Fortnite welcomes Resident Evil's Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield

New skins for Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine are coming to Fortnite
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Two legendary S.T.A.R.S. members are shrugging off Raccoon City and taking an island break as Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield arrive in Fortnite (opens in new tab) to take on The Sideways' Cube Monsters this Halloween.

"After surviving countless horrors in the Spencer Mansion and beyond, S.T.A.R.S. veterans Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine find themselves on the Island to face The Sideways' Cube Monsters. Fend off Cube Monsters (and your opponents) like your life depends on it with the S.T.A.R.S. Team Set, available now in the Fortnite Item Shop!" Epic teases in a new blog (opens in new tab) posted earlier today, confirming that the S.T.A.R.S. Team Set is available now in the Fortnite Item Shop.

Players can purchase the Chris Redfield Outfit, Jill Valentine Outfit, Green Herb Back Bling (alt Styles included), the Survival Loading Screen, and Saving Keystroke Back Bling as part of the S.T.A.R.S. Team Bundle, as well as the option to purchase the HOT DOGGER Pickaxe, Stun Rod Pickaxe, and Brolly Stroll Emote in a second bundle, the S.T.A.R.S. Team Gear Bundle. 

"Whether you're taking down Cube Monsters or storming IO labs, stop evil in its tracks as boulder enthusiast Chris Redfield and the "master of unlocking" Jill Valentine," the blog post adds, referencing Jill's locksmith prowess. "The Chris Redfield Outfit comes with the alt Hound Wolf Squad Style, based on his clash in a snowy village, and the Jill Valentine Outfit comes with the alt Raccoon City Style, based on her desperate escape from a relentless pursuer."

Did you know Epic Games was considering launching an entertainment division, which could mean we'll finally get a Fortnite movie (opens in new tab)?

Epic Games is reportedly looking to expand into the "scripted video programming business", and is rumored to be actively discussing a Fortnite movie adaptation as part of those plans. It's thought the expansion into other entertainment businesses may give Epic Games access to another market whilst the lawsuits with Apple and Google are ongoing (and if you need an update on that, head over to our Apple vs Epic lawsuit explainer (opens in new tab) guide for more information).

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Vikki Blake
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