You can be Master Chief in Fortnite now

At the Game Awards today, Epic announced (via Red vs. Blue skit) that you can now buy a Master Chief outfit in Fortnite. It's 2600 V-Bucks for the bundle, which also includes the UNSC Pelican Glider, the Gravity Hammer Pickaxe, and the Lil' Warthog Emote.

You have to wonder if this was planned back when Halo Infinite was going to release this month. We recently learned that the next game in Microsoft's flagship series won't be out until fall of 2021.

No matter: Being Chief in Fornite is basically the same, right? Maybe not, but tomorrow, you'll be able to play CTF on a recreation of Blood Gulch in Fortnite Creative Mode, so that's a bit closer.

The map was made by building team Atlas Creative, and it'll be available at 7 am Pacific/11 am Eastern tomorrow, December 11.

Finally, if you play Fortnite on an Xbox Series X or Series S with the Master Chief outfit, you'll unlock a matte black style.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.