Fortnite’s New Chrome Season Now Appears On Ape Splatoon

A Fortnite character fires what looks a lot like paint from his weapon at opposing players.

Screenshot: Epic / Kotaku

Fortnite, it’s fair to say, is a game built on other people’s ideas. Up to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Hit, in Epic with its pristine and beautifully animated reinterpretation of the Battle Royale format. Since then, everything since Team Fortress 2is a medical bazooka for BotWs chickens at Among us‘all the game found their place in Fortnitefeatures one way or another. With the new season kicking off yesterday, it looks like the latest target in Epic’s huge game void is Splaton, Nintendo’s quirky ink-based shooter.

“Paradise”, the name of Chapter 3, Season 4, sees the game go chrome. That is, a parasitic metallic substance takes over people’s bodies, allowing them to transform into other human forms, and damn it, yeah, that’s blatant Terminator 2. But there is more.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 Cinematic Trailer

In “Paradise”, with this new T-1000 infection, players can now walk through walls. But with Chrome Splash, they’re also able to blobbify themselves so that when they run, they’re liquid goop running across the floor. In an eerily similar way to how you can turn into ink and slide Splatoon. The chrome is shot by… the neon shot paint through the game. Take a look at it all in the Battle Pass trailer:

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 Battle Pass Trailer

Now, let’s be clear, there is nothing wrong with copying. This is how humans evolved and how all art came into being. Anyone trying to copyright or prevent others from imitating a game mode or feature would be the bad guy. At the same time, it has become such a blatant trendand without much public creditwhich is arguably lame.

You know what else? He looks awesome! Fortnite is really good for taking ideas from other games and implementing them in an entertaining way. They add their own twists (you don’t need to chromify the ground before going through it here), they make it look amazing, and they let you be Spider-Gwen while you do it. Maybe Fortnite should be directly celebrated for delivering this kind of universal crossover, where every licensed property meets the core idea of ​​all other games, resulting in one game to rule them all.

It would be silly to pretend that Fortniteis the raising of SplatoonNintendo’s move and paint gun could negatively affect Nintendo’s gameplay. And it would be fair to wonder if Splatoon would never have existed without Portal 2paint guns. That’s, like I said, how art works. Still, it’s hard to keep eyebrows entirely raised with the reveals of each new Fortnite update.