Fortnite Teases Marvel’s Blade the Daywalker
Season 4 of Fortnite has been the biggest season for crossovers involving Marvel characters. The 14.20 patch notes have recently been sent to Fortnite creators, and something is fascinating hidden in it. In the unofficial patch notes, a “Daywalker” was referenced. As someone deeply in-tune with Marvel comics, this writer came to the same conclusion as everyone else: Twilight x Fortnite crossover! We’re kidding. It seems like Marvel’s Blade the Daywalker will be joining Fortnite as the latest addition to the Marvel x Fortnite collaboration.
Connect the Dots. . . Letters
Of course, this wasn’t confirmed, but the Tweet sent out with the unofficial patch notes is very clear what it spells out if you’re reading it. Through the list of updates, certain letters are red instead of white. These spell out “DAYWALKER.” The only two Daywalkers in Marvel comics that are easily thought of are Blade or Drake. It’s a “secret code,” but only in the loosest definition of the word.
Other vampires call Blade the Daywalker since he is half-human, half-vampire. As a dhampir, he can walk under the sun without bursting into flames, and only suffers a craving for blood. Blade is a fantastic choice. He’s a powerful hero in the Marvel universe and prominently featured with the Avengers in last year’s “The War of the Realms” crossover.
As far as when, probably within a week or so as a skin on the in-game store. We imagine there will be video teasers to lead up to it, which we have not seen quite yet. Blade is a cult favorite, working with some of the most awesome supernatural heroes/anti-heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, like Ghost Rider. We could all be wrong! Blade’s not the only vampire in Marvel, after all. Could this be a reveal for Michael Morbius?
Yeah, we didn’t think so either. This is very clearly a shot at summoning Blade the Daywalker into Fortnite for a limited time. It makes sense to tease and drop Blade the Daywalker into Fortnite since he is getting his film for Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Mahershala Ali will be replacing Wesley Snipes, and we’re sure it will still be a hit.
Keep your eyes open to see when and where Blade hits Fortnite!