Following last season’s final battle, the zero point became exposed. The danger? Island characters are now at risk of breaking out of the loop. Unable to prevent this on his own, Agent Jones appealed to realities beyond the loop, including one that PlayStation fans are familiar with.
Among the first characters to arrive beyond the loop is Kratos. As Kratos, you may have taken down the Valkyries of centuries past, but now is the time to wage a battle that will shape the future of the island … Join the hunt to make sure no one escapes the loop .
Below, we’d love to learn more about what it’s like to fight this back-to-back battle as Kratos – specifically, all of his gear, and a brief overview of Chapter 2 – Season 5 gameplay.
Be what the gods made you
Kicking off the new Gaming Legends series is the Oathbreaker set, consisting of the Kratos outfit and gear from his time in Midgard – all available now in the Item Shop for purchase. Take Kratos with you to join the hunt.
In your previous exploits as Kratos, you have probably donned many types of armor. As a nod to his Nordic adventures, when you play a Fortnite match on your PlayStation 5 after purchasing the Kratos outfit, you will unlock the glorious gold armored Kratos style.
The Guardian Shield Glider is also available for purchase in the Item Shop, a keepsake from Kratos’ beloved wife, Laufey the Just. And since Mimir gave you wisdom in Midgard, he has his back to the island as well: take the lead with you into battle in the form of Mimir Back Bling.
Brok and Sindri are also on your side – harness the power of the Leviathan Ax while you harvest with the Leviathan Ax Pickaxe.
The Leviathan Ax pickaxe is special in more than one way, as this pickaxe includes a built-in emote. With the built-in Freezing Burst emote, show off the Frozen Leviathan.
The hunt is on
At Epic, we’re thrilled that Kratos is joining the hunt. Not only does his story make him a great candidate for Agent Jones’ mission, his legendary status makes him a valued addition to the world of Fortnite.
From Santa Monica Studio, Cory Barlog also spoke of the enthusiasm around the partnership:
“Having Kratos in Fortnite is a mashup we’ve been talking about for a long time, so it’s especially gratifying to see the collaboration come to fruition! The first thing I’ll do with Kratos in the game is hold my hand or maybe take a moonlit walk with Mancake. I’m very excited about the Guardian Shield glider, this stuff is awesome.
I want to thank all of the developers at Epic for the incredible job they did in making Kratos in Fortnite. I am really impressed with their talent and their passion.
Need a Chapter 2 – Season 5 primer before you get started? You might have a familiar ally in Kratos, but the battle itself is quite different from past seasons.
In addition to new weapons and locations, this season brings all new gameplay. As a hunter, you can take on quests and bounties from island characters, get information from them, buy their “exotic” weapons, or hire them to be on your side. And if you don’t want to negotiate, you can challenge them to a duel and reap the rewards.
This exchange of goods and services works on Bars: your reward for completing quests and bounties and eliminating players. (You can also find bars hidden around the island!) But be careful there: others may have a bounty on you …
Your targets are waiting. Join the hunt.