Fortnite built Destiny’s Javelin-4 using only in-game resources
From Spider-Man swinging across the map to players using Dragon Ball Z’s famous Kamehameha attack, Fortnite’s collaborations have only gotten more elaborate over the years. Witness Fortnite’s recent collaboration with Destiny, which includes a complete recreation of the game’s famous Javelin-4 map from Crucible mode.
In a brand new interview you can see above, IGN was given a walkthrough of the Fortnite version of the Javelin-4 map, which has been meticulously recreated in Fortnite’s Creative Toolset. According to Bungie’s lead concept artist, Dima Goryainov, the map was built entirely with existing Fortnite assets.
“The creation of Javelin-4 was a collaborative process between Bungie and the PWR team. Bungie provided visual guidance, while the PWR team reconstructed the entire map using the set of Fortnite creative tools. They did an amazing job finding creative ways to use existing assets to faithfully recreate this iconic map,” Goryainov explains. “Since no new assets could be built, it There were some visual changes to the map in areas where the PWR team had to use the closest items they could find. Even though everything was created using existing templates, the overall look was captured incredibly well.”
Screenshots of Destiny 2: Lightfall
The result is a remarkably faithful adaptation of the original map. The collaboration also goes so far as to include Destiny’s three signature character classes – Titan, Warlock, and Hunter – and familiar weapons and abilities from the game.
Destiny’s collaborations with Fortnite and Fall Guys were first announced on August 23, where they were revealed alongside the new Lightfall expansion. Fortnite’s Drift, Black Knight, and Oblivion skins have been repurposed into Destiny as new Guardians, while Destiny 2 has brought Commander Zavala, Ikora Rey, and Exo Stranger. Cross-pollination is remarkable because Fortnite almost never goes the other way.
As for Destiny, it’s a new frontier for Bungie’s now classic service game as it celebrates its fifth anniversary.
“Our goal is always to create exciting visuals that allow our players to express themselves through their Guardians, and we’re always looking for new ways to support that goal,” said Bungie Art Lead Josh Deeb. “One way is to celebrate these beloved characters by reimagining their iconic looks through the visual lens of Destiny. It’s an exciting challenge for our artists to create adornments that capture the essence of the skin or character, but also feel authentic to our players and world.”
The collaboration is available to play in Fortnite right now.
Kat Bailey is senior news writer at IGN as well as co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Do you have any advice? DM him at @the_katbot.