Fortnite is currently in the midst of a surprise crossover event with upcoming looter shooter Borderlands 3, but that hasn’t stopped Epic’s popular battle royale from teasing yet another pop culture crossover. It Chapter 2 is just one day away from hitting cinema screens, and antagonist Pennywise might soon be appearing in Fortnite to strike fear into players in a similar fashion to the sight of an approaching B.R.U.T.E. mech.
Multiple Reddit users have reported seeing mysterious red balloons all over the game’s map, from Salty Springs to Pleasant Park. These balloons are attached to storm drains in case the hint wasn’t already obvious enough, and they emit a creepy laugh if you interact with them. All of these elements are, of course, synonymous with It and Pennywise. With the movie set to release on September 6, a Fortnite crossover event is likely to coincide with its theatrical debut. What this might entail remains to be seen, however, as Fortnite’s collaborations tend to vary in breadth.
The current Borderlands crossover event is fairly comprehensive, featuring a new Rift Zone based on the planet of Pandora, as well as themed challenges, Borderlands flavored rewards, and The Psycho Bundle. In the past we’ve also seen Thanos from the final Avengers movies appear in the game with his own limited-time mode, a Fortnite x Stranger Things crossover event, and John Wick featured as a skin. Whether Pennywise will be a skin or part of something much bigger is up for debate. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait 27 years to find out.
If you’re interested in It Chapter 2, GameSpot has you covered in our review for the upcoming horror flick. With an incredible ensemble cast and a handful of genuinely terrifying and subtle scares, Meg Downey says it’s fun as hell to watch these characters come together to face down a terrifying clown monster.