RoboCop is live in Fortnite now as the latest character to join Battle Royale.
Robotic justice is about to be served in Fortnite, with the addition of RoboCop to his roster. That’s right, now you can dress up as the 80’s action icon to take down other players with the precision that only a half man, half machine can offer. Additionally, for fans of the original film, the arrival of RoboCop also introduces ED-209 through special emotes and accessories.
Epic Games Creative Director Donald Mustard took to Twitter to share a short introduction video of the newly added action star and his excitement about the skin. The 28-second video plays out like the trailer for an ’80s action movie, complete with gunfights, explosions and slow-motion sequences. It shows RoboCop in action as he shoots his way through a city. Along with the video, Mustard wrote that “some of these just hit a little more ‘I can’t believe that thing we dream and plan for actually happens’!”
Along with RoboCop, players can get a mini ED-209 emote. This allows players to travel in a scaled-down version of one of the antagonist robots from the film. And don’t worry, unlike its movie counterpart, this machine works on stairs. Along with the emote, a larger ED-209 leg can be used as a backup and pickaxe for RoboCop. Both RoboCop and the ED-209 accessories are now available in the item shop. However, like most special skins, it won’t last long. So if you’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to be a cyborg cop on the streets of a dystopian wasteland, now’s your chance.
Of course, RoboCop is just the latest in a long line of pop culture additions to Fortnite. Last week, the game celebrated the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness by adding Scarlet Witch. While RoboCop might be an odd choice for a game where most players don’t even know who they are, it’s all in celebration of the franchise’s 35th anniversary. Plus, Robocop is set to return to the mainstream with an upcoming video game, RoboCop: Rogue City. Sounds like it might be a good time to reacquaint yourself with the supercop.
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