Fortnite has never shied away from representing big brands in its games, so it comes as no surprise that the latest addition to the metaverse is Dune. The upcoming movie, starring Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides and Zendaya as Chani, has now been Fortnite-ified, according to a leak on Twitter from HYPEX:
The Zendaya model looks pretty faithful to her real-life counterpart in these higher definition screenshots:
But who is this guy? This is not Timmy Chalamet, heartthrob star of Call Me By Your Name, Little Women, and pretty much every other blockbuster movie right now:
Alongside everyone’s favourite Muad’Dib and his best friend/lover, Fortnite players will also have the chance to sport Chani’s Satchel, a “Fremkit” which looks almost exactly like Chani’s Satchel, ride an Ornithopter, and Maker Hooks and Twinblades as Harvesting Tools. There’s also a new emote, the “Sand Walk” — gotta make sure those worms can’t detect your rhythm — and a loading screen depicting a very Fortnite interpretation of a Sandworm that’s been crossed with Fishstick.
We’re just a little surprised that the Crysknife and the Gom Jabbar didn’t get made into weapons. Come on! These things write themselves! Also, let us play as the Sandworm, ya cowards.
The Dune cosmetics and characters will be introduced as part of Chapter 2, Season 8. There are no price details (although placeholder prices have been leaked) and no release date yet, although HYPEX speculates that they’ll arrive “tonight/tomorrow” — that’s October 18th or 19th — when the store updates at 8pm ET.
So, Dune fans: Thoughts? Let us know in the comments. And remember: He who controls the spice, controls the Battle Bus.