Fortnite Master Chief is a real thing that is happening, and you can pick him up in the item shop tonight.
After leaking earlier this month, John-117's arrival in Fortnite's increasingly bizarre metaverse was confirmed at The Game Awards. He's available as a new Outfit, and if you play a match of Fortnite on Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S after purchasing it, you'll unlock a special Matte Black Style. Chief arrives along with a full set, including a Pelican Glider, a miniature Pelican Carrier, and a Gravity Hammer.
Yes, this means you can finally have a long-awaited grudge match between Xbox champion Master Chief and PlayStation legend Kratos. Now we just need to get Mario in there and the console-crossing escapades will be complete.
The Master Chief is bringing a little piece of home with him as well. Starting on Friday at 7 am PST / 10 am EST / 1 pm BST, you'll be able to play a painstakingly recreated version of Blood Gulch (or whatever you call it from your Halo of choice) in Fortnite Creative Mode. It's a perfect fit for Capture The Flag, of course, but you can just take a walk through and bathe in nostalgia if you prefer.
Fortnite will keep its string of high-profile cameos rolling next week with the arrival of The Walking Dead's Daryl and Michonne on December 16. Honestly, getting whisked away from a zombie apocalypse to a kooky island where everybody just fights all the time with no consequences doesn't sound that bad.
Make sure you stay up to date on what's coming next with our early look at Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6.