Fortnite is collaborating with popular fantasy author, Brandon Sanderson, to add the Mistborn series of books to the island, with a Kelsier skin out now in the Item Shop.
Fortnite Mistborn Crossover
Kelsier, one of the series' main characters, is currently available in the Item Shop as the "Kelsier Outfit" for their character in-game. Along with the skin, there is a Kelsier-themed loading screen, "Hemalurgic Spikes" back bling, and "Volcanic Glass Daggers" pickaxe to couple with the survivor of Hathsin.
The announcement was teased on Fortnite's Twitter with certain fans quickly noticing familiar symbols and quotes from the fantasy series.
The series of books comes from Sanderson's Mistborn, which has encompassed six books so far, and a seventh for a release in 2022. It is set in a dystopian fantasy world, where some are able to gain access to magical powers through the means of consuming or wearing metals, and even impaling a metal through their flesh. The three disciplines that allow for the person to use magic are Allomancy, Feruchemy and Hemalurgy respectively.
Kelsier, one of the first book's main characters, is a thief who stole from nobles, who was driven to overthrow the "Final Empire" in the novel. Spending time in a prison camp, he saw his wife murdered, which awakened his powers as a Mistborn.
Though on the blog post by Epic Games says it will only feature cosmetic skins as part of this collaboration, there is no other news if the items will be as far as it goes.