Optimus Prime is coming to Fortnite

Optimus Prime comes to Fortnite
(Image credit: u/Ambushments / Epic Games)

Love Fortnite? Love Transformers? Then do I have good news for you.

According to a new leak, Optimus Prime is stopping by Fortnite next season. We don't know too much about it, but among the images that have leaked so far is a screenshot of a loading screen that shows Optimus racing through the lush, green jungle.

Optimus Prime coming to Fortnite next season. from r/GamingLeaksAndRumours

Known Fortnite leaker HYPEX reports that he'll be joining the game pretty soon, too; rumor has it he'll be released around Friday, June 9, 2023.

“Season 3 is now confirmed to be tropical themed, and Fortnite is also collaborating with Transformers, with Optimus Prime being in the battle pass," HYPEX says (thanks, The Loadout).

HYPEX also reckons we'll be getting a summer Meowscles skin and a Mechanic skin, along with rideable Raptors that now get exhausted. 

Other changes are rumored to include that tropical biome and a "Tropical Biome and with most likely a Desert area, and a volcanic area". HYPEX also talks of a racing mode, Sky/Ground Race Tracks and "the default car is a new Supercar".

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 doesn't have a confirmed release date yet, but if Epic keeps to its usual cycle, it will probably drop in early June 2023 as the current season ends on June 9.

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