Fortnite’s Latest Leaks Hint at a Street Fighter Crossover Event
A Fortnite and Street Fighter crossover event appears to be on its way, according to newly leaked assets.
Fortnite dataminers, including ShiinaBR and Lucas7yoshi, posted images on Twitter that point towards the iconic fighting franchise being the next entry in Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 5. According to ShiinaBR, Fortnite’s latest multiverse portal has been labelled ‘Skirmish’, and the images embedded in their tweet suggests that Street Fighter’s world is about to collide with Fortnite.
Skirmish Portal Audio! pic.twitter.com/Q4V3MRBgFy
— ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) February 19, 2021
The pictures appear to show Street Fighter 2’s Suzaku Castle level, and an accompanying audio file hints that Ryu will be part of the Street Fighter crossover. A warped version of Ryu’s theme can be heard playing alongside the leaked images, so it wouldn’t be a complete surprise to see Ryu added in as a character or earnable skin.
Meanwhile, Lucas7yoshi’s tweet seemingly shows how the Street Fighter portal will look when it arrives in-game. Again, the portal shows Sukazu Castle acting as an entry point to Fortnite’s map, but it doesn’t provide any other details on what other characters or content might bridge the gap between the two games.
Street Fighter portal is now active.pic.twitter.com/LXTFzBoODu
— Lucas7yoshi – Fortnite Leaks (@Lucas7yoshi) February 19, 2021
Fortnite dataminers have allegedly been unable to decipher which Street Fighter characters will be added to Fortnite. According to Eurogamer, two encrypted files have been found in Fortnite’s code, but their identities are unknown. Given how popular Ryu and Chun-Li are among the Street Fighter fanbase, though, it’s possible that they will be the fighters that enter Fortnite’s world.
If the rumours are true, Street Fighters will be the latest series to cross over into Fortnite in recent times. Characters from the Marvel, Star Wars, Terminator, Predator, and Walking Dead franchises have all arrived at some point in Season 2 Chapter 5, while video game characters including Master Chief and Kratos have also been turned up as skins.
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Tom Power is a UK-based freelance journalist. Follow him on Twitter.