Season 9 of Fortnite: Battle Royale has begun, bringing new skins, a new battle pass, a new v9.0 update, and more. There’s a ton of new content to dig into right now, like checking out the new map areas Neo Tilted and Mega Mall, but it also gives dataminers a lot to work with. And they’ve been at it already: It seems there’s a John Wick event coming to Epic’s battle royale game.
According to Twitter user and Fortnite dataminer FortTory, a set of John Wick challenges are on the way to Fortnite very soon. It appears they’ll task players with collecting coins, dealing damage with the new combat shotgun, and winning a match of a seemingly new limited-time mode named Wick’s Bounty. The challenges also make reference to a new gun named the tactical assault rifle. There’s no word on when the LTM or any of this will go live, but it’s likely it will be fairly soon.
Beyond this, there’s actual concrete in-game evidence of this, as John Wick’s house, seen in the first two movies, can now be found on the map. You can get a look at it above.
Another Fortnite leaker, Lucas7yoshi, has uncovered a new John Wick cosmetic set that seems to have the codename “assassin suit.” Fortnite received a series of John Wick-style cosmetics named the hired gun set all the way back in Season 3, over a year ago. With John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum coming to theaters on May 17, now would be a perfect time for an official crossover event to occur.
Avengers: Endgame–and Infinity War before it–received similar treatment just recently, with a new Fortnite event based on the Avengers franchise and an entire set of Avengers challenges. John Wick fans have plenty more to look forward to, meanwhile: Thomas Was Alone and Volume developer Mike Bithell is working on John Wick Hex, a new action-strategy game based on the films.