Fortnite Next Event Could Be Extraction’s Rake Versus John Wick
An amicable exchange between Epic Games and Extraction writer Joe Russo hints that Fortnite may add Tyler Rake to its exhaustive skin collection.
Ever watchful for new in-game promotional opportunities, Epic Games’ next big event in Fortnite could very well be a face-off between the game’s legendary John Wick skin and Tyler Rake from Netflix’s Extraction. Despite Fortnite‘s light-hearted aesthetic and extreme popularity among kids, it’s hard to argue that Rake wouldn’t be a perfect tonal counterpart for fellow contract killer-turned-battle royale character Wick.
Epic Games’ battle royale phenomenon has played host to a countless number of cross-promotional marketing partnerships by this point. Most recently, Fortnite hosted a Travis Scott concert that bent minds as much as it did its map, setting spectating players loose to explore a trippy musical experience headlined by a larger-than-life model of the famous rapper. Being free-to-play, the game’s only selling point has always been skins (and boy, do they sell), so character crossovers from popular external media like Marvel’s Avengers or the hyper-violent, potty-mouthed Deadpool continue to be best-sellers.