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Fortnite x Family Guy among crossovers teased in player survey

A new Fortnite survey indicates that Epic is exploring a huge number of potential collaborations with popular brands, television shows, celebrities, and more. The variation on the survey is huge, including oddball inclusions like animated show Family Guy, video game characters like Yoshi from Mario Bros., and even things like Monopoly (yes, the board game).

It’s not unusual for Epic to send surveys to players in order to gauge their interest in things like potential crossovers, new skins, and similar. For example, we previously saw a survey about a monthly subscription, only for Epic to later announce its Fortnite Crew bundle. This time around, the survey asks players to select pop-culture media, games, celebrities, athletes, and more that they’ve heard of.

Screenshots of the huge survey were posted by game data-miner HYPEX on Twitter (above), revealing the potential third-party IP that may come to the Fortinte universe in the future. There’s no clear pattern to the survey — it asks players, for example, whether they’d seen or heard of movies like Toy Story, Robocop, Ghostbusters, Transformers, Zoolander, The Hobbit, and more.

The same question is asked for a huge number of soccer clubs, comic book characters like Wonder Woman, Taskmaster, Green Arrow, and Green Lantern, video game characters like Pikachu, Snake, Aloy, Dante, and Joker, plus athletes like Mason Mount and Jarrett Culver.

Some of the entries on the survey have already appeared in the game, plus we’ve heard others through the ongoing Epic vs Apple court trial and via leaks. It’s hard to say how many of these brands and other entries may actually be up for consideration, however, and how many may simply be added to the list to keep the public from guessing what comes next.



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GME craze reaches Fortnite with new Stonks Guy skin

If you’ve been on the internet at all over the past couple of months, you’ve likely heard about the GameStop stock craze and have seen the Stonks Guy at one point another. Part crash test dummy and part stock market investor, the Stonks Guy has been virtually inescapable recently, and now it looks like he’s coming to Fortnite. Apparently, April Fools has Epic in a very strange mood, as it has put a surprise Stonks Guy skin in the Fortnite shop.

Fortnite‘s version of the Stonks Guy is named Diamond Hanz, apparently, and while this does seem like the perfect April Fools joke, the skin is actually live in the shop right now. For a mere 1,200 V-Bucks, you can make sure the GameStop meme lives on forever, even long after the stock stops making daily news.

While the Stonks Guy has been around for years, this skin’s arrival is clearly a reference to the WallStreetBets subreddit and their GameStop buying spree earlier in the year. In very broad terms, the goal was to squeeze investors who had shorted GameStop’s stock more than they should have, and the result was GameStop’s stock price shooting up to prices far higher than many expected it to go.

GME’s meteoric rise was made even more noteworthy by the fact that GameStop has been struggling in recent years – and that was only exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. While GME started the year around $17 per share, the stock eventually peaked at just a hair under $350 in late January, and today not only does it remain at a high price – $194.50 at the time of this writing – but it also still seems to be fairly volatile. We also have WallStreetBets to thank for this skin’s name, as users of the subreddit constantly said those holding GME stock should have “diamond hands” and refuse to sell even with that volatility and uncertainty.

So, if you’re a fan of Stonks Guy, you can now live the meme in Fortnite. We’re not sure how long the Diamond Hanz skin will be available, but we’re guessing that because of its nature as an April Fools joke, it won’t be around for too long.

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