The Fortnite Batman crossover is live

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The Batman/Fortnite crossover we knew was coming thanks to a datamined leak (opens in new tab) is live now, on what is apparently Batman Day. It'll continue for the next two weeks (or what some of us call a "fortnight") during which Tilted Towers will be transformed into Gotham City. 

There's also a Caped Crusader Pack of Bat-themed weapons and cosmetics, which is available until October 6. It's got both a comic-style Batsuit and one that's more like the armor Christian Bale wears. There's a Catwoman outfit in the store too.

As the latest patch notes (opens in new tab) point out, in Gotham City everyone has unlimited glider redeploy for maximum swooping. There's a Batman grapnel gun you can score as loot, which works as you'd expect a grapnel to with the advantage that it also deploys a Bat-cape glider at the apex of your grapnel launch. Explosive Batarangs are also available as loot, which detonate if they hit other players but act as proximity mines if they hit the environment. 

Various heroic Challenges are available until October 1, handing out rewards from a Welcome to Gotham City challenge bundle that includes a Catwing Glider.

It's all in service of Batman's 80th Anniversary. Happy birthday, old man.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.