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Fortnite has never shied away from having big brands in its games, so it’s not surprising that the newest addition to the metaverse is dune. The upcoming film with Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides and Zendaya as Chani has now been Fortnite-ified, according to a Twitter leak from HYPEX:
NEW “DUN” COSMETICS & ZENDAYA !! pic.twitter.com/8ncDQZ93RX– HYPEX (@HYPEX) October 18, 2021
The Zendaya model looks pretty much true to its real-life counterpart in these high-resolution screenshots:
Chani skin for @FortniteGame #DuneMovie #Dune #Zendaya pic.twitter.com/7P9jB9LHp5– Secrets of Dune | Ralí (@SecretsOfDune) October 18, 2021
But who is this guy? This is not Timmy Chalamet, heartthrob star of Call me by your name, Little woman, and pretty much every other blockbuster movie right now:
Paul Atreide’s skin in @FortniteGame #Dune #TimotheeChalamet pic.twitter.com/mI97xmgh7t– Secrets of Dune | Ralí (@SecretsOfDune) October 18, 2021
In addition to the most popular Muad’Dib and his best friend / lover, Fortnite players also have the option of wearing Chani’s satchel, a “Fremkit” that looks almost exactly like Chani’s satchel, riding an ornithopter and making hooks and twinblades as Harvesting tools. There’s also a new emote, the “Sand Walk” – make sure those worms can’t see your rhythm – and a loading screen that shows a very Fortnite take on a sandworm that has been crossed with fish fingers.
We’re just a little surprised that the Crysknife and Gom Jabbar weren’t made into weapons. Come on! These things write to themselves! Let’s play as a sandworm too, you cowards.
The Dune cosmetics and characters are featured as part of Chapter 2, Season 8. that’s October 18 or 19 – when the store updates at 8 p.m. ET.
So, Dune fans: thoughts? Let us know in the comments. And remember: whoever controls the spice controls the battle bus.