Epic trying to gauge interest in adding Clark Griswold and Scooby-Doo to Fortnite

Imagine the possibilities Fortnite fans. Dare to not only dream, but actually get ready to battle royale combat with Clark Griswold from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Or Iron Man’s Tony Stark. Or the cast of Caddyshack. That may indeed happen as Fortnite developer Epic Games is currently attempting to gauge interest for crossover action.

According to the Twitter account of Fortnite insider ShiinaBR, Epic is reaching out to players to ask if they’d be interested in seeing well-known brands, films, television shows, and musicians integrated into the game.

On the music side of things, the list starts with—but is hardly limited to—Meek Mill, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Four Tet, Da Baby, Ed Sheeran, Selena Gomez, Cardi B, and NBA Youngboy.

TV shows that Fortnite is considering approaching include Lost in Space, How I Met Your Mother, Breaking Bad, Star Trek, American Dad and Star Wars: Clone Wars. Everyone’s favourite four-legged eating machine Scooby-Doo is also on the list.

Epic is also attempting to gauge interest in seeing Fortnite incorporate other video games (Rainbow Six, Rocket League, Clash of Clans), comic books (Squirrel Girl, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman), movies (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, Lord of the Rings, Venom, The Matrix) and influencers (Squeezie, Dr Lupo, McCreamy).

This isn’t the first time Fortnite developer Epic Games has surveyed players to find out who’d they’d like to see in the game. Interestingly Guggimon, who is now part of Fortnite, was one of the names thrown out in a previous survey to players.

It should be noted that some of the names that have been thrown out have already been incorporated into Fortnite. Think, for example, Iron Man and Aquaman.

The latter of course raises an interesting question: is there a more useless superhero than Aquaman. As per Wikipedia, the guy’s original powers are this: “Aquaman can breathe underwater and control fish and other underwater life for up to an hour.

Initially, he was depicted as speaking to sea creatures “in their own language” rather than telepathically, and only when they were close enough to hear him (within a 20 yards (18 m) radius).”

As if that wasn’t laughable enough, he also “grows weak if he remains on land for extended periods.” All of which is to say that you know who you want to meet up on the Fortnite battlefield, making sure to steer clear of the water.

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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