Veteran survivors Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield are taking the Battle Bus out of Raccoon City. The pair arrived on the Island as part of a Fortnite and Resident Evil crossover. Epic Games announced the addition in a March 17, 2023 blog post on the official Fortnite website. Both characters are available now as the “Raccoon City Survivors” set.
Claire Redfield’s debut in Fortnite has her looking much as she does in the Resident Evil 2 remake. She sports her red leather jacket, jeans, and ponytailed hairstyle, with her character design adjusted slightly to match Fortnite‘s style. Interested players can purchase her as a cosmetic skin, which is sold as the “Scarlet Hero: Claire Redfield” bundle on the item store. Besides the Claire Redfield skin, it also includes a pickaxe and Back Bling. The Back Bling is patterned after the four unique metal keys that open doors within the Raccoon City Police Department building. The pickaxe is called the Umbrella Parasol Pickaxe, and is colored in red and white, similar to the Umbrella Corporation logo.
Meanwhile, Leon S. Kennedy’s Fortnite skin is more reminiscent of his appearance in Resident Evil 4 and its remake, rather than his “rookie cop” style in Resident Evil 2. Leon’s skin pack is called the “We Will Beat This: Leon S. Kennedy” bundle. In it, Leon wears his tactical pants, belt, underarm holster, and combat knife, as seen in Resident Evil 4. The pack also includes a Combat Knife Pickaxe and a Back Bling patterned after his voluminous attaché’ case.
Fortnite is available on iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The Fortnite and Resident Evil crossover skins are available in the Item Shop as of March 17, 2023.