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“Stuff like this drives major sales”- The Last of Us Meets Fortnite, Epic Games CCO Hints at a Collaboration Sending Waves of Excitement in the Community

Published 04/16/2023, 9:00 AM EDT

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Naughty Dog’s Magnum Opus series, the Last of Us, doesn’t need any introduction anymore. Whether the highly acclaimed HBO television series or the award-winning gaming franchise, the Last of Us is known by almost everyone in one way or the other. And after loads of anticipation, the Fortnite X Last of Us collab may finally become a reality. 

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The world-renowned Battle Royale FPS, Fortnite, is known for all of its wacky collaborations with some of the biggest brands and IPs in the world. From Anime to even other games, Fortnite can collaborate with anyone, and after the recent tease by the Chief Creative Officer, the hope finally seems possible that Last of Us will, at last, come to the world of Fortnite. 

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On April 15, 2023, a tweet dropped the bombshell on the community. Although the details were very vague and unclear, as per the tweet, Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard mentioned that a “last of us collab could happen in the future”. However, there haven’t been any official announcements backing this claim. 

The tweet featured a picture of Mustard sitting at the Sands: International Film Festival in Scotland. It is not clear who was interviewing him, or what was the context behind the claim, but fans have been showing massive hype behind the alleged leak. Speculations and rumors have already started to spread across the internet. 


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The tweet also shared some amazing behind the scene facts about the near future of the game. According to the “leak”, Mustard had confirmed that Fortnite’s heroic team, consisting of some high-profile actors, The Seven, aren’t dead and they are most likely to make an appearance very soon. 

I also shared some funny tidbits like, the famous Fortnite data miner/ leaker and content creator, iFireMonkey, is actually an acquaintance of Donald. And the iconic Peely skin was made as a prank on Donald’s content creator brother, Mustard Plays, who apparently isn’t fond of bananas. MustardPlays confirmed this by replying with, “Bananas are the worst!”

The Fan’s Reaction to the Leak

Fans are very hopeful about the leak, as many have already made speculations and theories about the event. Among them, many are wondering which look is EPIC planning to take for the collaborative skins. Will they make the skins akin to the HBO show or will they pay tribute to the original game by adapting the look? Only time may tell…


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Rituraj Halder

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Rituraj Halder is an eSports writer with a strong presence in the Indie community. With a deep passion for story-driven adventure RPGs, Rituraj has spent half his life crafting intriguing narratives inspired by them, making him a modern-day storyteller in his own right. His extensive experience as a scriptwriter for entertainment shows gives him a unique edge in understanding the world of sports entertainment.

Edited By: Akash Pandhare