Borderlands invades Fortnite with new crossover event

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Borderlands fever is kicking into full gear with the impending release of Borderlands 3. To celebrate the launch of the massive sequel to Gearbox’s iconic loot-shooter franchise, Fortnite is taking a trip to Pandora with a special crossover event in the latest version of the game.

Epic Games and 2K Games have announced the brand new “Fortnite x Mayhem” crossover event, which brings the worlds of Borderlands and Fortnite together – literally. Download version 10.20 of Fortnite and hop in to find a brand new rift zone on the island that resembles the iconic alien world Pandora. Players who enter this region will automatically don the iconic cel-shaded art style fromĀ Borderlands. Hang around long enough without taking damage, and you’ll even start generating a shield.

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Outside of a new map addition, players can also find a slew of new Borderlands-themed items to customize themselves with. There’s a player skin themed after the iconic Psycho Bandit enemy from the Borderlands series, and a backbling that puts your favorite loud-mouthed yellow robot Claptrap on your back. You can even complete the look with a set of Psycho Buzz Axes. Players looking to get in on the fun without spending a dime can complete new Mayhem challenges to unlock a variety of sprays and weapon wraps based on Borderlands, too.

Fortnite version 10.20 is live now, along with the Fortnite x Mayhem crossover event. The event will last until Sept 10.


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