Check out the trailer for the Fortnite Kratos skin
Update: Kratos from God of War has officially made his way to Fortnite. The Kratos Outfit can be purchased from the item store individually or as part of the Oathbreaker set.
The Oathbreaker set includes the Guardian Shield Glider, the Mimir Back Bling, and the Leviathan Axe Pickaxe, which activates the Freezing Burst Emote. Then there’s the PS5-exclusive Armored Kratos Style, a separate skin that you can get by buying the Kratos Outfit and then playing a match on PS5. The rest of the new cosmetics are available on every platform, despite God of War being a PlayStation-exclusive IP.
Fortnite is getting a new skin for Chapter 2 Season 5, and it’s none other than the Ghost of Sparta himself. That’s right, it looks like Kratos from God of War is coming to Fortnite, as evidenced by a promotional image previewing the skin and an audio transmission from the official PlayStation Twitter account teasing the crossover.
As you can see in this tweet from well-known Fortnite news account HYPEX, the Fortnite Kratos skin is a cartoonier, smoothed-out version of the grizzled warrior from 2018’s God of War. That should help him blend in better with the Fortnite aesthetic, but it’s a little jarring to see Kratos looking like a toy-figurine, more-so when you imagine him shooting a gun.
The official Fortnite Twitter account hasn’t officially confirmed the Kratos skin for Season 5, but looking around on social media you’ll see plenty of other PS4 and PS5 players sharing screenshots of the same promotional image above. I checked my PS5 and couldn’t find it, but that could be because I don’t have Fortnite installed there.
And then there’s this audio transmission from the PlayStation Twitter account, which all but confirms Kratos is bringing his world-destroying power to Fortnite. You can hear Agent Jonesy warning “the next guy you’re picking up has literally vanquished multiple gods with his bare hands in a fit of uncontrollable rage.” Here, listen for yourself:
This comes on the heels of the epic Fortnite Galactus event that preluded the start of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5. In conjunction with The Mandalorian Season 2 kicking off on Disney Plus, Mando and Baby Yoda have joined Fortnite Season 5. And with Kratos on the way, it’ll be interesting to see if we get any other heroes from different platforms (imagine Link facing off against Kratos in a gunfight).