Fortnite is not any stranger to tie-ins — the battle royale’s season 5 battle pass has already kicked off with a picture-perfect Mandalorian and Child Yoda pores and skin, for instance — however its subsequent character seems to be coming not from a well-liked movie or film franchise, however from a distinct online game universe: God of Warfare’s Kratos.
The picture, first posted by famous leaker HYPEX on Twitter, depicted a model of the Ghost of Sparta (in his newer, bearded kind from 2018’s God of Warfare), albeit with a softer animated fashion look that’s extra in step with Fortnite’s artwork fashion.
One other tease from the PlayStation account additional hints at Kratos’ pending arrival, with an unseen character panicking about “the following man you’re choosing up has actually vanquished a number of gods together with his naked fingers in a match of uncontrollable rage” — an outline that matches Kratos to a T.
The present season of Fortnite features multiple “hunters” from completely different realities which have been delivered to the island within the wake of the universe-shattering fight with Galactus. In that vein, Kratos appears to suit proper in. That stated, as one among Sony’s marquee first-party characters, it’s a little jarring to see that Kratos shall be becoming a member of a third-party recreation that exists on almost each gaming platform like Fortnite.
It’s not clear but when the Kratos pores and skin shall be out there, if it’ll be one thing that gamers must buy or can earn in-game, or even when it’ll be out there to gamers on platforms aside from the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. However with Sony’s official account already teasing the character, we probably received’t have lengthy to attend earlier than a extra formal announcement.