‘Tomb Raider’ protagonist Lara Croft could be coming to ‘Fortnite’
A Fortnite dataminer has uncovered new data that suggests Tomb Raider’s iconic protagonist Lara Croft may be headed to the popular battle royale game.
According to Fortnite leaker and data miner Mang0e, a skin codenamed “Typhoon” will be added into the popular battle royale game, and it will be a female character. The leak also showed that the potential skin may feature reactive elements, and that its portal will “flicker”.
Check out Mang0e’s tweet below.
A new crossover skin, “Typhoon” will arrive soon.
– The skin will be female
– The skin might have reactive styles
– It’s portal seems to have a custom “flicker” effect
Portal Image via @ximton <3 pic.twitter.com/hTEpHwveU6
— Mang0e | Fortnite Dataminer (@Mang0e_) January 16, 2021
Fans have since flooded Mang0e with replies on Twitter, speculating that the character in question could be Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft.
Check out a few of the tweets below.
Maybe she has a reactive totem or something it’s prolly Lara Croft
— VynomAndrek (@VynomAndrek) January 16, 2021
Lara? mhm… :O
— Anonym_Player01 (@afkkeks) January 16, 2021
While the skin has not been confirmed by Epic Games nor any other official account, the Tomb Raider Twitter account did send out a cryptic tweet on on January 12 a tweet that featured several emojis in a thought bubble – one of them being a pickaxe, an item synonymous with Fortnite.
╭◜◝ ͡ ◜ ͡ ◜◝ ◜ ͡ ◝ ◜ ╮
( ⛏️🏃🏻♀️🏹 )
╰◟◞ ͜ ◟◞◟◞ ͜ ◟◞ ͜ ◞ ╯
— Tomb Raider (@tombraider) January 11, 2021
If a Lara Croft skin is really in the works, it would not be surprising, given the game’s rich history of tie-ins with other franchises. Following the game’s Marvel-themed season last year, the latest season of Fortnite introduced skins based on Star Wars’ The Mandalorian, Kratos from God Of War, Master Chief from Halo and DC’s Green Arrow.
In other news, Square Enix has announced a new Tomb Raider mobile game. Tomb Raider Reloaded will be a free-to-play mobile action arcade, and will feature iconic enemies from the franchise’s mainline instalments including wolves, giant spiders, and a T-Rex. Little else has been announced about the game, although it is slated to release sometime in 2021 for iOS and Android devices.
Published at Tue, 19 Jan 2021 06:28:40 +0000
‘Apex Legends’ Season 8 introduces new hero Fuse, a demolitions expert
Respawn Entertainment has revealed Fuse, the 16th playable character for its popular battle royale game Apex Legends.
Fuse was announced through the latest Stories From The Outlands clip, titled ‘Good As Gold’, which showcases the new chracters’ origins before he makes his grand entrance in Apex Legends.
The animated short shows Fuse and his unnamed companion growing up on the rough streets of Salvo. The two stumble upon a gold grenade attached to a corpse and take it for themselves. The two are seen growing up as demolitions experts and playfully fighting for ownership over the grenade.
Over the course of the clip, Fuse turns his attention to cage fighting, and eventually announces his plans to leave Salvo to compete in the Apex Games. His decision doesn’t sit well with his companion, and the two engage in a brawl. She eventually hurls the unpinned gold grenade at Fuse, who loses an arm in the process.
Watch the video here.
The clip ends with the announcement that Season Eight of Apex Legends will kick off on February 2. EA’s website has also confirmed that the new season will see the addition of a new weapon – the 30-30 Repeater rifle. The rifle is described as “Salvo’s most popular weapon” and “picks apart the opposition with hard-hitting rounds”.
Apex Legends is currently available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. The game is also scheduled to arrive on Nintendo Switch, but was delayed in late October. A release date for the game on Switch has not been announced.
Published at Tue, 19 Jan 2021 06:13:45 +0000