 5, 2022
There is no doubt that Epic Games has done an excellent job of maintaining Fortnite since the game’s remarkable success, and its many well-implemented crossovers have played a significant role in Epic Games becoming a $8 billion dollar corporation. Rumors are circulating on social media that a new partnership with Disney is in the works, and that the new addition to the game may come from a galaxy far, far away.
This would not be the first time Fortnite and the Star Wars franchise have collaborated, since the game famously featured Emperor Palpatine’s return during a short Star Wars Fortnite event that premiered right before The Rise of Skywalker. Epic Games has now added a host of Star Wars assets to Fortnite, the most latest of which is Fennec Shand.
Along with cooperation events and aesthetics, the game has seen a significant change in what it can offer its players, with the introduction of a Zero Build mode, which removes one of the game’s key features from gameplay. A feature that was often requested by players prior to its major launch, and one that famous commentators such as Dr DisRespect believe has yet to be completely fulfilled. The Zero Build mode shows that Epic Games’ developers aren’t ready to let the game stagnate just yet.
Needless to say, the IP’s nature as a relatively blank canvas has proven to be one of Fortnite’s most valuable assets, enabling Epic Games to easily cooperate with a variety of companies to seamlessly include their intellectual rights into the game.