Let’s face it: we’re all inside wishing we were outside, but thankfully DC has given us plenty of virtual worlds to explore over the years. Sure, it’s not the same, but gaming has always had an uncanny ability to bring people together in ways that allow our imaginations to run wild.
That’s why we’re kicking off a special blog series here at the Daily Star to celebrate DC gaming past, present, and future. So join us as we take a trip down memory lane, offer up some tips and tricks for you to try out right now, and of course speculate about what in the world we could be cooking up on the gaming front as a part of the DC FanDome event.
After all, if DC FanDome is our big boss battle, we’d better level up ASAP. So let’s get started by venturing into the world of Fortnite!
It’s an Aquaman Summer
You know what they always say: sun’s out…tridents out?
It might not roll off the tongue quite as nicely, but Aquaman splashing down in Fortnite’s new Chapter 2 - Season 3 Battle Pass is definitely the summer adventure we’ve all been waiting for. That means it’s time to grab some sunscreen and get ready to dive into everything you need to know about the King of the Seven Seas taking this maiden voyage.
In order to unlock your Aquaman Outfit, you’ll have to complete a series of challenges. And, in doing so, you’ll get a special Aquaman-themed reward each step of the way. But the fun doesn’t end there! That’s because there’s a second Outfit waiting for you at the end of the line if you’re up to the task: the Arthur Curry style (if you’re wondering what that style is exactly, it’s a shirtless Aquaman with tattoos on full display…kind of a big deal).
So how can we at this humble Daily Star blog help you ride the waves to these riches? The good news is that we can definitely get you started, but then the rest will be in your hands as the Fortnite Battle Pass continues to unfold.
Let’s begin with what you can already tackle right now. From there, you’ll have the chance to participate in one challenge each week. Expect new challenges to appear in Fortnite every Thursday, which you can find in the Battle Pass menu under Map Challenges.
Challenge #1 is pretty straightforward: you just have to jump into a whirlpool. The trick lies in finding it, though, which you can do with the help of your Battle Pass map and an aerial drop over The Fortilla collection of islands.
When you leave the Battle Bus, fly over the general vicinity of The Fortilla and keep your eyes peeled for some unmistakable swirls: those will be your ticket to victory. After your eagle eyes have spotted them, the only thing left to do will be to glide straight into the whirlpool…but be prepared for a quick exit! Pretty much as soon as you enter, you’ll be spit back out by its currents and you’ll be gliding again, but you’ll also have your first Aquaman reward under your belt.
Oh, and we of course can’t forget about that Arthur Curry Outfit style unlock. Again, this won’t be available until you’ve had a chance to complete all of the other Aquaman weekly challenges. But, when you’ve emerged victorious from those missions, you’ll have the default Aquaman look in your toolbox. Be sure to snag that first because you must be wearing that Outfit in order to unlock the variant. So throw it on, head to Gorgeous Gorge, and dive over the waterfall there. With that epic leap, you’ll have all of the Aquaman rewards and Outfits available, and Atlanteans everywhere will envy you.
DC and Fortnite
As fun as this new Aquaman integration is, it’s actually not the first time DC and Epic Games have worked together to bring the DC universe into the world of Fortnite.
For those of you who might remember, the very first crossover happened last fall with the one and only Batman. In celebration of Batman’s 80th anniversary, Fortnite launched a special set of Batman and Catwoman Outfits and even recreated Gotham City as a part of a special rift zone. Within this unique interpretation of Gotham, you could find iconic landmarks like Wayne Tower, the ACE Chemical Processing Plant, and the Monarch Theatre in addition to special accessories and challenges that could help establish you as the newest hero on the streets.
But we didn’t stop there! Next up was a crossover tied to the Birds of Prey film, and it focused on the infamous Harley Quinn. Players had the chance to pick up a special Harley Quinn Outfit showcasing her unforgettable “Lil Monster XoXo” look, participate in mischievous challenges, and collect some of Harley’s favorite tools (you know, things like a giant “Punchline” pickaxe). And, similar to Aquaman, you could unlock an additional Harley Outfit style featuring a new look inspired directly by the film.
Which DC characters do you think should be the next to join Fortnite’s ranks? Stay tuned to DCComics.com and the Daily Star blog for all of the latest intel because we hope that these crossovers are only just getting started.