Rumor: Halo x Fortnite crossover, or compelling fake?
While it hasn't been confirmed officially, it does look pretty legit.
What you need to know
- Recent leaks have emerged that suggest there will be a Halo crossover event for Fortnite soon.
- A Master Chief skin, Mongoose emote, and Pelican glider have all been leaked online.
- Additionally, there may also be a Capture the Flag mode based on reports.
- This was likely the source of recent rumors that Halo Infinite would have a battle royale mode.
Recently, leaks of what appears to be a special Halo crossover event in Fortnite have emerged on Twitter. Based on everything that has been leaked so far, there will be three new cosmetics available to players: A Master Chief skin, a Mongoose emote, and a Pelican glider. You can take a look at all three in the Tweet below:
Here's some images of the Halo Cosmetics, these are confirmed to be real. https://t.co/kycgIuSSWl pic.twitter.com/y4umAc8UduHere's some images of the Halo Cosmetics, these are confirmed to be real. https://t.co/kycgIuSSWl pic.twitter.com/y4umAc8Udu— Fortnite: Battle Royale Leaks (@FNBRLeaks) December 3, 2020December 3, 2020
Additionally, there are reports that there will be a special Capture the Flag mode in Fortnite that's inspired by the one offered in the Halo games.
While the credibility of these leaks is in question, it's undeniable that the assets that have appeared on social media look very official and believable, albeit at low resolutions. We're expecting that the leaks are true and that the crossover will be officially announced soon, but ultimately, only time will tell.
Something else worth noting is that this crossover is most likely the source of the rumor that Halo Infinite may potentially have a battle royale mode. Overall, we like the idea, but it's probably not going to happen since 343 Industries called the rumors "unfounded."
Fortnite: Battle Royale is available now for free on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 PCs. Meanwhile, Halo Infinite is expected to release sometime in 2021 on Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One consoles, and Windows 10 PCs.
Currency you'll need
Get ALL the cosmetics
V-Bucks are Fortnite's in-game currency that allows you to purchase awesome cosmetics. You'll most likely need them to get the Halo-themed cosmetics if the crossover ends up happening.
The next adventure in the saga
A new Great Journey awaits
Halo Infinite is sure to be an incredible game filled with wonder, adventure, and more. We just don't know when we'll be seeing it all just yet.
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Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.