Fortnite has never shied away from representing big brands in their games, so it’s no surprise that the latest addition to the metaverse is Dune… The upcoming film, starring Timothy Chalamet as Paul Atreides and Zendaya as Chani, has now garnered Fortnite support, according to a Twitter leak from HYPEX:
Zendaya’s model looks pretty much the same as her real-life counterpart in these high resolution screenshots:
But who is this guy? This is not Timmy Chalamet, heartbreaker Call me by your name, Small woman, and almost every other blockbusters right now:
Along with everyone’s beloved Muad’Dib and his best friend / lover, Fortnite players will also have the option to carry a Chani bag, a Fremkit that looks almost like Chani’s bag, ride an ornithopter, and use Maker hooks and double blades as tools for harvesting. There’s also a new emote, Sand Walk – make sure these worms can’t figure out your rhythm – and a loading screen that depicts a very accurate Fortnite interpretation of the sand worm that was crossed with Fish stick…
We’re just a little surprised that Crysknife and Gom Jabbar haven’t turned into weapons. Come on! These things are written by themselves! Also, let’s play Sandworm, cowards.
Dune cosmetics and characters will be featured in Season 8 of Chapter 2. No pricing information is available (although leaked placeholder prices) and no release date yet, although HYPEX expects them to appear. “tonight / tomorrow“- This is October 18th or 19th with store updates at 8:00 pm ET.
So Dune fans: Thoughts? Let us know in the comments. And remember: whoever controls the spice controls the battle bus.