Fortnite and DC Comics are teaming up once more, and fans can enjoy new related items, both physical and digital, later this month. On October 26, a new one-shot comic, Batman/Fortnite: Foundation, will launch in comic shops, and buyers will unlock the new Batman Who Laughs Fortnite skin as well as some other in-game items for no charge. Here’s what you need to know about Batman/Fortnite: Foundation and all the complimentary Item Shop cosmetics you can grab with the comic book.
The one-shot comic will debut on October 26 and, as you may have guessed based on the name, will feature the mysterious Fortnite original character The Foundation in a prominent role. If the cover art is to be believed, it seems the Dark Knight and Fortnite’s man of mystery (who is definitely voiced by The Rock) will do battle, though the reason for their feud isn’t known just yet–we’ll have to read it to learn that.
We haven’t seen The Foundation since he fell into deep waters following the alien attack that kicked off Season 7, and we still don’t really know whether he’s an ally of Jonesy’s, Slone’s, or perhaps led by motivations that are entirely his own. Fortnite loves an elongated mystery, though at least one prominent fan wonders if this upcoming comic is more closely linked to the canon than we know right now.
Anyone who buys the comic in any format will also receive a code for several new DC Comics in-game skins including:
- The Batman Who Laughs skin
- Robin’s Perch back bling
- Dark Days loading screen
If you want the new cosmetics but don’t want the comic book, you can find The Batman Who Laughs and his bundled cosmetics, including some not included in the comic, in the Fortnite Item Shop on the same day as the comic’s launch. Specifically, he’ll appear in the digital store on October 26 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET.
Who Is The Batman Who Laughs?
If you’re unfamiliar with this alternate take on DC’s most beloved character, don’t fret. He’s not been around very long and we’re happy to catch you up. The Batman Who Laughs is a 2017 invention of Scott Snyder, the longtime Batman scribe who reimagined Bruce Wayne as a twisted hero who finally breaks, kills Joker, and falls from grace, eventually going mad and adopting parts of Joker’s unhinged persona. Of all the Batman skins already in Fortnite, this is certainly the most unlike the others.
In Fortnite, The Batman Who Laughs will be part of the new Dark Multiverse cosmetic set, named as a nod to the comics’ storyline that sees worlds literally collide–typical comic book stuff, to be honest. That might mean we’ll see more DC heroes and villains come to the game via this new set–and certainly other sets anyway. There have been rumors of a Lex Luthor skin too, so we’ll keep on the lookout for such a leak or reveal.