Disney’s Wreck it Ralph has made a surprise appearance in Fortnite coinciding with the release of its second movie. The character was first spotted during a stream from MozzzyyTwitch in which he briefly appeared on an outdoor cinema screen. It’s unclear whether this cameo is part of a bigger crossover event between the two properties, but Thanos from the Disney-owned Marvel Cinematic Universe was previously made a playable character for a limited-time event.
More so than Thanos, Ralph is a character that’s basically made for crossover events like these. The two films in the series are a hive of pop culture references, and the sequel even features a couple of references to Fortnite itself (and yes, one of them involves flossing).
Although some are speculating that Ralph could be about to become a playable character in the game, this could just be a small easter egg made to coincide with the film’s release weekend. The game hasn’t been lacking in new content recently, in the past month alone we’ve seen the Food Fight mode added to the game, as well as a sizeable Halloween event.