Fortnite Battle Royale is evolving into something much more than a game. For fans, this is exciting news, as every season will have a reference to popular culture. While the ongoing collaboration with Marvel is proving to be highly successful, Epic might have even bigger plans in the works for Fortnite.
The fans, players and content creators, all got a considerable boost in interest when Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 started featuring iconic comic book characters.
Even in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3, the likes of Aquaman, Batman and Joker were prevalent skins.
The way it stood after Midas' device event, Aquaman was brought into the narrative. Thus, fans have reported how Fortnite is the only place where your favorite superheroes can team up or fight each other.
Fortnite fan posts a video of Batman kidnapping Iron Man from Stark Industries
In recent times, Fortnite has become a home for characters from DC, Marvel, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, and several others. This makes Fortnite an alluring game, and also adds to the title's presence in popular culture.
The younger generation of players makes up a massive section of the Fortnite community. Epic Games have always managed to attract their Fortnite players with innovative skins and emotes. This formula has worked in the past, and it continues to do so.
How did he beat Tony Stark? Well, he is Batman. The Batman exists in the Fortnite Universe as well.
The Batman Caped Crusader pack was released back in August. Costing players about $15.99, the set came with six items - Batman Comic Book Outfit, Batman Comic Book Cape Back Bling. The Dark Knight Movie Outfit, The Dark Knight Movie Cloak Back Bling, Batman Pickaxe and a Batwing Glider.
For any comic book enthusiast, this collection merges both the movie and the comics. Thus, it was quite popular in Fortnite. This makes it simple for players to own skins in Fortnite, which belong to both Marvel and DC.
Fortnite becomes a center for popular culture
SypherPK recently spoke about a podcast where Donald Mustard discussed the future of Fortnite. This was quite interesting as the Fortnite community has a significant role to play in the Fortnite lore.
Fortnite tends to make its players the center of their narrative. This makes the Fortnite map a pivot, around which the entire plot develops. This process has seen the inclusion of these superheroes from popular culture.
Only time will tell whether they will thicken the Fortnite plot, or remain as in-game skins. In the meantime, Epic Games has seen a massive rise in the number of new players.
This was also a result of their issues with Apple, as several players had to shift platforms. Despite all the criticism, Fortnite remains to be one of the best BR games out there, especially when it comes to merging popular culture with the game.Published 31 Oct 2020, 19:43 IST