Fortnite Is Bringing In The Best Anime Characters

Dragon Ball's Piccolo and Gohan are on their way to Fortnite.

By Jason Collins | Updated

Gohan and Piccolo

After welcoming Goku to the battle royale Island, the recently sued Fortnite is now welcoming another iconic father-and-son duo from the Dragon Ball franchise. No, we’re not referring to Prince Vegeta and his son Trunks. Instead, we’re referring to Piccolo and Gohan—Goku’s eldest son who was brought up by Piccolo during one of Goku’s many outings in the afterlife.

According to IGN, Fortnite is crossing over with the Dragon Ball franchise once again, welcoming Piccolo and Gohan, as seen in the latest Dragon Ball animated film, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. The news was originally dropped by Epic Games on Fortnite’s official website, announcing the two new character skins, followed by their respective accessories. Both characters have their respective Back Blings, Pickaxes, Gliders, and emotes that allow them to change into their respective powered versions.

Gohan’s emote in Fortnite allows the character to charge up to what was mistakenly named Gohan’s Super Saiyan form. However, given that the character model actually has silver hair resembling Goku’s Ultra Instinct, we can safely assume that the description actually refers to Gohan Beast—the character’s ultimate form achieved in the latest animated film. Admittedly, Goku’s Ultra Instinct is still the strongest combat form in the franchise, but franchise creator Akira Toriyama stated that Gohan has the biggest combat potential in the entire franchise, potentially outstripping Goku.

As for Piccolo’s emote, Charging Up turns the Green Namekian into his Power Awakened form, also featured in the last film. It does turn him slightly orange, but the fans have greeted this change as it was the first powerup and character development Piccolo has received in well over two decades. Other than that, Fortnite’s website also mentioned the return of the Kamehameha attack item and the Nimbus Cloud mobility item, meaning that the games have a chance to end with anime-esque battles.

Dragon Ball Adventure Island in Fortnite

In other crossover-related news, the Dragon Ball Adventure Island is also making a comeback, allowing Fortnite players to explore all the iconic locations seen in the anime. This includes Goku’s house, Kami’s Palace, the Room of Spirit and Time, and Beerus’ Planet—the latter sounds particularly interesting. There are two weekly quests, one of which started today and rewards players with the Gohan Beast Spray, while the Orange Piccolo Spray quest unlocks on February 7.

Epic has also promised a trove of old and new Dragon Ball items making their way into the game’s shop.

This is yet another crossover Fortnite introduced to its universe, joining Dragon Ball characters with other characters from various franchises such as Darth Vader from Star Wars, TARDIS from Doctor Who (yes, the iconic police box is actually a series’ character), and Blanka and Sakura from the Street Fighter franchise. The current patch also includes several bug fixes, most of which are related to emotes and Augments, as well as weekly quests that don’t actually expire after one week.

Fortnite is currently available for free on PC, Nintendo Switch, both last- and current-gen PlayStation and Xbox platforms, and mobile devices.