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Batman’s Fortnite crossover is official, underway now

Tilted Towers turns into Gotham for the next two weeks

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Well, the Batman crossover event for Fortnite Battle Royale is now official. That means Tilted Town is now Gotham City and a “Caped Crusader Pack” of cosmetics and weapons will be available until Oct. 6.

The Catwoman Comic Book Outfit is available through the Item Shop, and the Caped Crusader Pack can be obtained from the in-game store. There are other free rewards and challenges, until Oct. 1; one of those rewards is the Catwing Glider.

Epic Games’ official announcement contained some images which showed two outfits for Bats, one a more traditional gray-blue/black getup and the other an eyeball-bleaching homage to the Joel Schumacher flicks. A Bat-glider and a melee weapon appear to be on offer, too.

In the game itself, players will have unlimited redeployment of their bat-themed gliders inside Gotham/Tilted Towers. The weapons they get are the ones leaked earlier this week: the Batman Grapnel Gun and the Explosive Batarang.

The 10-shot Grapnel Gun can be shot at solid environment, and will launch the shooter toward it. At the apex of that launch, the Bat Cape comes out and it functions like a glider, making this a good getaway traversal.

The Explosive Batarang is, per its name, a homing explosive causing 50 damage to players and 200 damage to the environment. It can also be thrown into solid environment, where it acts as a proximity mine for enemies. The thrower or their allies may disarm and pick up Batarangs in their mine state.

The crossover is part of the 10.31 patch, and Epic has more notes on the changes that brings.

The crossover event ties into today’s unofficial official Batman Day celebration, which observes the 80th anniversary of Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27 (which hit stands in May 1939).

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