Finally: an official John Wick skin.
By Matt Purslow
Fortnite has been updated with a new Limited Time Mode that adds John Wick to the game, alongside a variety of skins.
Fortnite X John Wick: Wick’s Bounty is available for solo, duos, and squads, and awards one gold coin for every elimination scored. In addition, an elimination also bags you the number of gold coins your victim has amassed, so taking out a dominating player can be worth a huge amount. The top three Bounty Leaders with the most coins are displayed on a HUD scoreboard. The first player to collect 1,000 coins wins the match.
Possessing a certain amount of gold coins activates game elements designed to make the mode more difficult. With 400 coins in your possession, the Bounty Leaders can be seen on the map when they are nearby, moving or shooting. At 600 coins, Bounty Leaders can be seen by everyone on the map, and will have a glow effect around their character.
The trailer, which shows off the new John Wick skin, pokes fun at Fortnite’s Reaper skin from season three, which is based on John Wick but not as accurate to Keanu Reeves’ facial features as the new, official version.
As for collectibles, the John Wick set includes the skin, as well as the Simple Sledge Pickaxe. There are also free John Wick challenges that provide free rewards, including the Gold Coin Back Bling, the One Shot Glider, and the Boogeyman Wrap.
If you’re just getting into this season, be sure to check out the Fortnite Season 9 Battle Pass trailer, as well as our map comparison which shows how the island has changed. We’ve also got the full Fortnite Season 9 patch notes, which detail every change and improvement to the ever-popular battle royale.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter.