How to get Marcus Fenix and Kait Diaz from Gears of War in Fortnite

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Marcus Fenix and Kait Diaz are coming to Fortnite Chapter 3. The Gears of War characters were teased early on as Chapter 3 launched, debuting officially in the Season 1 overview trailer.

Over the course of the original Gears of War trilogy, Marcus helped define the modern image of the surly badass videogame "space marine." Kait Diaz then picked up the mantle of Gears protagonist after growing up as a member of the Stranded clan, a group of survivors who shunned the militaristic rule of the COGs.  Now they get to win some victory royales alongside Spider-Man and Ariana Grande.

When do Marcus Fenix and Kait Diaz release in Fortnite?

According to Epic, the Gears characters will be available on the night of December 9 at 7 PM ET.

Fortnite Gears of War skins and cosmetics

Here's what Marcus and Kait look like in-game. 

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All in all, it's a pretty solid conversion to the Fortnite world. Marcus looks appropriately aged for his Gears 5 incarnation, and Kait is wearing the same winter outfit she trekked around in on her journey in the same game.

The Gears of War skins are accompanied by several new cosmetic items as well. There's a new glider based on the wind-powered sled Kait and company drives around in Gears 5, a couple of Locust weapons as harvesting tools, Reyna's pendant as a back bling, and the Sonic Resonator back bling.


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As if three pickaxes and all the rest weren't enough, Marcus Fenix comes with an exclusive darker outfit for Xbox Series X/S players. Your only requirement is to play a match on Xbox Series X/S after purchasing the skin.

Last but not least, the set also includes a "Knife Tricks" emote, a wall spray of Locust grunts climbing out of an Emergence Hole, and the "Crimson Omen" spray, which is basically just a red version of the COG symbol.

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You can earn that Crimson Omen spray by finishing the Delta One quests that have been newly added to the quest tab on the main menu.

While we're waiting for Marcus Fenix and Kait Diaz to drop into the fray, check out our Fortnite Chapter 3 guides for more news on the latest skins.

Joseph Knoop

Joseph Knoop is a freelance writer specializing in all things Fortnite at PC Gamer. Master of Creative Codes and Fortnite's weekly missions, Joe's always ready with a scoop on Boba Fett or John Wick or whoever the hell is coming to Fortnite this week. It's with a mix of relief and disappointment that he hasn't yet become a Fortnite skin himself. There's always next season...