Fortnite Cable, Psylocke, and Domino Now Available
Epic Games is expanding Fortnite battle royale even further today with the release of more officially branded characters for players to use online in matches. If you’ve always wanted to look like some of the X-Men characters like Fortnite Cable, then you are going to be happy this week.
Three New X-Men Join Fortnite
Epic Games revealed in-game that there are three new Marvel characters that you can pick up starting today in the daily item shop. Those three characters are the aforementioned Fortnite Cable as well as Domino and Psylocke. The three of them are the latest crossover additions to the title.
As such, they follow up on their friend, teammate, and crazy Merc with a Mouth pal Deadpool that has been in the game for a while now. This confirms our predictions regarding the leak that happened earlier this week with the launch of update 12.40.
All three of these characters appeared in the game files for the battle royale title when the update launched on Wednesday, April 15, and it hinted that Deadpool wouldn’t be the only X-Men in the game for too much longer. And that leak ended up being true with the launch of these heroes today.
It is no surprise that the new characters launched today alongside the release of the week nine Deadpool challenges. Ever since the beginning of the season, the challenges in this crossover event with Marvel and Deadpool have been relegated to Fridays with the normal weekly missions on Thursdays.
X-Force Is Now Complete
This way, players can complete their standard challenges on Thursdays and then dedicate Fridays to doing the tasks that are necessary for unlocking the latest Deadpool reward. This week’s reward is a rather interesting one and it ties in nicely with the release of these three heroes.
The reward this week is the X-Force skin variant for Deadpool that follows up on the unmasked option from last week. As Deadpool gets the X-Force option for his skin, it makes sense for the rest of the X-Force team to show up in battle royale as well.
As such, we now have Fortnite Cable, Psylocke, and Domino in battle royale available for collecting. However, when it comes to unlocking these three heroes, you are not going to just unlock them in the way that we did for Deadpool a couple of weeks ago through the challenges.
They don’t have any challenges of their own nor can you just unlock them in the battle royale title. You have to purchase these three skins in the game unlike Deadpool, which is unfortunate as he has spoiled us with not having to purchase his outfit.
How to Unlock Fortnite Cable, Domino, and Psylocke
To get all three of the new superheroes, you are going to want to head to the item shop when you log into the game. When you arrive there, you are likely to see the strange and bizarre Deadpool mashup skins that have been there for a little while now, making twists on existing Fortnite characters.
To the far left of them, though, are the three new characters that you can get in Fortnite beginning today. They are, unfortunately, only available for purchase using V-Bucks so you might have to shell out some cold hard, digital cash if you would like to unlock them.
Since they are official crossovers with existing comic book properties, these are premium skins that you are going to pay some top-dollar prices for if you want to play as them in the game. You can buy each skin individually for 1,500 V-Bucks or around $15.
That is a steep price, especially if you are interested in any of the accessory items like gliders and pickaxes. Fortunately, there is a bundle, confirming what the original leak said about the three X-Men characters that save you a bunch of money in the process.
How Much the Skins Cost
If you are interested in getting all three of them for your locker, you can spend 3,000 V-Bucks ($30) and get all three of them together at the same time. That is getting one of the skins for free if you were to buy them all individually otherwise.
This is great for those collectors who want to get all of the skins and save money at the same time, especially given how much you have to spend. On the other hand, though, it only benefits those who are interested in at least two of the characters released.
If you are, the bundle is great since you’ll get the two (or all three) that you wanted plus one for free for the same price as you would have paid for only two. However, if you are only interested in the Fortnite Cable or Psylocke skin, for instance, and just want one, you are better off just buying that particular skin for 1,500 V-Bucks.
Beyond that, there are other items that you can get like a glider for Psylocke and some pickaxes for all three characters. Interestingly enough, you can purchase all three pickaxes separately or in a bundle as well, pairing up nicely with the skin bundle also available.
How Much the Accessories Cost
Unfortunately, there is no complete bundle that comes with everything all included for a money-saving price. But if you are wanting to get the three pickaxes for each of the three skins, you can buy them in a bundle of three for 2,500 V-Bucks.
If you were to purchase them individually, you would pay 1,200 for Psylocke’s pickaxe, which is a bit more than the other two who go for 800 each. So, if you do want all three to complete your set and have everything from the X-Men, you will save a few hundred V-Bucks with the accessories bundle.
At this time, no end date has been given for the Fortnite Cable, Domino, and Psylocke characters in the item shop, however, the shop changes pretty regularly. If we were to guess, we think they would last at least a week, if not until several weeks, but this might not be the case. If you are interested, be sure to grab what you want before the end of this weekend as there is no telling when these awesome crossover skins will leave.