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Fortnite is getting in on the Stranger Things season 3 hype with some mysterious portals

(Image credit: Netflix/Epic)

At this point Fortnite (opens in new tab) is more than just a battle royale behemoth, it's also a swirling vortex of pop culture references, and Stranger Things is the latest TV show to get caught up in it. To mark the launch of Stranger Things season 3 (opens in new tab) on July 4, strange portals have started appearing around the Mega Mall. Sadly, they don't take you to the Upside Down. 

At the moment there are six portals, and they just transport you to somewhere else in the Mega Mall. Will that change when Stranger Things season 3 goes live on Netflix? Somewhere out there some Netflix lawyers and Epic developers know, and they're not telling. 

(Image credit: Epic)

The appearance isn't a huge surprise, during E3 2019 (opens in new tab) Netflix's director of interactive games Chris Lee spoke about the crossover (opens in new tab), pointing out that the Scoops Ahoy ice-cream shop from the show had appeared in the mall, and suggesting more was to come. 

The crossover is just the latest and won't be the last, with past collaborations with the likes of Avengers: Endgame (opens in new tab), John Wick 3 (opens in new tab), and, uh, Nike's Air Jordans proving that you can make anything work in Fortnite. I'm just gutted they didn't leap on the chance to get something Midsommar (opens in new tab) related in this week. 

You can stay tuned for more Stranger Things Fortnite crossover news as it happens, as well as all the teases and information about Fortnite season 10 (opens in new tab)

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Rachel Weber is the US Managing Editor of GamesRadar+ and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She joined GamesRadar+ in 2017, revitalizing the news coverage and building new processes and strategies for the US team.