As part of this month’s Fortnitemares Halloween event, Fortnite will receive yet another special guest player skin: Sheriff Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead. Grimes will be joined by fellow TWD heroes Darryl Dixon and Michonne, who were previously added to Fortnite as playable characters last December to commemorate the ongoing hit AMC television series.
Fortnite has become one of gaming’s most popular crossover experiences in recent years, with playable skins of popular characters from a variety of video games, comic books, movies, and TV shows appearing in Epic’s massively successful battle royale shooter.
Travis Scott and Ariana Grande, both real-life celebrities, have joined in on the fun, hosting visually stunning virtual concerts in Fortnite to great effect. Meanwhile, back in July, rumors circulated that another Walking Dead character would be joining Darryl and Michonne in Fortnite, and this has now been confirmed just in time for Halloween.
According to PCGamesN, Fortnite’s official Twitter account has just confirmed that Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead is now available as a playable character skin for 1500 V-Bucks. A bundle of Walking Dead-themed gear, including a walker club, backpack, and even a fiery crashing satellite glider – as well as an alternate, jacket-wearing Rick Grimes skin – is available for a higher price of 1900 V-Bucks.
Also returning are the previously available Darryl Dixon and Michonne character and gear packs, which can be purchased separately or as part of a discounted bundle for 2500 V-Bucks. The new Rick Grimes content, on the other hand, will have to be purchased separately.
This new Walking Dead character skin, as previously stated, coincides with Fortnite’s month-long Fortnitemares event, an annual Halloween celebration that adds new monster-themed skins and events throughout October.
He’s shown us what it takes to go through all walks of life.. and afterlife.
Grab the Rick Grimes Outfit available now in the Shop! pic.twitter.com/Vhue31dKPh
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 10, 2021
The new Frankenstein’s Monster, Curdle Scream Leader, and Mummy skins, as well as the return of Fortnite’s Shortnitemares film festival, are among this year’s spooktacular festivities. Season 8’s attack on The Cubes, which began immediately after Season 7’s alien invasion, will also be continued in Fornitemares 2021.
Rick Grimes hasn’t been seen on The Walking Dead since Andrew Lincoln left in 2018, but he remains a popular and notable character among fans of both the show and the award-winning Image Comics series on which it is based, making him a great addition to Fortnite alongside his fellow survivors Darryl and Michonne. Starting today, players can enter the creepy battle royale as Rick, with even more frightful content likely to arrive in Fortnite as this month’s Fortnitemares event continues.