Fortnite Battle Royale Adds Raiden to Item Shop

    Available for 1,800 V Bucks.

    Epic Games has announced that they have added Raiden from Metal Gear Solid 2 to Fortnite‘s item shop. The character is available for 1,800 V Bucks.

    Over the years, Fortnite has collaborated with several massive media properties. Examples include My Hero AcademiaJujutsu KaisenDragon BallAttack on TitanNarutoStar WarsMarvel, and more. The latest chapter introduces characters from Metal Gear SolidFamily Guy, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the franchise of the same name. 

    Raiden Arrives in Fortnite Battle Royale

    The official Fortnite Twitter/X account has confirmed that Raiden has been added to the game’s item shop. Raiden, a “VR-trained recruit to the reformed FOXHOUND unit,” first appeared in the Metal Gear Solid franchise in MGS 2: Sons of Liberty. Later, he would appear in Metal Gear Solid 4, have an entire game dedicated to him in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and cameo in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.

    Check out the official announcement post below:

    Yesterday, Epic Games added the Metal Gear Solid franchise’s main character, Solid Snake, to Fortnite‘s battle pass. Alongside his release, two new items have been added to the game: the EMP stealth camo and cardboard boxes. Both allow players to become Solid Snake and become sneakier than ever in Fortnite‘s battle royale mode.

    Players can unlock Solid Snake by purchasing the 950 V-Buck battle pass and by doing the following:

    • Hide in a Cardboard Box for 10 seconds.
    • Deal 250 damage to opponents within 10 meters.
    • Deal 50 damage to opponents with explosives.
    • Deal 500 damage to opponents with assault rifles.
    • Break 2 security cameras or turrets.

    Once you complete these tasks, a new set of challenges are opened. Upon completion of these challenges, players can unlock the Old Snake cosmetic. To unlock the Metal Gear Solid 4 variant of the beloved character, players must do the following:

    • Deal 2500 damage to opponents with a weapon that has a suppressor.
    • Use EMP Stealth Camo 3 times.
    • Use a hiding spot in 5 different matches.
    • Assist in opening 3 Vaults or hack 3 Train Heist Chests.
    • Damage 10 different enemy players before they damage you.

    Lastly, Raiden is now available in the Fortnite Battle Royale item shop for 1,800 V Bucks.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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