You Can Now Play as Ripley and the Alien in Fortnite

Fortnite Aliens

Fortnite’s latest playable characters are Ellen Ripley and the Xenomorph from Aliens. No, really.

We swear we’re not making this up – Fortnite has outpaced Mortal Kombat X and Dead By Daylight as gaming’s biggest purveyor of unlikely crossovers. As of right now, you can leap into the slimy shoes of alien-buster Ellen Ripley and her nemesis, the Xenomorph, as seen in James Cameron’s Aliens.

This and other crossovers opens the door to any number of absurd brawls, Chun-Li beating seven bells out of the Xenomorph while Ellen Ripley flosses over Ryu’s corpse. Yes, the new characters, like the rest of the Fortnite cast, can pull off all manner of emotes which, as it happens, has been winding a few people up. It’s true that H.R Giger probably didn’t envision his creation doing the Carlton Dance but is it really more of an insult than Alien Covenant?

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You can check out the Ripley and Xenomorph trailer below or, if you’ve got Fortnite sitting on your device of choice, you can dive into the alien-blasting, cat-protecting action right now.