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Fortnite chestburster emote replaces xenomorph with cute llama

If Epic’s Alien crossover announcement had you wondering how the cartoonish game will handle the typically gruesome ‘chestburster’ imagery, you’re not alone. Fortnite is known for its lack of blood and generally clean child-safe nature, so it’s no surprise the company made some changes to the chestburster — though you probably didn’t expect the alien to be replaced by a llama.

If you’re not familiar with the chestburster from the Alien franchise, here’s the short version: unsuspecting humans may end up serving as the host for a xenomorph sac, which eventually grows until the tiny, fearsome alien is ready to enter the world — which it does by dramatically, and quite gruesomely, bursting out of the victim’s chest.

That type of gruesome imagery is obviously not appropriate for the Fortnite fanbase, so players are getting a modified version of this sci-fi horror: a llama exploding out of Ripley’s chest, confetti poofing into the air in front of the surprised character.

The llama makes little xenomorph noises and can be pet like the adorable little pastel-colored llama it is. The emote is called ‘Burst Case Scenario,’ and can be acquired from the Fortnite Item Shop for 300 V-Bucks.

In addition, players can get the Ellen Ripley skin for 1,500 V-Bucks, the Xenomorph skin for 1,600 V-Bucks, and a ‘Space Gear’ bundle with a drone ship, power loader arm, and chestburster emote for 1,200 V-Bucks. Players who want both skins have the option of grabbing the Ripley & Xenomorph Bundle with each character for 2,200 V-Bucks.

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Fortnite Predator crossover gets more interesting with Xenomorph tease

Epic added a Predator skin to its battle royale game a few weeks ago, allowing players to battle it out as one of the universe’s more fearsome hunters. Now, at least based on a new leak and a teaser, it seems that crossover will get a bit more interesting with the potential addition of a Xenomorph skin from the movie franchise Alien.

We’ve known for a few days now that Epic has another crossover skin in the pipeline — game data miners recently found code referring to an extra-large skin, which was previously used for Thanos during that seemingly ancient crossover. Gamers have speculated that Thanos may return, but that may not actually be the case.

There’s a good reason to think a Xenomorph is heading to Fortnite. The game’s official Twitter account recently shared another audio transmission in which Agent Jonesy says he’s on a ‘very normal spaceship,’ one that happens to be ‘running on tech that seems to be from 1986.’

That’s the year Aliens, the second movie in the franchise, was released. Epic has previously revealed upcoming crossovers using this kind of hint — and in case it was still too ambiguous, Agent Jonesy mentions a burn in his chest, one that may be heartburn but that clearly hints at a Xenomorph.

The Xenomorph skin is expected to be large and come with a built-in emote, likely one involving its secondary jaw that pops out, exposing a smaller jaw with razor-sharp teeth. It’s unclear when the skin will drop, but based on Epic’s tweeted audio, it’ll be any day now.



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