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Fortnite Season 5 is really taking the whole “hunters” thing quite literally. We started off with Amazon warriors, God of War’s Kratos, and even Master Chief has Warthog’d his way into the fray. But Epic isn’t satisfied gobbling up every videogame franchise. No, they’re coming for your television, too.
The Walking Dead’s zombie-slaughtering Daryl Dixon and Michonne show up in the item shop next week. They look just like their show incarnations, Death Stranding’s Norman Reedus and Black Panther’s Danai Gurira.
The trailer shows Daryl and Michonne fending off a crowd of zombies, until Jonesy falls through a portal onto one of the undead, grabbing the pair and making off with them through another portal into the Fortnite universe. You know, considering how much of a drag zombified Georgia would be, I’d probably do the same thing no questions asked.
If you’ve been living under a rock, Daryl and Michonne have become two of The Walking Dead’s most popular characters since the comic and show rose to fame. You won’t find Daryl in the comics, but Reedus’ gruff portrayal and star power helped cement him as a fan favorite and eventual central figure of the show. Michonne was introduced late in season two, and wields one heck of a katana.
Judging from the trailer, it looks like Michonne’s harvesting tool will be her katana, while Daryl will get two hunting knifes. Personally, I’d like it if Daryl’s crossbow were put into the game.
When are the Fortnite Walking Dead skins coming to the item shop?
As of December 16, Daryl and Michonne are in the Fortnite item shop.
You can buy the “Survivors in Arms” bundle for 2,500 V-bucks, which will get you both skins, plus each alternate outfit, which is basically a western desperado shawl.
You can also buy them individually for 1,800 V-bucks. Daryl comes with an arrow quiver back bling and dual-wield knives as harvesting tools. Michonne comes with a katana as both a back bling and harvesting tool.
Don’t forget to check out all our Fortnite guides and news. If killing humanoid zombies isn’t your style, you can pretend you’re killing the Flood as Master Chief in Fortnite. We’ve also got a guide to Fortnite Winterfest 2020.