On thursday Fortnite launched a new special event and skin to celebrate the premiere of John Wick’s third film. In partnership with the film franchise, Epic Games’ Battle Royale features an official skin of the main character, played by actor Keanu Reeves. We also see the arrival of a new LTM squad mode named “Wick’s Bounty”. It brings a series of challenges that reward the player with unique items. The game is compatible with PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and Android and iPhone ( iOS ) devices, and the event will be available for four days, while the skin should only stay for just a few hours.
John Wick’s Special Skin
Less than 24 hours ago on YouTube, Epic Games posted a trailer to promote the event. The video puts the killer face to face with the character-inspired skin. John Wick’s outfit is on sale for 2,000 V-Bucks (in-game Fortnite currency). To get the the kil, first you will have to get the V-Bucks, the 2800 V-Bucks package costs $ 76.90.
I once saw him take down three men… with a pencil
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 16, 2019
The kit provides two versions of John Wick: the first brings the “excommunicado” with his traditional suit and combed hair, while the second one presents the character with some wounds, torn clothes and a bit messy hair. To complete the skin, he carries a bag stuffed with weapons in the back.
Reward for Wick
In addition to the special skin, Epic Games provided a series of challenges and a squad mode called “Wick’s Bounty”. In it, players must fight each other to collect gold coins – an iconic currency in the movie franchise. Whoever occupies the lead on the match server has its location targeted on the game map. It will aid the opponents to keep track of the player and will try to kill him off.
Players have little more than four days to enjoy the mode and finalize the challenges to win unique items like: A black umbrella, a wrapping paper and the bag that holds the Continental currency.
Every action has consequences.
Get the John Wick set; including the John Wick Outfit, Assassin Pack Back Bling, and Simple Sledge Pickaxe.
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It’s not the first time Fortnite has partnered with film franchises to add special events to Battle Royale. In April, the game celebrated the debut of the latest Avengers movie featuring skins from some of Marvel’s long-running heroe, such as the Black Widow and Star Lord. The game also featured special game modes involving Thanos and his Chitauri army, as well as other previously unseen cosmetic items inspired by the cinematic universe
Tfue unhappy with the latest meta
A few hours ago, FaZe Clan’s representative, Turner “Tfue” Tenney on his stream complained about Fortnite players who play passively in “Arena” mode. According to him, professional players have formed a ridiculous meta, where the majority of participants in the late stage prefer to hide and try to avoid fights.
On April 29th Tfue qualified for the Fortnite World Cup. In the third qualifying week, FaZe Clan scored 69 points and won first place in the NA East region. For the victory, Tenney received $ 5 thousand and a slot at the World Championships. Tfue said earlier that after Fortnite World Cup he will no longer participate in tournaments, since streaming brings him more money.