Dead Space’s Isaac joins Fortnite ahead of remake release

Fortnite x Dead Space collab
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Epic Games has announced that space-age slayer, Isaac Clarke, has joined Fortnite’s roster days before he makes his big appearance in the Dead Space remake. 

Epic Games announced the addition of the Dead Space protagonist in a blog post, which revealed that Isaac is now available as part of Fortnite's Gaming Legend Series of skins. 

You can now pick up this stoic hero for $11.99 / £9.99 / AUD$17.09 in the Epic Games Store. When you purchase the skin, you also unlock the Strange Transmission Quests. Thanks to these uneasy transmissions, you will be able to earn up to 1,500 V-Bucks, RIG Back Bling, USG Ishimura Back, and Bling Plasma Cutter Pickaxe. 

One of many  

Fornite team diving in

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Since its release in 2017, Fortnite has built an impressive roster. Collecting everyone from popstars to necromorph slayers, there’s more than enough choice for you to fully kit out your team with some of the hottest heroes, celebrities, and demogorgon's from the upside down. 

In terms of video game characters, Isaac Clarke is far from the first to join the battle royale’s roster. The Gaming Legends Series of skins also includes demi-god dad, Kratos, the tomb-raiding Lara Croft, and even Halo’s Master Chief. Video game characters known for serious roles in other franchises becoming a part of the wacky world of Fortnite is something of a fan service now. 

More death in space 

Isaac floats in space

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As mentioned above, this expansion to Fortnite’s roster comes at a pivotal time for the necromorph hunter. The Dead Space remake is set to be released on January 27 and sees the 2008 survival horror getting a modern facelift for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Just some of the improvements the remake implements include a much more vocal Isaac, with the Necromorph slayer now actively commenting on his surroundings and even chatting with the few remaining humans left on the USG Ishimura, and a new terrific flesh-peeling system that allows you to accurately dismember your enemies  – because true horror is nothing if not accurate. 

Thanks to Epic Games, it seems like you can now enjoy the many sides of Isaac Clarke. Whether he’s being terrorized by mutant bloodied monsters on a space station or teaming up with Ariana Grande to get that winner-winner chicken dinner. 

Elie Gould
Features Writer

Elie is a Features Writer for TechRadar Gaming, here to write about anything new or slightly weird. Before writing for TRG, Elie studied for a Masters at Cardiff University JOMEC in International Journalism and Documentaries – spending their free time filming short docs or editing the gaming section for their student publications. 

Elie’s first step into gaming was through Pokémon but they've taken the natural next step in the horror genre. Any and every game that would keep you up at night is on their list to play - despite the fact that one of Elie’s biggest fears is being chased.