Ripley and Alien Xenomorph Officially Arrive in Fortnite

Published 02/26/2021, 7:14 AM EST


Despite releasing 3 years ago, Fortnite is still one of the most popular games in the world. Even though the battle royale witnessed a steady downfall in its user-base at the beginning of Chapter 2, it has risen to prominence yet again.

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To say that the number of collaborations with other brands has played a huge role in Fortnite’s ever-growing success would be an understatement.

The ongoing Chapter 2 Season 5 is a perfect example of the same. From the Mandalorian to Predator, several bounty hunters from popular games and film franchises have arrived on the Fortnite island.

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The latest characters to make the list are Ripley and the Xenomorph from Alien. Apparently, Agent Jonesy teleported to LV-426, the home to a colony of Xenomorphs, and brought back the endoparasitoid extraterrestrial being and the exceptional Warrant Officer with him.

Fortnite informed the fans about the new bounty hunters through a blog post and a tweet:

The cosmetic sets for Ripley and the Xenomorph are now available in the Item Shop, and contain the following items:

  • Xenomorph skin
  • Xenomorph Trail Back Bling
  • Xeno Menace built-in Emote
  • Ripley outfit
  • Ripley Nostromo Crew outfit variant
  • Weyland-Utani Cat Carrier (along with Jonesy the Cat)

Furthermore, there’s a Space Gear bundle that comprises these exciting items:

  • P-500 Power Loader Arm Pickaxe
  • Cheyenne Dropship Glider
  • Burst Case Scenario Emote
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Fortnite Creative Director Donald Mustard is a huge Alien fan

Donald Mustard leaves no opportunity to appreciate the efforts of his developing team. The latest collaboration with Alien is no exception, as the Creative Director heavily appreciated both the characters on Twitter.

It is safe to assume that Donald Mustard is a huge Alien fan himself. He certainly wasn’t wrong in calling the Xenomorph and Ripley two of the most iconic characters of all time.

Considering the franchise’s astounding success over the years, collaborating with Alien is a colossal achievement even for a game as big as Fortnite. The developers are proud of the skins they’ve created and expect the community to feel the same:

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Interestingly, Predator is currently living like a boss on Fortnite island. The arrival of Xenomorph has now opened up a possibility for Epic Games to recreate the historical crossover between the Alien and Predator franchises.

Hence, a battle between Predator and Xenomorph as bosses before Chapter 2 Season 5 of Fortnite ends won’t be a surprise.

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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