Goku brawls with Darth Vader, John Cena shoots Spider-Man, and Naruto dances with Rick Sanchez to Never Gonna Give You Up. A normal day on the Fortnite island – but madness is causing discussions again on the internet.
Not long ago, the top 10 selection for the youth word of the year was announced. In addition to words like “slay” and “gommemode” there was also the good old “wild” to choose from – defined as a term for “crass, violent” things.
Rarely has a word fit as well as “wild” to what you’ll encounter when you hop onto Fortnite Island in the summer of 2022.
What’s going on in Fortnite? Fortnite has long been a game that has absolutely no problem throwing completely crazy things at its players. UFOs, a Esports Extrasntic rapper, a devastating meteor, superheroes, monster fights – you don’t even know where to start and where to stop.
With the Dragonball event that has just started, Fortnite is going one better. Now not only Darth Vader flies around with his shuttle and tries to finish you off with the power and lightsaber. Now all sorts of players are jetting back and forth on magic clouds and firing the Kamehame-Ha in the face.
Once again, Fortnite draws attention to itself with a healthy pinch of madness. And you have to be able to do that first if you can already see scenes in normal everyday gameplay, such as Spider-Man shooting around or a Predator raining down garbage from another dimension on enemies.
The new event also caused reactions on the Internet. On the “Gaming” subreddit, a single image from the game is getting a lot of attention right now.
Fortnite and its crazy mix: “Exactly the game I wanted when I was 12, 13 years old”
This is the post: On the gaming subreddit, user “tomthedum” posted a recent image from the game, along with the question, “How can this be a real game”? So far, the post has over 61,000 upvotes and more than 3,700 comments.
The picture shows Naruto, Goku, Darth Vader and Rick Sanchez standing in the squad screen. That’s actually just the tip of the iceberg when you look at the ridiculous number of collaborations Fortnite has gone through. But in the comments, the picture makes an impression.
- “It’s like having 250 Fortnite mods installed,” writes user xPaxion (via reddit).
- “Fortnite is now a game where you can pit Naruto, Goku, Rick Sanchez, and Darth Vader against the Demogorgon, Spiderman, Batman, and a T-800 while a Xenomorph, Ariana Grande, John Wick, and Ryu watch from afar “, summarizes user WrstScp (via reddit).
There’s a lot of discussion in the comments about how massive the crossovers have become and how insane the game has gotten. However, there is also criticism of the skins, which should bring Epic a lot of money because you usually have to pay for them.
However, many players just seem to feel transported back to a time when they would have wished for exactly that as a child: “Feel free to join my class action lawsuit against Epic for stealing the script for the huge toy crossover event that I used to host in my bedroom as a kid,” jokes user “soemcallme_doc” (via reddit).
Otherwise, the users talk about the development of the game over the last few years – and how far it has gone from the original idea.
After all, Fortnite used to be a zombie-building survival game that switched its focus to battle royale, only to go in a whole new direction with events, rotating seasons, secret stories, and collaborations like Dragon Ball, Star Wars, and Marvel.
As a player, you can now even completely omit the construction component and simply play the “no-build mode”. Then you no longer need to collect materials, but can search for powerful weapons, Darth Vader’s lightsaber or the new Kamehame-Ha.
It should be clear: Fortnite 2022 basically has nothing to do with the original approach. But how do you like this way? Can you do something with it, or don’t you think much of the many events and collaborations? Tell us in the comments!