I recently wrote about the enduring money-making machine that is Fortnite as Epic Games recently attracted fifteen million concurrent players to the battle royale game during their Marvel Galactus event. Well, now they’ve managed to obtain one of the most stoic and serious characters in gaming as a skin within Fortnite: Kratos from the God of War series. Kratos will join the likes of Agent Peely- a giant banana-; Mancake- the man with pancakes for a head and of course Fishstick- a literal fish person. Serious stuff, I tell you.
Kratos comes equipped with Mimir- a Norse mythology figure with great wisdom and who also happens to be a decapitated head- attached to his back like in the 2018 game. He also comes with a pickaxe in the style of his Leviathan Axe- which also has a built-in emote called the Freezing Burst-, all for the low, low price of 2,200 V Bucks (or 1,500 V Bucks if you only want the skin and Mimir). You can also get a special armoured version of Kratos is if you play the game on the PlayStation 5. Kratos is available across all platforms where you can play Fortnite and not just the PlayStation, despite his franchise being a Sony exclusive.
Honestly, I’m not too sure how I feel about this skin. Kratos just doesn’t seem to fit the Fortnite aesthetic if you ask me, due to that whole stoicism thing I mentioned earlier. That being said at the end of the day, it is all a little bit of fun. And let’s be honest, there is nothing more fun than chopping up bad guys with Kratos’s Leviathan Axe. Maybe they’ll bring in his Blades of Chaos at some point or include Atreus as a companion? Epic Games, make it happen.
Check out the trailer for Kratos below.