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Fortnite Season 6: Fan makes an uncanny comparison between Breath of the Wild and Fortnite, and the community couldn't agree more

A fan draws comparisons between BOTW and Fortnite (Image Via Reddit/DenniConcepts)
A fan draws comparisons between BOTW and Fortnite (Image Via Reddit/DenniConcepts)
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Modified 20 Mar 2021
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Fortnite Season 6 has turned back the wheels of time and gone fully primal. Epic has introduced new dynamics like tamable animals, crafting systems, and even flying chickens.

Fortnite Season 6 has been a rollercoaster ride so far with constant leaks and rumors, and fans have begun noticing similarities between Breath of the Wild and Fortnite. Twitter users recently pointed out the similarities after the new season went live.

While the possibilities of a collaboration are slim despite Epic Games having collaborated with other franchises; many elements and designs in Fortnite Season 6 resemble those from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

After Reddit user u/Dennidavidson posted side-by-side similarities to both the games, the Fortnite Reddit community couldn't help but wonder if Fortnite Season 6 took inspiration from the much-loved game.


Could Fortnite Season 6 actually be inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild?

While no official statement from Epic Games suggests that inspiration was taken from Breath of the Wild, it's hard to miss the uncanny resemblance to so many things in-game.

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From chickens that can help a player glide to the introduction of wolves, bows, arrows, and similarities in the landscape itself; it's obvious that Fortnite took inspiration from the critically acclaimed title. Fans have since been asking questions about a possible collaboration.

The compilation of the images was done by none other than DenniConcepts, the artist behind a popular skin in Fortnite called Snowbell. Apparently, his second design concept, Isabelle, is based on the "Academy Calamity" concept artwork.

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However, Epic Games is yet to announce when the skin will be available for purchase via the in-game item shop.

Despite the fan theories, in a recent interview, Donald Mustard, Epic Games' Chief Creative Officer, revealed this about Fortnite Season 6:

"The world of Fortnite is the main character. I will give that an arc, I will give that a journey, and if we do it right, what would happen? Would you become invested in that character. That's why when stuff happened, like a comet came, I wanted it to affect the character. It's going to leave a permanent mark. The comet's going to leave a huge hole."

Based on his words, it's plain to see that Fortnite is just following the storyline of Zero Point and is changing the map according to events that are taking place in the cinematic trailers and teasers.

Players are unlikely to be getting Link or Zelda as a skin or even as an NPC in Fortnite Season 6. Both games are works of art in their own right. Perhaps, one day in the future, fans will finally get a crossover.

Published 20 Mar 2021, 17:44 IST
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