With Christmas being simply across the nook, I needed to focus this week’s Friday ‘Nite on one thing festive for the vacation. Possibly I would discuss in regards to the historical past of Sgt. Winter, Fortnite‘s in-universe battle-hardened Santa. Or possibly I would check out one of the best holiday-themed skins so far. However then I stumbled upon an Easter egg that’s so enjoyable, darkish, and total unusual that it felt like one thing solely Fortnite may pull off, and one thing no Fortnite fan ought to miss. On the planet of Winterfest, it appears Crackshot is undoubtedly on the naughty listing.
In case you’ve saved up with the Save The World story, you could know that Crackshot, the nutcracker character, is infamously sadistic. The person arrange a pretend kidnapping plot simply to get everybody to bend to his festive will. When gamers found Crackshot was not solely out of hazard however really threatening to do hurt to hostages he’d taken in the event that they did not meet his calls for for a holly jolly Winterfest, it turned clear the nut had clearly cracked as soon as and for all.
Finally, gamers had been in a position to quell and disarm Crackshot, not lengthy after he referred to as for Santa’s head on a platter, however solely by way of a severe dedication to his expectations for vacation decor and demeanor. The person is unhinged, he all the time has been. If ever you have been in line for a Black Friday sale, Crackshot is the man on the entrance of the road who slept there all week and is able to reduce anybody searching for the TV on deep-discount that he is eyeballing. However here is what Epic hasn’t revealed so plainly: Crackshot’s log cabin, the annual residence for wintry festivities, hides a darkish secret involving the Fortnite fandom’s favourite anthropomorphic banana.
In 2019’s Winterfest, you possibly can go to Crackshot’s Cabin to unwrap items, toy with a few of the decorations, and simply typically take in the December vibes. It is a nice scene, save for the unnerving gaze that may come from the harmful host sitting by the fireplace. However behind him laid a higher secret, one that may solely make sense immediately, two years later.
Seen exterior his window, peering in like a child trying into the toy retailer, was Peely. Maybe Peely was thought of to be trespassing, or maybe he was simply strolling by, not trying festive sufficient to go well with Crackshot’s expectations for Winterfest aesthetics. Regardless of the cause, it appears Crackshot returned to his roots of taking hostages. Peely was apparently kidnapped by Crackshot and placed on ice, therefore this yr’s Polar Peely debut.
It definitely all fits the narrative, however for those who want extra proof, think about that Peely is now thawing by the fireplace in Crackshot’s Cabin, besides Crackshot himself appears to have been usurped by Sgt. Winter. It will appear that the militaristic gift-giver has returned hearth on the nutcracker, out of vengeance (or simply self-preservation) for when Crackshot ordered his premature demise.
Some would possibly counsel the Crackshot we see in Save The World has no bearing on that which we discover in battle royale, as they’re separate storylines. I feel what we’re actually seeing is one Crackshot who has revealed his sadistic tendencies, and one other who continues to be cloaking it like Dexter Morgan punching in for work on the Miami metro police station.
Crackshot has a Darkish Passenger, and you would be sensible to put on your greatest knit sweater and bake your greatest batch of sweet cane-shaped cookies to remain on his good listing. With Sgt. Winter staking a declare on Crackshot’s Cabin, loopers could also be protected from Crackshot’s twisted dedication to the holidays–but for a way lengthy? Glad holidays and see you within the new yr with extra Fortnite story chatter!
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