Does Fortnite collaborate with Overwatch? Explain

For many players, Fortnite collaborating with Overwatch would be a dream come true. Both games are hugely popular and have active communities of millions of gamers around the world.

Currently, Overwatch is one of the most trending FPS games. Blizzard released Overwatch 2 just a month ago, and players are still getting used to the new mechanics and all the other changes that come with it.

There have been rumors of a collaboration between Fortnite and Overwatch lately. This article will reveal everything we know about these rumors and whether or not there is any truth to them.


Is Fortnite collaborating with Overwatch in 2022?

Is Fortnite collaborating with Overwatch in 2022?  (Picture via Blizzard Entertainment)
Is Fortnite collaborating with Overwatch in 2022? (Picture via Blizzard Entertainment)

The first version of Overwatch was very successful. It became a popular esports title and the video game was great for casual gamers as well. However, when the game ran its course, Blizzard Entertainment decided to release Overwatch 2.

Unlike the first game in the series, Overwatch 2 is a free-to-play title. Like Fortnite Battle Royale, the game is free for everyone and monetizes with cosmetic items.

Fortnite and Overwatch collaboration rumors started because of fan concepts (Image via João Filipe Santiago/YouTube screenshot)
Fortnite and Overwatch collaboration rumors started because of fan concepts (Image via João Filipe Santiago/YouTube screenshot)

Epic Games and Blizzard Entertainment have yet to officially collaborate. However, rumors of Fortnite collaborating with Overwatch started mostly because of fan concepts.

João Filipe Santiago, a popular YouTuber, created concept art that showed what Overwatch cosmetic items would look like in Fortnite. His video quickly spread across the internet, sparking rumors of a possible collaboration between the two games.

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As you can see in the video above, the whole concept is amazing. Many popular Overwatch heroes would look amazing in Fortnite, and the content creator even added an Overwatch-inspired Mythic item to the game.

Here is a list of all the elements that have been created in the fan concept:

  • Genji Shimada – Outfit
  • Ryujin No Ken Wo Kurae – Embedded Emote
  • DragonBlade – Harvesting Tool
  • D.Va – Outfit
  • Self-destruct mode! – Glider
  • Love, D.Va – Embedded Emote
  • Tracer – Outfit
  • Deja Vu – Emote
  • Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer – Harvesting Tool
  • Guardian Angel – Back Bling
  • Angelic Descent – Glider
  • Sinestesia Auditiva – Lobby Song

The video also shows off the Hellfire Shotgun, the weapon used by Reaper, one of Overwatch’s most popular characters.


Will the Fortnite x Overwatch collaboration happen at some point?

Fortnite collaborating with Overwatch would be a lot of fun (Image via João Filipe Santiago/YouTube screenshot)
Fortnite collaborating with Overwatch would be a lot of fun (Image via João Filipe Santiago/YouTube screenshot)

While Fortnite collaborating with Overwatch would be a lot of fun, it’s highly unlikely to happen anytime soon. Overwatch 2 is still a relatively new game, so Blizzard probably isn’t focusing on collaborations just yet.

However, since both video games are free-to-play and have millions of fans, this collaboration could happen at some point in the future. There is no doubt that releasing Overwatch skins in Fortnite Battle Royale would be a very profitable move for Epic Games.

Many Fortnite players have played Overwatch and enjoyed the game. For this reason, adding popular characters from Blizzard’s game would be perfect. While Epic will benefit a lot from this, Blizzard may attract new players for its own free title.

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