The comic is set to reveal things about Fortnite that have “never been seen or heard before”.
Following on from a Marvel-themed Season 4, the fifth season of Fortnite Chapter 2 has centred around collaborations with a number of pop culture titans. From the Street Fighter video game series to the Predator movie franchise, we’ve seen it all, but another exciting crossover is on the way.
DC and Epic Games have announced that they will be publishing a new six-issue miniseries, titled “Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point”. In these comics, the Dark Knight and other DC Super Heroes will be thrust into the world of Fortnite, and forced to investigate the mysteries which lie within.
— Batman (@DCBatman) February 26, 2021
Both digital and physical copies will be available, with the first issue dropping on Tuesday, April 20. After this, issues will be released twice monthly, until the final piece of the collection arrives on July 6.
Individual issues of Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point are priced at $4.99, or $5.99 for the card stock cover variant. Alternatively, those in the US can subscribe to DC Universe Infinite to access the entire series.
To further spice things up, each issue will include a unique code, which can be used to claim DC-themed in-game Fortnite cosmetics. The first of these items will be the new Rebirth Harley Quinn Outfit, displayed below by @iFireMonkey.
Harley Quinn’s DC Rebirth costume is the first of several new items and skins being added to Fortnite. pic.twitter.com/4LZVKQ21ho
— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) February 26, 2021
Anyone who redeems all six codes will also unlock the Armored Batman Zero Outfit as an additional thank you. It is currently unclear whether these skins will feature in the Item Shop for those who do not wish to buy the comics.
It sounds like this series will be a must-read for those diehard fans who love to delve deeply into the complex Fortnite lore. Speaking to DC, writer Christos Gage explained “This series will reveal things about Fortnite that have never been seen or heard before, yet are very much part of the canon of the game”.
We will have to wait and see what this partnership means for the Season 6 storyline. With just a few weeks to go, many were hoping for a return to the classic Fortnite narrative, but perhaps this won’t be the case.
Stay tuned for more updates on Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point as we move closer to the release of its debut issue.