Fortnite x Fallout collab confirms our worst fears about Chapter 5 Season 3

Fortnite x Fallout collab confirms our worst fears about Chapter 5 Season 3
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Tom Chapman


22nd May 2024 13:25

We can hear the distant rumbling of mechanical footsteps, and as Epic Games prepares to drop a nuke on Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2, we're sure to feel the 'fallout' in Chapter 5 Season 3. Going under the name of Wrecked, the next season is expected to embrace the apocalypse in a big way. 

As we get ready to race into action with a reported Mad Max-themed crossover, this isn't the only apocalyptic adventure making its mark on the map. Given that Bethesda's Fallout franchise is one of gaming's most popular, it was only a matter of time until it landed in Fortnite. 

Looks like you'll have to pay for the Fortnite x Fallout collab


Epic Games has revealed an official teaser for the Fortnite collab, showing off the T-60 Power Armor. Unfortunately, this has left us with more questions than answers. While we'd always guessed some form of Power Armor would be here, there's a concerning mention that "some optional items require purchase." 

Fortnite has always made its money off the back of microtransactions, and with the brief teaser showing off five Power Armour variants, we doubt you're going to be able to add them all to your wardrobe without stumping up. In particular, the Black Knight-inspired variant looks like it'll cost a pretty penny.

It's possible that at least one version of the Power Armor will appear in the Battle Pass, but with this being Fortnite, they could all be shop-exclusive purposes. We'd hoped that the Power Armor would've been a mythic weapon or worked like mechs, but the teaser seemingly confirms it'll be a skin(s). 

New weapons and familiar favourites

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There's plenty of good news, as Chapter 5 Season 3 clearly introduces a lot of new mechanics and weapons. Eagle-eyed fans noted there appears to be a Nuka-Cola-themed consumable, which we imagine will give you some sort of agility boost.

Elsewhere, one of the Power Armor suits looks like it had a flamethrower. We're not sure how a flamethrower would work, but the idea of torching your enemies is an intriguing one. It also appears there's a new kind of grapple gun, while there's the cryptic tease of the Minigun's return. 

With Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 expected to race into our lives on May 24, there isn't long to wait until we can dive into all this mechanical mayhem. Expect the teasers to ramp up as we prepare to power up our Power Armor. We just hope you've been saving your V-Bucks. 

Tom Chapman
About the author
Tom Chapman
Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.
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