Predator is on his way to Fortnite but he’s bringing a friend so don’t worry
Fortnite is no stranger to crossover events with popular movies, TV shows, and video games. From Star Wars to Marvel, from John Wick to The Mandalorian, Fortnite has welcomed many iconic characters and items into its colorful world. But none of them are as fearsome and formidable as the latest guest: Predator.
Predator is a legendary alien hunter who travels across the galaxy in search of worthy prey. He has appeared in several movies, comics, games, and books since his debut in 1987. He is known for his advanced technology, such as his cloaking device, his plasma caster, his wrist blades, and his bio-helmet. He is also known for his distinctive appearance, with his dreadlocks, mandibles, and glowing eyes.
But don’t worry, Predator is not coming to Fortnite alone. He is bringing a friend who can help you fight him or fight alongside him. His friend is none other than Dutch, the leader of the elite team that faced Predator in the first movie. Dutch is a skilled soldier, a master strategist, and a survivor. He knows how to deal with Predator better than anyone else.
In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about Predator and Dutch in Fortnite. We will explain their backstory and abilities, their arrival and challenges in Fortnite, how to unlock them and their exclusive items, and how to survive and thrive in the jungle of Stealthy Stronghold. We will also answer some frequently asked questions at the end. So let’s get started!
Who is Predator and why is he coming to Fortnite?
Predator’s backstory and abilities
Predator belongs to a race of extraterrestrial hunters called Yautja. They live by a code of honor that dictates their hunting rituals and rules. They only hunt worthy prey that can pose a challenge or offer a trophy. They respect their prey and honor their kills. They also avoid harming unarmed or innocent beings.
Predator has superhuman strength, speed, agility, durability, and senses. He can leap great distances, climb any surface, withstand bullets and explosions, and track any movement or sound. He also has access to advanced technology that gives him an edge over his prey. Some of his gadgets include:
Predator’s most distinctive feature is his face. He has four mandibles that can open and close, revealing his sharp teeth and tongue. He also has dreadlocks that hang from his head, and glowing eyes that can change color depending on his mood or mode. He can make various sounds, such as roars, clicks, growls, and laughs. He can also mimic the voices of his prey or allies using his vocal mimicry device.
Predator’s arrival and challenges in Fortnite
Predator has arrived in Fortnite as part of the Chapter 2 Season 5 Battle Pass. He is the secret skin that can be unlocked by completing a series of challenges. He is also the boss that can be found in the Stealthy Stronghold POI, a dense jungle area that resembles his original hunting ground in the movie.
To unlock Predator, you need to complete the following challenges:
Once you complete these challenges, you will unlock Predator’s skin, his built-in emote (Bio-helmet Online), his banner, his spray, and his emoticon. You will also unlock additional challenges that will reward you with more Predator-themed items, such as his back bling (Hunter’s Trophy), his pickaxe (Yautja Wristblades), and his wrap (Hunter’s Arsenal).
Who is Predator’s friend and how can you team up with him?
Introducing Dutch, the legendary hunter
Predator’s friend is Dutch, the leader of the elite team that was sent to rescue hostages from a guerrilla camp in Central America in the first movie. Dutch and his team were unaware that they were being stalked by Predator, who killed them one by one until only Dutch remained. Dutch managed to survive by using his wits, his skills, and his environment. He set up traps, camouflaged himself with mud, and faced Predator in a final showdown. He wounded Predator and forced him to activate his self-destruct mechanism. Dutch escaped the explosion and was rescued by a helicopter.
Dutch is played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the most famous actors and action stars of all time. He has starred in many other movies, such as The Terminator, Conan the Barbarian, Total Recall, and The Expendables. He is also a former bodybuilder, a former governor of California, and a cultural icon.
Dutch is available in Fortnite as a separate skin that can be purchased from the Item Shop. He comes with two styles: Classic and 2025. The Classic style is based on his appearance in the first movie, while the 2025 style is based on his appearance in the game Predator: Hunting Grounds, where he returned as an older but still badass hunter.
How to unlock Dutch and his exclusive items
To unlock Dutch, you need to buy him from the Item Shop for 1,500 V-Bucks. You will also get his back bling (Mudpack), which is a backpack with some mud and leaves on it. You can switch between his two styles at any time from the locker menu.
If you want more Dutch-themed items, you can also buy the Dutch’s Gear Bundle for 2,200 V-Bucks. This bundle includes:
Alternatively, you can buy each item separately for 800 V-Bucks (pickaxe), 500 V-Bucks (rifle), and 300 V-Bucks (wrap).
How to survive and thrive in the jungle of Stealthy Stronghold