Today is the official street date of Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #2, the second comic in a 6-part series that finds Batman, Harley Quinn, and Catwoman on Apollo Island trying to figure out exactly what in the world is going on.
The story is Fortnite canon and will explain many of the island's mysteries, including the Zero Point.
Each issue also comes with a code redeemable in-game for an exclusive cosmetic item.
Issue #2 includes the Batman Zero Wing Glider skin, which will not be available in the Fortnite Item Shop later today.
Batman/Fornite: Zero Point #2
The following contains spoilers for Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #2. Stop reading now if you do not wish to know details of the story contained within the issue.
Issue #2 of DC Comic's Batman and Fortnite crossover is the same length as the first issue but feels much more substantial.
It opens with Batman waking up at the start of an island reset with no memories again.
It is then that readers, and Batman, find out that he has written himself messages to himself on his armor, weapons, and throughout secret hideouts he left around on the island with each reset.
He pieces together his situation, finding his gear and eventually to Catwoman.
The rest of the issue follows their adventures exploring the island through various resets, dying and rediscovering each other each time.
They also run into Harley Quinn, who seems to have fully embraced the chaos of the island with no intention of helping Batman and Catwoman on their quest to find a way off the island.
Eventually Bats figures out a possible way off the island, and that is to stand at the epicenter of the Storm as it closes in after 22 minutes of battle.
Unfortunately, there is only room for one combatant.
The issue ends with Catwoman killing Batman and seemingly escaping, as Batman wakes up once again with no memory for another round.
This issue focuses mainly on Batman and Catwoman, though a few Fortnite favorites do show up as they did in the first.
Ruckus is back, reprising his role from the first comic...several times.
Other characters include Cuddle Team Leader, Rex, Bright Bomber, the Red Knight, Tricera Ops, Meowcles, Onesie, Fishstick, and more.
These characters still play no part in the actual story other than being fodder for the DC crew to smack around.
Is It Any Good?
Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #2 certainly picks up the pace, using stellar artwork and the repeated use of specific panels to really drive home what Batman and company are going through
The comic certainly induced a few chuckles as well, such as when Batman reads his note to himself that says "The Cat is a friend" while watching Meowcles and Catwoman fighting.
One of the best panels has to be when Batman finds Harley Quinn and sees her Flossing.
She's embraced the dancing. That's a worrisome sign."
Overall, the issue was enjoyable, though not without some troublesome issues that still plague comics to this day.
Notably, Catwoman's costume.
It is understandable that everyone's outfit in Fornite is battle-worn, but where Batman has evolved and armored up a bit, Catwoman has just let her leotard shred, barely covering her.
Another interesting item is how the comics contradict what players are familiar within the game, notably that no one can talk and that everyone's memory is reset at the end of each 22-minute loop.
Players know from interacting with NPCs and completing multistep quests that they can both speak, and they have memory in between resets.
Whether or not this will be explained in the comics or not will have to wait until the coming issues.
Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point
The issue release dates, and the cosmetic items included, are as follows:
- April 20: Issue #1 - Rebirth Harley Quinn Skin
- May 4: Issue #2 - Batman Zero Wing Glider
- May 18: Issue #3 - Catwoman's Claw Grapple Pickaxe
- June 1: Issue #4 - Deathstroke Glider
- June 15: Issue #5 - Harley Quinn's Revenge Back Bling
- July 6: Issue #6 - Batarang Pickaxe
Redeeming the Promo Code
Fortnite players looking to redeem their exclusive Batman Zero Wing Glider in-game need to get their hands on a copy of Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #2 from their local comic store or through DC Universe Infinite.
Once they have their issue, they can redeem the included code by following these directions, provided by epicgames.com:
- Visit fortnite.com/redeem.
- Select Your Preferred Platform or “Sign In With Epic Games” if you already have an Epic Account.
- Verify that you are logged into the correct account.
- You should see a display name in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Enter or copy/paste the code as-is into the “Enter Access Code” text field.
- Select “REDEEM."
- Verify the item you are redeeming and select “ACTIVATE."
- Launch Fortnite with the same Epic account.
- Select Battle Royale.
- Upon loading in, you will receive a gift box showing your unlocked cosmetics. You can select EQUIP or CLAIM to close. Cosmetics will then be available in your Locker.