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Fortnite’s ‘swole cat’ is back as Toon Meowscles

Part cat, part cop, all toon

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Epic Games is leaning into whatever its bit is with Meowscles — “one swole cat” who debuted a year ago in Chapter 2: Season 2 of Fortnite. Now he’s got an old-timey style in-game appearance, and a cartoon short to go with it.

Ordinary Meowscles looks like one of those action-figure frankensteins bored middle-schoolers would re-animate on a Saturday afternoon. Basically, he’s a disproportionately small Hello Kitty-type head stuck on an alabaster He-Man torso, wearing a pair of desk-sergeant trousers and twin-holstered Dirty Harry firearms.

He was available in that, plus three other styles, in Chapter 2: Season 2’s Battle Pass. If you missed out, now you get him as the jaunty, garbage-eating star of “Toona Trouble.” Meowscles also has an emote, in which he flexes while Trippie Redd rhymes about playing Fortnite. The full track is here.

If you desire to play Fortnite looking like Felix the Cat as a cop who doesn’t play by the rules, Toon Meowscles is available in a bundle for 1,400 V-Bucks (roughly $10). The bundle includes the skin, the emote, and a toona-can back bling. There’s another bundle, for 1,700 V-Bucks, that offers those items plus an animated dumbbell pickaxe, the music track, and a loading screen.

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