[Updated] So Apparently Mistborn will be in Fortnite In Some Way? (Plus Mistborn Explainer!)


So, on Brandon's weekly update, he said Wednesday there would be an announcement we would expect, which turned out to be the title and cover reveal of Cytonic. Then he said Thursday there would be an announcement none of us would expect, and indeed, I am surprised! Apparently, there will be some sort of promotional event involving Mistborn in Fortnite? Okay, Brandon, you are right: we did not expect that.

We have absolutely no information on to what extent or details Mistborn (or the cosmere) will be in Fortnite. I feel like it's likely there will be new skins of some kind, but besides that, there's no info so far other than this cryptic image with a Mistborn symbol and a Fortnite logo:

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Update: Brandon posted more about this on Reddit. The short version is that Kelsier is going to appear in Fortnite, but it is not going to be a huge crossover event:

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Well, it's finally out! Yes, we're doing Kelsier in Fortnite.

So what's going on behind the scenes? Well, Donald Mustard (director of Fortnite) is a friend of mine. We worked on Infinity Blade together back in the day. So, he asked if I was interested in sticking Kelsier into the game--and I thought it was cool. So we've been working on that for a few months.

Like I said (and several of you confirmed in this thread) it's not something I expect my general fanbase to go crazy over--but it's nifty, and I hope it will be fun for those of you who enjoy both properties. It's also been a blast to work with the Fortnite team.

They'll release more, but don't expect a huge crossover event. It's just a little fun thing that I'm doing with my friend, who happens to have accidentally made one of the most popular games of all time.

 

Many of the replies on the Fortnite tweet have no idea what Mistborn is, so let me explain! Mistborn is a fantasy series by Brandon Sanderson, and there are currently six books in that series so far, with a few novellas as well. The series started in 2006 and Brandon's currently writing a seventh novel which comes out (hopefully) in 2022. Don't worry, though, the first three books are their own very satisfying trilogy. The pitch for the first book is essentially, "So what if the hero of prophecy failed, the dark lord won? A thousand years later, we need to try and overthrow the dark lord by robbing him silly?" There are main characters of Kelsier (who is the Survivor mentioned in that image) and Vin, who are both Mistborn, which have all sorts of magical abilities, but the primary one is pushing and pulling on metals. I might be a bit careful Googling details on these characters, though, as spoilers are abound. 

This isn't the first time Brandon has worked with Epic Games. Long ago, there was an iOS game called Infinity Blade, which Epic made, and Brandon ended up writing two novellas, Infinity Blade: Awakening, and Infinity Blade: Redemption, and that was the core of the worldbuilding for the second and third Infinity Blade games. It's not terribly surprising that there would be further collaboration with Brandon and Epic, so sure, why not?

Needless to say we will be converting our YouTube channel to be 100% Fortnite for the rest of eternity, so make sure to check that out!

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Well, that is certainly... unexpected to say the least. Just... wow.  Well played Brando, well played

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Can't wait to 360 coin shot to snag that epic Victory Royale before doing some fortnite dances on my enemies graves, as god intended.

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I'm really looking forward to the daily Fortnite tutorial uploads from Chaos on the Youtube-channel.

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I'm already downloading fortnite to be ready when the event starts 

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Chaos

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I added additional details to the article that Brandon posted on Reddit: 

 

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I like the way Brandon phrased that xD

"Just a fun little thing I'm doing with my friend."

"Who happens to have accidentally made one of the most popular games of all time."

Well, I can't really say I personally am super excited, but it's cool for Brandon and for the people who are excited so that's good.

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Dannex

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Wow

this is most unexpected 

“a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.”

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STAG

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So... do we know when this is happening?

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Well, did not expect that.

Huh.  

Yeah.  Cool?  

Spoiler

Someone explain Fortnite I don't know what it is.

 

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1 hour ago, Spren of Kindness said:

Well, did not expect that.

Huh.  

Yeah.  Cool?  

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Someone explain Fortnite I don't know what it is.

 

It is an action video game that basically has the premise of "Minecraft meets Hunger Games with guns". Popular on Youtube, the reason for many of the wierd dances people do on the internet, and the source of more crossovers than the DCEU and Smash Bros combined. 

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Well storms, now I'm going to have to download Fortnite? The things I do for Brandon Sanderson...

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I mean this is a pretty awesome thing for Brandon and the community.  Honestly I'd rather shoot myself in the kneecaps than play Fortnite again, but I will watch you guys do terrible. I like the Funhaus YT channel, so I'm used to, and actually love, ppl being terrible at games. Can't wait!

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21 minutes ago, basement_boi said:

My opinion may be unpopular... but why. Just why.

Why not? Fortnite players don't know and don't care, book fans won't play the game because of one skin, but Brandon gets his character into one of the most popular video games in the world.

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1 hour ago, ScadrianTank said:

Why not? Fortnite players don't know and don't care, book fans won't play the game because of one skin, but Brandon gets his character into one of the most popular video games in the world.

Tbh this.
Absolute worse case is Brandon now gets one of his characters in an incredibly popular video game. 

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It's weird though that they mentioned scars and it's the wrong scar.. is that just a me thing? The scars that model has don't mark him as Kelsier, just some guy. 

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28 minutes ago, Helium said:

It's weird though that they mentioned scars and it's the wrong scar.. is that just a me thing? The scars that model has don't mark him as Kelsier, just some guy. 

Yes, the scars should be running roughly parallel with Kelsier's arm, but the model has them going perpendicular to it.

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They'll release more, but don't expect a huge crossover event. It's just a little fun thing that I'm doing with my friend, who happens to have accidentally made one of the most popular games of all time.

Huge humble brag

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