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“Strong candidate for the worst collab?”: Fortnite and Fallout’s Collab Could Be DOA as Fans Destroy Newest Back Bling

Fortnite has always been a powerhouse when it comes to collaborations. You name any major franchise, and there’s a high chance that Epic Games has already collaborated with it.

When news first broke that the game would have a crossover with Fallout, people were super excited. However, now that it’s out, it seems to be stumbling out of the gate, with fans less than happy about its execution.

Fortnite’s Newest Collaboration Is a Huge Thumbs Down

Epic Games introduced several Fallout-inspired items into Chapter 5 Season 3 of its popular battle royale, including the iconic Nuka-Cola as a consumable item, the T-60 Power Armor as a battle pass skin, and the precision-shooting Tri-beam Laser Rifle, which can overheat.

The collaboration brought various cosmetic items designed to fit into the battle royale’s new wasteland aesthetic. On paper, it sounds like a match made in post-apocalyptic heaven.

The reality seems to be falling short, according to fan reactions. The initial excitement quickly turned to disappointment as people began to openly criticize the quality and execution of the collaboration.

The collective disappointment has resulted in someone making a post on the game’s subreddit, with thousands of upvotes, dubbing it a strong candidate for the “worst collab.”

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People are scrapping for reasons to say it’s not the worst one, although it seems like one of the worst judging from public sentiment. At the very least, there’s a skin that people can get, which is more than what some other collaborations have offered.

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A lot of disappointment seems to stem from the lack of items that are being introduced. Plus, with the level of creativity you see in other crossover events, this one just doesn’t seem to cut it.

Rather than meeting the standard it set since the start, the new crossover is underwhelming in all expectations and facets.

Fans Argue That There Are Worse Collabs

In-game screenshot of the new Fallout X Fortnite collaboration.
The Fortnite community is split on the new crossover. | Credit: Epic Games

It’s now become a competition to list collaborations for Epic Games’ battle royale that was worse than this one, although it seems to be proving another point that there might be more bad ones than good.

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It’s not all doom and gloom, though. Some players appreciate the effort and feel like the reason there’s so much scrutiny is that expectations were set unrealistically high.

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But for many, the overall execution feels like a missed opportunity, especially when compared to previous successful collaborations such as Travis Scott, Star Wars, and Attack on Titan.

Compared to the questionable reception of the crossover, the Fallout TV series has been receiving raving reviews. It’s an interesting adaptation of the game’s lore and atmosphere that’s been praised by old and new fans alike.

With the crossover coming at a time when people still have a fresh impression of the Amazon Prime show, it’s no wonder why people had a lot of expectations, possibly to a fault.

What is your opinion on the latest crossover? Let us know in the comments below!

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