Fortnite seems to be gearing up for another movie crossover, with the appearance of ominous red balloons in the game seeming like a fairly massive clue that It Chapter Two content is coming to the iconic battle royale game.
Epic Games hasn’t yet announced the Fortnite/It Chapter Two crossover, but it does seem like a match made in heaven: since the It movies feature a team of friends coming together to take down Pennywise, it’s easy to see how a Fortnite event could be built around the plot of the films.
Despite the fact that the specifics of the event haven’t been formally confirmed, players have started to spot red balloons attached to creepy drains in the game. Players who pop the balloons are rewarded with an eerie laugh sound effect. Fresh from Twitter, here’s an example…
Of course, movie crossovers are nothing new in the Fortnite world: we’ve recently seen big events based around Avengers: Endgame and John Wick: Chapter 3, and the general idea with these things is that you can take part in special limited-time battles, pick up rare items and buy cool cosmetic stuff.
Fortnite is becoming a very popular marketing tool, basically, so much so that you’re also starting to see other video games being promoted with events: we recently witnessed a Borderlands 3 event in Fortnite, for instance.
With It Chapter Two floating into cinemas today, we’d expect the team from Epic Games to confirm this new crossover event shortly. When they do, we’ll update this article with all the essential info. In the meantime, feel free to check out our review of the film and our spoiler-filled Easter egg roundup!