Fortnite is building on last year’s excellent Dragon Ball event by adding Piccolo and Son Gohan as purchasable skins. The two characters, which are now available to buy in the in-game shop, join a roster of playable Dragon Ball characters that already includes Goku, Vegeta, Beerus, and Bulma.
Alongside the introduction of Piccolo and Gohan, the Kamehameha and Nimbus Cloud items will be available on the Fortnite island once more. Kamehameha lets you unleash a super attack, while the Nimbus Cloud lets you soar into the air, and I think both make the game a lot more fun (if chaotic). The Dragon Ball-themed Creative mode island returns as well, and it’s worth checking out to see a bunch of iconic Dragon Ball places built in the Fortnite engine.
Piccolo and Gohan also mark just the latest anime-themed characters to join Fortnite’s ever-growing crossover roster. In December, the game kicked off a collab with My Hero Academia, and there have been two Naruto-themed events as well. And developer Epic Games has slowly added a bunch of skins designed in-house with an anime / cel-shaded aesthetic that look quite good, so it seems likely we’ll be seeing more anime-style items in the game down the line.
The new update released Tuesday, v23.30, also brings a great change to weekly quests for XP: all weekly quests will now be available until the end of the season. Starting with Chapter 4, the quests added every week also expired after a week, and it was an annoying switch from the previous system where weekly quests would be available for the whole season. Because they were so time-sensitive, Chapter 4’s original weekly quests sometimes felt more like a necessary chore than fun things to strive for, and I’m glad Epic has reversed course.