Fortnite players eagerly anticipate a crossover with Family Guy, and Epic Games will finally be delivering on those requests. The discovery of the codename “FrenchFry” in the game’s archives two years ago sparked the initial rumours about the collaboration. Fans believed the codename was related to the show, and recent leaks have reinforced this idea.
Fortnite and Family Guy Crossover Event
According to Fortnite leakers @FN_Assist and @GMatrixGames (via Twitter), a file using the “FrenchFry” codename has been spotted in the game’s recent updates, reigniting speculation of an upcoming Fortnite x Family Guy crossover. For the uninitiated, “FrenchFry” was the codename of an accidentally leaked Backbling with frames from Family Guy.
A sprite sheet for #Fortnite X Family Guy was leaked in Feb 2021 along with the codename "FrenchFry", since used for all toon & anime effects.
— FNAssist (@FN_Assist) January 12, 2023
Adding to the rumor is a reference to Family Guy found during Epic Games’ State of Unreal Livestream showcasing Unreal Engine 5 last year. An employee’s computer could be seen with multiple unannounced crossovers listed at the time. While the list was blurry, players could decipher collaborations with DOOM, Obi-Wan, Indiana Jones, and Darth Vader, with Family Guy being the only one on the list that has yet to fruition.
Fortnite has had some other interesting collaborations, including crossovers with My Hero Academia, Star Wars, and DC Comics. In this regard, if the Family Guy crossover happens, it would be a great addition to the game for fans of the show.
While these leaks seem plausible, you should take this rumor with a grain of salt until we get an official announcement. Fortnite has had a fair share of strange collaborations over the years, and it’s not hard to believe that Family Guy could be one of them. The visual of Peter Griffin fighting in the game is hilarious enough that many Fortnite fans would also be willing to part with some V-Bucks for it.
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