Update 02/06: Epic Games has confirmed that Harley Quinn is coming to Fortnite. A new post on the Fortnite site explains that a new Harley bundle will be available from 7pm ET / 4pm PT / midnight UK, and includes a skin as well as the Harley Hitter and Punchline pickaxes. The skin in the bundle – known as the Lil Monster XoXo Harley – will dress your character up as Quinn in her now-iconic Suicide Squad costume. Completing three challenges will unlock the Always Fantabulous Harley version of the skin, which is based on Quinn’s new outfit from Birds of Prey.
I’m the one they should be scared of. BECAUSE I’M HARLEY FRICKIN’ QUINN!#HarleyQuinn is ready for mayhem and bringing Gotham’s havoc straight to Fortnite. Grab the Harley Quinn Bundle tonight starting at 7PM ET, learn more about the bundle in our blog: https://t.co/JUkKl7KNep
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) February 6, 2020
Fortnite looks like it is getting Harley Quinn skins as part of its latest crossover with new DC film Birds of Prey.
Harley Quinn will be added to the game for you to buy if you wish when the 1.15 update arrives today. Regular Fortnite leaker Lucas7yoshi found the new skins within the game files and shared them on Twitter.
“HARLEY QUINN BUNDLE” pic.twitter.com/VM0Dr7P2p1
— Lucas7yoshi – Leaks/News (@Lucas7yoshi) February 5, 2020
As you can see in the image, there are at least two Harley Quinn skins coming to Fortnite, and her baseball and mallet will be available as weapons too. There’s no word on whether anything else related to Birds of Prey will be coming to the game but it seems nothing has come up when digging into the game’s files.
Signs that a Birds of Prey x Fortnite crossover was on the way were spotted in January 2020. The official Fortnite Twitter account replied to the Warner Bros. Pictures account when it shared a photo of the Birds of Prey cast, saying “See you soon Harley!”
That pretty much confirmed the event was on the way for a lot of people, especially as Birds of Prey hits theatres on February 7, 2020. Which, if you haven’t realised, is this week.
Fortnite previously had a DC crossover event in 2019 when Batman invaded the game to celebrate the Dark Knight’s 80th anniversary. There have been many crossover events before that, too, including Star Wars, The Avengers, and even Nike Air Jordans.
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The next big event for Fortnite fans after this is probably going to Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2, which is due to launch on February 20, 2020.
Chris Priestman is a freelancer who writes news for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.