Fortnite teasing John Wick event/skin.

Kalentan

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Oct 25, 2017
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Someone datamined the skin:


With mentions of the tokens being part of a limited time mode.

Also the body of a skin seemingly based on Halle Barry's character.



Should be noted that in one of the earlier seasons there was a John Wick-like character named the Reaper in the game:



So this is the second case of there being a character in the game that is like a movie character that ultimately got an official version of the skin. (Starlord being the last one).
 
Feb 15, 2019
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I still don't understand the rationale behind an event based on an R rated franchise for a game primarily played by kids...
 

Ricelord

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's a little different for movies though, because a lot of parents still think "oh it's a video game, so it must be for kids" but will be adamant about not letting their kids see R rated films.
very weird parenting if said parent is fine with little tommy killing hookers in GTA but draw the line with some rated R movie.

but at the end of the day it really depends on said game and movie.
 

xaM

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Oct 25, 2017
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Its kinda amazing how much better the actual John Wick skin looks than the generic ones.
 

GJ

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Oct 25, 2017
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Its kinda amazing how much better the actual John Wick skin looks than the generic ones.
That Reaper skin is from season 3. I believe they introduced skins in season 2, but not sure. But that would mean that Reaper skin was released ~10 weeks after they introduced skins (a season is 10 weeks). We're in season 9 now. A lot of skins that come out nowadays look way better than the earlier ones. But yeah, this one and the Avengers skins look amazing!
 

Crumb

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Oct 25, 2017
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I was waiting in line to see John but after reading this news I just left to watch pikachu instead. Seriously Keanu? You’re going to sully your reputation by associating with Fortnite? You lost a fan today, and I am not alone.
 

DigitalOp

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Nov 16, 2017
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Damn now people gonna cut you the fuck up if you running around in the Reaper skin.

Cyber bullying
 

SushiReese

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Oct 30, 2017
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Cool skin. Don’t understand the backlash.
Seeing people “canceling” Keanu over a game cosmetics is ridiculous.
 
Apr 8, 2018
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Damn, I was hoping I'd be done buying stuff from the item shop for awhile after the Avengers event lol. That John Wick skin is dope.
 

Kerotan

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Oct 31, 2018
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It's hilarious because they already had an unofficial version that everybody called John wick. Knew one looks cool.
 

FairyEmpire

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Oct 25, 2017
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Haven't played the game in a couple months now, but this might pull me back just so that I can unlock it in case I ever decide to come back. Looks great.
 

Tekku

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Jan 10, 2018
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It's a bit of a strange match. A game that tries to be as child friendly as possible suddenly has a guest appearance by a character from an R rated movie. Surely the production team behind John Wick would see it as an attempt to widen their brand to a variety of Fortnite users - including children?
 

Daffy Duck

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's a bit of a strange match. A game that tries to be as child friendly as possible suddenly has a guest appearance by a character from an R rated movie. Surely the production team behind John Wick would see it as an attempt to widen their brand to a variety of Fortnite users - including children?
Come on now.
 

Pillock

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I still don't understand the rationale behind an event based on an R rated franchise for a game primarily played by kids...
Is Fortnite primarily played by kids though. All the stats I can find say 63% of the player base is between 18-24. And in the UK the new movie is a 15 certificate. So I don't really see it as a concern.
 

IIFloodyII

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Oct 26, 2017
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It's a bit of a strange match. A game that tries to be as child friendly as possible suddenly has a guest appearance by a character from an R rated movie. Surely the production team behind John Wick would see it as an attempt to widen their brand to a variety of Fortnite users - including children?
They had a "John Wick" Skin in Season 3, so probably just them making it official with a real John Wick skin is probably why it's happening and marketing for the movie doesn't hurt. Fortnite also has realistic looking guns, despite being kid friendly, I don't think EPIC care that much about other I.P not being kid friendly too.