You know, we hardly bat an eye at crossovers are announced for Fortnite. Make LeBron James into multiple skins? Sure. Make it canonical that Superman plays the game as Batman? Sounds logical. Put Sony mascot Aloy in there for good measure? Already done. But today a teaser for the latest crossover has us confused because it involves Ferrari.
The Italian car maker has been revealed to be in the game in some way thanks to an image shared by the official Fortnite Twitter account. There is no caption for the image or extra information – just a single image of the Ferrari badge and a car with the familiar red paint.
The only real detail to pick out from this image is the fact that the name “Fortnite” is present on the wall of the tyre. To the left of the “F” here is also a logo of a llama head as the Loot Llama has become something of a recurring character in the game.
Fortnite has had drivable cars for some time now so Ferrari getting in on things isn’t as weird as it may seem.
We’ll have to wait to see how this pans out and we’re also interested to find out if the look of the cars are changed for the game. Fortnite has a distinct cartoon aesthetic which it applies even to in-game models of real people like the aforementioned LeBron James. It will be interesting to see if the Ferraris are also given this treatment or are made to be as close to real life as possible.
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In other parts of Fortnite Epic Games has revealed Short Nite 2, an event that will take place between 23rd and 25th July allowing players to watch short animation films inside of the game.
“This latest Short Nite includes a variety of shorts that are comedic, rhythmic, and action-packed. Included in the schedule are two shorts from the full-of-action Gildedguy saga, including the world premiere of the next entry Gildedguy Gets Up! (featuring music by Emma Stevens),” an announcement reads.
The combined runtime of the shorts is only 40 minutes but these will play continually on the in-game Big Screen for the full 48 hours so that everyone has a chance to watch them when they please.