#GamingBytes: 'Fortnite' ties-up with 'John Wick,' releases limited-time skin
John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum is now running in theaters. The film has received critical acclaim and could very well become a box office hit. As a promotional measure, the film recently collaborated with Epic Games' super popular Battle Royale title Fortnite. Under this, the game released limited edition John Wick skin and a 'Wick's Bounty' Limited Time Mode. Here's more about the story.
The skin comes in two distinct variations
You can buy the skin by spending 'vbucks'. It has two variations- one is the regular slick suit and the other, a worn-out version of the same outfit. Since John Wick is mostly found in two states- either a handsome (although perpetually damp) brooding assassin or a man who has suffered countless wounds and is barely alive- the variants make a lot of sense.
Wick's skin is strikingly similar to an existing 'Fortnite' skin
Fortnite already has a bearded, suit-wearing skin called 'The Reaper' but he is more cartoon-ish and perfectly fits the Fortnite world. Developers are aware of this, which is why the two skins (kinda) faced off in John Wick's intro video. Reaper is a season three Battle Pass item owned by several players who are a bit miffed with the new, slightly similar skin.
'John Wick' comes with his own LTM (Limited Time Mode)
'Wick's Bounty' (LTM) involves hunting down enemies for various rewards. Its description reads, "The High Table has opened a new contract. It's up to you to collect the bounty. Stay alive and collect gold tokens by eliminating other bounty hunters. First one to fulfill the order wins, but be careful how far ahead you get, as you will become a target for everyone else."
Here's how you can win the limited-time mode
First of all, you play in teams and the more people you eliminate, the more coins you earn. Secondly, to win, you can target the top three teams that are displayed on your screen. The best strategy, however, is eliminating other teams while playing a defensive game so you can collect your set number of tokens and have the best chance of winning.