Today (July 6, 2021) is the official street date of Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #6, the sixth and final comic in a 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 #6 includes Batman's Batarang Axe Pickaxe, which will also be available in the Item Shop tonight.
Batman/Fornite: Zero Point #6
The following contains spoilers for Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #6. Stop reading now if you do not wish to know details of the story contained within the issue.
Issue #6 of DC Comic's Batman and Fortnite crossover is the same length as the first five issues, wrapping up the current storyline and setting up Batman and Fortnite for future crossovers.
The issue opens with Batman and Catwoman trying to figure out a way home now that Deathstroke has left them stranded on Apollo Island, having escaped through the Zero Point.
Catwoman manages to snag the navigation device off of Deathstroke before he leaves, but it is broken, only able to take the pair back to the Loop.
Thankfully there is someone in the loop to complete the trio needed to navigate back to Gotham.
As Bats and Catwoman head back into the Loop to snag her, they make two startling realizations.
One: Harley Quinn can talk, and is fully aware of what is going on.
Two: Harely Quinn does not want to leave the world of Fortnite.
The pair also tussle with armored snapshots of themselves for a panel before snagging Quinn and making their way back to the Zero Point chamber.
Though Quinn escapes them, they manage to open a portal to Gotham, and after a brief deliberation on whether or not they should go back, they return home.
As their memories return, Catwoman leaves Batman, telling him they should have stayed on the island and lived happily together.
Batman meets up with Gordon to tell him what happened with Deathstroke, and Gordon reveals that the rift has closed.
The issue wraps up with Deathstroke reporting to Lex Luthor that a tether to the Zero Point was successfully made, while the Batman Who Laughs reveals he was part of the plan to tether the worlds together as well.
All is going according to their plan.
The Imagined Order's plan.
With Lex and the Batman Who Laughs are pulling the strings from Gotham, Dr. Slone is pulling all the strings.
A new rift above Gotham opens.
This issue is light on Fortnite characters, though we do see Hush, as well as the island versions of Bane, Scarecrow, and some form of Joker in a panel.
Bright bomber is shown unconscious, and Harley is shown fighting Cuddle Team Leader, Mancake, and Ruckus.
Llambro's pickaxe is also used to whack Batman.
It is kind of epic.
Is It Any Good?
While there were some great bombshells in this issue, it is certainly one of the weaker issues in the series.
While the end is surely going to excite Batman and Fortnite fans, the rest of the issue felt like more of a "Let's get them home now" feel, with the Armored versions of Batman and Catwoman showing up for nothing more than fanservice.
We never find out why Harley Quinn is an exception to the rules of the island, with her appearance mostly serving the purpose of providing Batman and Catwoman a road back to Gotham.
A plot device more than anything else.
The final few pages provide the most excitement, with Lex, the Batman Who Laughs, and Dr. Slone revealing it was them behind everything all along.
What is their ultimate goal?
That is a question for a future series, as the final panel lets readers know this is far from the end.
Series Wrap Up
So how did Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point hold up as a whole?
It was a great series that should please both Batman and Fortnite fans.
A lot of mysteries about Fortnite's Island were revealed, though honestly, the books left readers with more questions than they did answers.
If the Zero Point is actually BELOW the Island's surface, what have players been seeing above the surface?
What did The Foundation bloom and get trapped in?
What did the Aliens destroy/capture?
Why could Harley Quinn break the rules of the Island while still being stuck in the Loop?
What are IO's plans for the multiverse and why is Dr. Slone so damn evil?
Of course, there was no reason to believe that Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point would answer fans' questions without leaving some mystery to reveal over time.
With the series ending on a major cliffhanger, Fortnite players can be sure there are more comics to come.
The biggest question now is will the next series be a Batman/Fortnite crossover or a Superman/Fortnite crossover.
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 Destroyer Glider
- June 15: Issue #5 - Harley Quinn's Revenge Back Bling
- July 6: Issue #6 - Batarang Axe 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.