Fortnite showing up in mainstream media is nothing new. Although let's be honest, at this point, Fortnite is mainstream media. Nevertheless, so far in 2019, Epic Games has been teaming up with numerous other franchises in order to bring them to Fortnite Island. A Marvel collab allowed players to use Avenger weapons in-game, and a few weeks later those same players were granted the opportunity to assume the identity of John Wick.
Those two big-time collaborations were no coincidence. They both happened at a time when the related movie studios were releasing blockbusters in theaters. For Marvel, it was Avengers: Endgame and in terms of John Wick, it was the third chapter of the action franchise, Parabellum. At E3, Epic revealed what crossover event is coming next, and it's a biggie.
As reported by Game Rant, Epic has teamed up with Netflix in order to bring a Stranger Things event to Fortnite Island. In true Fortnite style, that is basically all the information we were given. There was no release date or details on what skins and LTMs might be coming along with it. However, we can assume that whatever the collaboration consists of, it will be landing on the island fairly soon.
We're assuming that due to the release date of Stranger Things'sseason 3 on July 4, 2019, it's probably safe to assume that the crossover event will coincide with the release, and hopefully last a week or two. What we hadn't noticed is Epic hinted at this collab in-game before the announcement. It did so by adding the Scoops Ahoy Ice Cream Parlor to Fortnite's Mega Mall. The parlor features prominently in the trailer for the new season.
Both Netflix and Stranger Things appear to be very keen to venture further into the gaming universe. As well as its collaboration with Fortnite, Stranger Things will also be releasing a game exclusive to Nintendo Switch on July 4. The creatively named Stranger Things 3: The Game. Plus, in 2020, a Stranger Things RPG will be released on mobile.