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Fallout is coming to Fortnite

As part of next week's Chapter 5 Season 3.

Fortnite promotional art showing a close-up of someone in Brotherhood of Steel T-60 power armour surrounded by smoke.
Image credit: Epic Games/Bethesda

In news that should be of no surprise to anyone given Fortnite's all-consuming nature, post-apocalyptic RPG series Fallout will soon be making an appearance in the battle royale game.

Fallout is, of course, currently enjoying a bit of a renaissance thanks to Amazon's recent live-action TV adaptation, making it a prime target for the popularity vampire that is Fortnite.

Fortnite's impending Fallout collaboration was teased on its official X account, where a winky face and thumbs-up emoji (squint a bit and it could be Vault Boy) accompanied an image of someone in T-60 power armour staring pensively out of frame amid clouds of belching smoke.

A little more information was shared in Fortnite itself; as per a caption under the same image in-game, Fortnite's next season - officially titled Chapter 5 Season 3: Wrecked - is said to come "courtesy of the Brotherhood of Steel" when it begins on 24th May. At which point players can probably expect Fallout-themed skins, quests, and whatever else Epic can cook up as all involved look to capitalise on the Bethesda series' recent success.

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Fallout's impending arrival in Fortnite will follow the battle royale game's recent collaborations with Star Wars - to celebrate 4th May - and pop star Billie Eilish. Entities less likely to appear in Fortnite in the coming months include the Netherlands' Authority for Consumers and Markets - which has fined Epic €1.1m, accusing it of "unfair commercial practices aimed at children" - and rap star Doja Cat, who isn't particularly happy with Epic thanks to Fortnite's Chains of Hades.

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