Characters from the hit Arcane series return to Fortnite, and this time Jinx brings her sister Vi with her.
League of Legends (LoL) champions have risen to new levels of fame after appearing in the hugely popular Netflix series, and Fortnite is once again collaborating with LoL developer Riot Games so players can roam the new island of the Chapter 3 as a dynamic duo.
Arcane Vi will make its Fortnite debut on Saturday, January 22 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sunday, January 23 at 12 p.m. GMT / 10 a.m. AEST) when it lands in the Item Shop – with Jinx returning to the store at the same time.
In addition to Fortnite skins, players will be able to choose from a host of different cosmetics to create a full Arcane-inspired loadout.
The Pow Pow Crusher Pickaxe and Playground (Instrumental) Lobby Track will return. Meanwhile, players will also be able to grab the new Piltover Warden Hammer Pickaxe, Punching Practice emote, and Piltover’s Finest Loading Screen.
When Jinx first appeared in Fortnite, her skin cost 1,500 V-Bucks, so she should return to that price – and we expect Vi’s outfit to cost the same.
If you decide to go with either outfit, you’ll also get a free back bling – the Memories of Zaun bunny or Jinx’s Dream Monkey respectively.
Alternatively, if you want to go all-in, each skin will be available in a bundle with the other cosmetics – and grabbing one will net you a nice discount.
The Arcane Jinx Pack includes his Skin, Back, Pow Pow Crusher Pickaxe, Playground Track, Wreaking Havoc Loading Screen, and the Katchou! loading screen for 1,800 V-Bucks.
Meanwhile, a new Arcane Vi pack will bundle his skin, back bling, Piltover Warden Hammer pickaxe, Punching Practice emote, and bonus Piltover’s Finest loading screen. Pricing for Vi’s bundle has yet to be revealed, but we expect it to reach 1,800 V-Bucks, just like its sister’s.
Analysis: Who’s heading to Fortnite next?
Arcane Vi is just the latest in a long line of collaborations between Epic Games and other major media franchises.
Recently, Hawkeye and Kate Bishop made an appearance after their Marvel Phase 4 TV show landed on Disney Plus. Their Marvel pal, Spider-Man, has also toured the Fortnite island.
As far as video games go, Chapter 3 introduced Marcus Fenix and Kait Diaz from the Gears of War series to battle royale. Fortnite has also added fan favorites like the Master Chief from Halo Infinite and Kratos from God of War to its roster. And we’ve even spawned characters from the books – with series character Mistborn Kelsier added to the game last year.
Based on the completely wild list of Fortnite collaborations we’ve seen – including many competitors putting aside their differences to ensure their rival characters can compete against each other in-game – it’s nearly impossible to predict who will will then present.
An incredibly surreal choice could be Frasier – yes, really – after rumors started spreading that Paramount and Epic Games had signed a partnership to bring the beloved TV character to Fortnite. More likely, however, we’ll see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Star Trek characters appear as part of the Paramount deal, but we can always dream that the sitcom favorite will appear as well.