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New Fortnite tease has players hoping for Mission Impossible crossover

Epic Games is preparing Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 with spy-inspired teases, with fans hoping to see a potential Fortnite Mission Impossible crossover soon.

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We hope you’ve smashed through the current Fortnite battle pass for that Optimus Prime skin, as the next season is on the horizon. Epic Games is getting ready to unveil Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4, and the first teases for the update’s theme are leaning on the world of espionage. There are plenty of iconic spies to call upon, but some players are hopeful that a Fortnite Mission Impossible crossover will be part of one of the best battle royale games around.

According to Fortnite reporter ‘ShiinaBR’, Epic Games is rolling the first hints for Chapter 4 Season 4, as the developer updates the game’s social media with intriguing-yet-vague promotional material. Both the new icon and banner image feature what can be interpreted as laser beams, not unlike those seen in spy movies. The mysterious imagery has fans debating what it could mean, and many are suggesting Mission Impossible content might be on the cards.

“This reminded me of Mission Impossible. [Could] Ethan Hunt make his way to Fortnite?” comments Twitter user ‘MrOutsider95‘. Another Fortnite player, ‘SynOdyna’ echoes this: “Ethan Hunt? Mission Impossible collab?”

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 theme

It is possible that other iconic spies like James Bond are in the mix, as ‘Breakingdead1‘ suggests it may be “Mission Impossible? Spy x Family? James Bond?” Alongside these fan theories, many commenters are simply tweeting a gif of Ethan Hunt’s legendary infiltration of the CIA headquarters from the first Mission Impossible movie.

The aforementioned CIA scene requires the Impossible Mission Force agent to avoid making noise or touching the surfaces of a highly restricted vault. Helmed by 80s cinema maestro Brian De Palma, the sequence is one of the franchise’s most-known scenes.

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A Mission Impossible would be a surprise move for Tom Cruise, as the actor has famously denied requests to use his likeness for games and merchandise. That’s why you won’t find his face on Ethan Hunt in PS2 gem Mission Impossible Operation Surma, and why The Mummy Funko Pops of his character were quickly discontinued.

It isn’t the first time that Fortnite has opted to explore the world of spies. Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 included many spy-themed characters within its battle pass, such as Agent Peely and a sleek-looking Brutus. The return of another secret agent-style battle pass might be a disappointment for some fans if this is the case, but it is possible that it could be a limited-time event, rather than a fully-fledged season.

Epic Games will reveal Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 on Friday, August 25, 2023. If you’ve already finished the current battle pass or want to check something else in the meantime, you can find some of the best multiplayer games available right now.