During the first day of the Epic Games vs Apple trial, a slew of scrapped/delayed crossovers was leaked. These include collaborations that were rumored around the time they were supposed to release.
Today, May 3, 2021, marked the first day of the three-week trial between Epic Games and Apple. During the first meeting, a document titles Apple X Epic Quarterly Business Review: June 2020 was leaked. This document contained insightful information into how Epic Games performed during the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
However, it also revealed a number of scrapped/delayed collaborations that Fortnite had planned for 2020 and 2021. The document does not go into detail as to why these collaborations never came to fruition. Seeing as the Neymar Jr. collab was meant to take place at the end of 2020, its delay could mean that the rest of the collaborations will happen in the future.
Samus Aran – Metroid
Samus Aran is the main protagonist in the Metroid series that was supposed to be a part of Fortnite Season 5. Her appearance was supposed to be alongside Master Chief and Kratos as one of the most prolific warriors in video games, but she wasn’t released for some reason.
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Around the time of her intended release, it had been rumored that she would be coming to Fortnite. Yet, when Season 5 came and went, the rumor was considered just that.
Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja from the popular Shonen Jump series Naruto. He was also planned to appear in Fortnite, but the timing of this collab remains unknown. Seeing as Season 5 featured the game’s first anime-like character, he could have been intended for that season as well.
Lebron James – NBA Lakers
Lebron James is a world-famous basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was intended to be added to the game with his own Icon Series set. Many believe he will be added to Fortnite soon seeing as a basketball-themed event is taking place during v16.40.
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James was supposed to appear in Q4 of 2020 around the original release date of Neymar Jr. Seeing as Neymar’s release was pushed back to 2021, it’s possible that Lebron will appear in Fortnite soon.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
A collab with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was speculated by numerous fans at the start of Fortnite Season 6. The Rock had stated on social media that a collab with Fortnite was in the works, and The Scientist from Fortnite shares similar markings with Johnson.
The court documents now confirm that Epic Games had intended to collab with Dwayne Johnson during Q1 of 2021. Due to the delayed release of several seasons in 2020, this collab could be pushed off to a later season.
Katniss Everdeen – The Hunger Games
Katniss Everdeen is the heroine of The Hunger Games series, and she could easily fit in both Season 5 and 6. Season 5 focused on crossing over with iconic characters from movies and video games. As well, Season 6 has had a heavy focus on the use of bows. Seeing as Katniss primarily uses bows, she could fit right in with Lara Croft and Aloy.
The Bride – Kill Bill
The Bride is the main character in the Kill Bill movies, and was intended to be in Fortnite. When she was supposed to appear remains unknown, but she was likely planned for Season 5. This season featured crossovers with characters from similar movie franchises, and she would feel out of place if she appeared in another season.
John McClane – Die Hard
John McClane is the leading character in the Die Hard films. Seeing as he’s another 80s action hero who didn’t make the cut for Season 5, it can be assumed he was scrapped from Fortnite altogether. Unless Epic Games is planning another gritty action hero season, McClane will have to stick to the streets of LA.
Snake Plissken – Escape From New York
Snake Plissken is the main protagonist in Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. He’s yet another character that was likely scrapped due to his lack of appearance in Fortnite Season 5.
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande – Musical Performances
Similar to concerts by Dillon Francis and J Balvin, Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga were slated to perform in some capacity in Fortnite. This could have meant they were going to have a larger-than-life concert like Travis Scott or a simple set on Party Royale. These concerts didn’t end up taking place, but that doesn’t mean they won’t in the future.
Fortnite survey teases crossovers with Nintendo, SpongeBob, and More
Epic Games has sent another survey to select players with a list of potential Fortnite crossovers that it is considering for the game.
Fortnite has issued a number of these surveys in the past asking players for their opinions on a number of things. Surveys have also revealed crossovers and subscription services before their release. Some community-made skins and even the Fortnite Crew Pack have been a part of said surveys.
However, not every teased crossover that appears on a survey makes it into the game. These surveys are used by Epic Games to gauge interest in potential Fortnite crossovers. While some of the characters in Fortnite were on surveys first, such as Gugimon, the majority of the names of the surveys have yet to make it into the game.
New survey teases potential Fortnite crossovers
That being said, each name on the list is a franchise or character that Epic Games is considering. Notable Fortnite leaker ShiinaBR on Twitter shared the latest surveys from Epic Games. Instead of sharing a full list of potential crossovers, Shiina highlighted some of the most interesting candidates.
The list is sepearated into eight sections: Musical Artists, TV Shows, Video Games, Comics/Manga, Influencers, Movies, Cartoons/Anime, and Video Game Characters. Some highly requested characters such as Naruto, Goku, and more are on the list.
There are also a few left-field candidates such as SpongeBob Squarepants, Luigi from Mario Bros., and Steve from Minecraft. Not included in Shiina’s shortlist is a large number of characters from The Office. While the majority of these crossovers may not make it into the game, it’s fun to imagine Ted Lasso running and gunning on The Island. A full list of potential crossovers can be found below.
Do any of these potential Fortnite crossovers pique your interest? Let us know down below which characters you want to see in the game. Or let us know on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.
Fortnite teasers hint at alien ground troops and new POIs
New Fortnite alien teasers show off a few new POIs that could be coming to the game, as well as new alien ground troops.
Epic Games posted a couple of images to different Fortnite Twitter accounts that could be teasing upcoming content. Here’s everything we know about the new Fortnite alien teasers.
Fortnite Season 7 has been one of the most exciting and dynamic seasons of Chapter 2. Massive updates have been adding game-changing content regularly, which is something players haven’t experience in a while. Epic Games has also returned to teasing content both through social media and in the real world.
These Fortnite alien teasers have created a lot of excitement for Season 7. Now, players have found a few more teasers scattered around the internet that might be hinting at some upcoming content. Here’s what the teasers are showing and what players could expect to see in-game soon.
Fortnite teasers show potential POIs and NPCs
In classic Fortnite fashion, the official Twitter accounts have posted a few teasers for what could be a content update tomorrow. The English Twitter post only included words that hint at Alien ground troops being added to the game. While Alien troops can be found piloting saucers, they have yet to be added like the IO Guards.
However, different Twitter accounts for different regions have also included photos with their teasers. The Fortnite Middle East Twitter posted an image of a massive underground space ship. Players think this could be underneath Coral Castle or Steamy Stacks, and that it might be a new POI.
The official Spanish Fortnite Twitter posted a picture of a giant crop circle. This could also be hinting at another new POI, but it’s hard to say where a crop circle of this size would fit on the map.
Lastly, a Russian-language post from the social network VK was shared by BunkerFn on Twitter. This image showed an IO outpost close to Steamy Stacks with multiple satellite dishes. If these Fortnite alien teasers are actually showing new POIs, players are in for one massive content update.
Leaked Fortnite Inflate-A-Bull item turns players into impervious cows
A new item has leaked that will turn players into blow-up cows. Here’s everything we know about the Fortnite Inflate-a-bull item.
A new consumable item coming to Fortnite Season 7 has leaked, and it turns players into blow-up cows. Here’s a first look at the leaked Fortnite inflate-a-bull item.
Fortnite Season 7 has introduced a lot of crazy items and weapons, and there’s a lot more on the way. There are UFOs that can pick up cars, boulders, and even players with their tractor beams. Alien Parasites attach themselves to players’ heads and increase their mobility. A weapon called the “Cowinator” will be able to throw trucks through the air like a baseball.
Season 7 has been absurd, but there is a new item coming that will push Fortnite’s absurdity to its limit. The leaked Fortnite Inflate-a-bull is a new consumable item added to the games files during the v17.10 patch. As wild as this item seems, it could be a very important addition to the game.
Leaked Fortnite Inflate-a-Bull item
The Inflate-a-bull is similar to the jetpack as players will wear it on their backs when it’s in their inventory. It will take up a slot on the hotbar, and it activated the same way as a Crash Pad. According to iFireMonkey on Twitter, this consumable item will deploy if players press the jump button while in mid-air.
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When deployed, players will be surrounded by a giant inflatable cow. While players are inside the Inflate-a-bull, they can roll down hills, bounce off cliffs, and be impervious to fire. As well, players will have lower gravity and can moo just like a normal cow. The suit can only be used for a limited amount of time or until another player shoots and pops it.
The Fortnite Inflate-a-bull item isn’t currently in the game, but it will likely be added on Tuesday, June 29. Tuesdays are new content days, and there are plenty of items in Fortnite’s files that aren’t in-game yet. Hopefully, the Inflate-a-bull and much more will be added to the game soon.
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