Fortnite Brings In Harley Quinn for Birds of Prey Special Event
Harley Quinn herself has made her way to Fortnite in the form of new skins in a promotional event for the release of Birds of Prey.
While the DC Extended Universe line of movies has had its share of hits and misses, the movie franchise lately has had plenty of successes thanks to hits like Aquaman, Shazam!, and though it’s not officially part of the DCEU, the Academy Award-nominated Joker. The latest in DC’s run of movies is Birds of Prey (otherwise known by its full title, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) which lands in theaters, and while Harley Quinn is taking out her furious vengeance at the movies, she is also making some time to bring anarchy to Fortnite.
After several weeks of teasing and hints, Epic Games officially pulled back the curtain on its latest event, which is a collaboration with Birds of Prey to celebrate the movie’s release in theaters this weekend. Specifically, the event itself brings several new skins into the game modeled after Harley Quinn herself. The Fortnite Item Shop now features the Harley Quinn bundle, which includes the Harley Quinn outfit (as she appears in 2016’s Suicide Squad), the Harley Hitter, and the Punchline Pickaxes. Players will also be able to complete challenges to earn the Always Fantabulous Harley skin, which is modeled after her appearance in Birds of Prey. Both skins will be available to earn or purchase from now through February 17, 2020, giving a two week window to live out your Harley Quinn-themed dreams.
Fortnite of course has been no stranger to timed promotional events, specifically ones themed around major upcoming movie releases. After kicking things off with the Thanos event for Avengers: Infinity War nearly two years ago, Fortnite has crossed over with everything from John Wick, to Stranger Things, and most recently to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker this past holiday season. Granted, it would make sense that the game would feature a promotional event with the release of Birds of Prey, and it looks like a fantabulous one at that.
Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android – basically just about everything. Meanwhile, Birds of Prey hits theaters this weekend.