There’s also an armoured version of the skin, exclusive to PS5
Epic Games has officially released a new skin based on God Of War’s Kratos for its battle royale game, Fortnite.
Players of the popular battle royale are used to tie-ins with other franchises – a new skin based on The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda was released on Tuesday (December 2), while Season 4 of the game was entirely Marvel-themed – and the next one to get the Fortnite treatment is the popular action-adventure series, God Of War.
The developer revealed the new skin on Twitter, alongside an action-packed trailer that stars the Ghost Of Sparta coming to the rescue of the recently added character Mancake. The Kratos skin will be available on all platforms. It also comes in a bundle with a glider, a Mimir back bling and the Leviathan Axe pickaxe for 2,200 V-Bucks.
Check out the video below.
Epic Games and Sony (which owns the God Of War franchise) have also released an armoured version of the Kratos skin, which is exclusive to Fortnite players on the PlayStation 5.
Prior to the skin’s official release, the Kratos tie-in had been leaked by dataminer HYPEX. One was an ad for the upcoming skin, featuring Kratos with a full beard based on his appearance in 2018’s God Of War, albeit in Fortnite art style. The other was an in-game screenshot of the Ghost Of Sparta.
Check out the leaked images below.
Hours after the leaks went public, Sony had seemingly confirmed the Kratos skin. The video game company posted a cryptic audio teaser on Twitter that featured Fortnite’s Agent Jones talking about adding a new character that sounds like Kratos into the battle royale
“Note to self: do not research targets before transporting them to the island. Because, if you do, you might find out a few things you really don’t wanna know,” Jones says. “Like, I don’t know, for example that the next guy you’re picking up has literally vanquished multiple gods, with his bare hands, in a fit of uncontrollable rage.”
Listen to the audio teaser below.
Season 5 of Fortnite, dubbed “Zero Point”, launched yesterday, bringing along with it a fresh storyline, new mechanics and a slew of original characters. In addition, weapons such as the Dragon’s Breath Shotgun and the Mandalorian’s Amban Sniper Rifle have also been introduced.
Fortnite can be played for free on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and Android. However, the game is not available on Apple platforms, such as iOS and Mac, due to Epic Games’ ongoing legal dispute with the tech giant.