Gears of War invades Fortnite early in the season


Kait and Marcus are in the item shop

Gears of War invades Fortnite this week, with a series of quests for cosmetic rewards, as well as the arrival of Kait and Marcus on the shop.

The bundle is 2000 V-Bucks, and includes both Kait and Marcus, as well as two sets of back bling, and a spray. You can also opt to get them individually for 1,500 V-Bucks. And, there’s a little bonus unlock for Marcus:

“When you play a match on Xbox Series X|S after purchasing the Marcus Fenix Outfit, you’ll unlock the Outfit’s Matte Black Style — a memento of his Xbox history.”

As an FYI, you don’t even need to play a match in my experience: it just unlocked as soon as I got it on Xbox series X.

If you don’t want to grab the characters from the shop, you can do a series of quests for free for XP and a Gears spray.

For reference, here are the Gears of War invades Fortnite Delta-One quests you’ll need to complete:

  • Collect Three COG Tags
  • Crouch Behind Barrier
  • Damage Opponent with Melee Attack
  • Do Shotgun Damage to an Opponent
  • Collect Thrashball Memorabilia

The quests actually pretty easy. So the COG Tags show up on your radar after you enter their zone that’s clearly marked on the map. They’re typically outdoors, and right on the floor.

Barriers are literally the concrete blocks that you hide behind in the Gears of War series proper. You’ll be able to see which ones are the quest-sensitive barriers because they have the Gears of War logo on them.

“Damage Opponent with a melee attack” is easy to do at the start of the game. Drop when you see a lot of people heading out of the bus, then follow someone, and hit them with your pickaxe. It’ll register as “melee” damage

Shotgun damage is the same concept: just find one in a densely packed area and hit an opponent vaguely anywhere.

Finding Thrashball Memorabilia is similar to COG Tags, but they’re generally closer to building perimeters than they are out in the open. The easiest way to grab them all at once is to head to Condo Canyon, as it has all three collectibles you’ll need in the same place.

And that’s it! You’ll get your Gears spray for all your efforts. You have seven days from today to finish this questline.

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