Epic Games’ admiration for Capcom hasn’t waned in the last few years. Several references to the zombie-slaying franchise have been incorporated into Fortnite by the game’s developer, including the addition of legendary Resident Evil characters Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine (also known as the “master of unlocking”). As a nod to their appearances in Village and Nemesis, Chris and Jill have alternate costumes, and the Back Bling features three different shades of Resident Evil’s life-sustaining herbs. There are themed pickaxes and even a “brolly stroll” emote that pokes fun at everyone’s least favorite fictional corporation, which is a nice touch.
The S.T.A.R.S. Team and S.T.A.R.S. Team Gear outfits and equipment are available for purchase in separate S.T.A.R.S. Team bundles. Because of Halloween and the hordes of “Cube Monsters” in the current season, the Resident Evil packs have arrived at an opportune time, and we won’t be surprised if they lose some of their initial luster. Nonetheless, this is a Fortnite video game crossover that makes sense — Chris and Jill are already dressed for what is sure to be a brutal battle for survival.