The six issue mini-series will be available at local comic shops and digitally on April 20th, 2021.
Epic Games’ Fortnite is no stranger to crossovers, the most recent season of the popular battle royale game has already seen crossovers such as The Mandalorian, God of War, Predator and most recently Alien, the list goes on from this season and prior seasons. We’ve also already seen DC make an appearance in the game with skins for Batman, Catwoman and Harley Quinn having been previously available.
Now, Fortnite is the invading DC with a 6 issue mini-series debuting this April. Titled ‘Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point, this series will bring Batman and other DC superheroes together with the extremely popular battle royale game. The series will tell the story of:
“A crack splits the sky above Gotham City… a tear in reality itself. This rift pulls the Dark Knight into a bizarre and unfamiliar world, with no memory of who he is or where he came from…Batman has been drawn into Fortnite!
As he fights to recall his past and escape an endless loop of chaos and struggle, he’ll come face-to-face with the likes of Renegade Raider, Fishstick, Bandolier, and more. While the world’s greatest detective strives to make sense of this strange new world, he’ll uncover the shocking truth about the Island, what lies beyond the Loop, and how everything is connected to the mysterious Zero Point.”
Comic book fans won’t be the only ones benefiting from this crossover as DC and Epic Games has also announced that each issue of the mini-series will include a code for redeemable DC themed digital in game content inspired by the series, starring with Rebirth Harley Quinn Outfit. Also, DC Universe Infinite subscribers will get to read the series for free and redeem the bonus content. Fans who redeem all six codes will also receive a new Armored Batman Zero Outfit for their Fortnite character.
The series will be written by Christos Gage with collaboration by Chief Creative Officer of Epic, Donald Mustard, the series will feature art provided by Reilly Brown, Christian Duce, Nelson DeCastro, and John Kalisz. Gage had this to say about the project:
“When DC first approached me about doing a Batman/Fortnite series I thought it would be a lot of fun,”
”After speaking with Donald and discovering just how deeply we’d be diving into the secrets behind the world of Fortnite, I was amazed! This series will reveal things about Fortnite that have never been seen or heard before yet are very much part of the canon of the game.”
“I’m also looking forward to integrating other DC Super Heroes into the series, characters that Batman has existing relations with,” Gage continued. “It’ll be exciting to share with fans how these relationships will be reshaped in this new world. The art by Reilly, Christian, Nelson, and John is stunning, and my prediction is that this series will blow everybody’s mind, whether you’re a fan of DC, Batman or Fortnite.”
“When developing this project with DC, our mutual goal from day one has been to tell an awesome and authentic Batman story first and foremost,” said Donald Mustard, Chief Creative Officer for Epic Games. “Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point explores what would happen if you trapped the World’s Greatest Detective somewhere with no memory of who he is, in an environment that’s constantly changing. I can’t wait for readers to discover all the surprises, twists, and mysteries that we have in store for them!”
For more information on Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point visit DC Comics