The battlefield can be a lonely place. Fortunately, Fortnite players can now parachute onto the Battle Royale map with a furry (or scaly) friend strapped to their backs. That’s right: pets have officially come to Fortnite. Battle Pass owners will now find themselves able to access three new animal companions, unlockable at several Battle Pass tiers and equipped with several different styles.
These looks aren’t just cosmetic. Pets will react to the battlefield around you: they’ll hold on to your pack as you parachute, bark when you’re under fire, and put on a war face when you aim your weapon. Read on for a look at each of these unique critters and the tiers you’ll need to unlock each one.
Description: Bonesy is a happy-go-lucky pup that looks to be based on the infamous shibe, or perhaps some kind of hunting dog mix. Either way, he’s adorable. Bonesy is unique in that he’ll bark and howl as you play, reacting to events around you. Don’t worry, though: Epic has confirmed that other players aren’t able to hear the noises Bonesy makes, so he won’t alert other players to your presence.
Description: Camo is, as the name implies, a chameleon. Camo’s a cute little critter that’s reminiscent of Disney princess Rapunzel’s pal Pascal. She’ll use her long tongue to hang on to your pack as you drop into battle, and as an added bonus, she’ll change colors as you play!
Description: You don’t have to wonder about how to train this dragon. Scales comes pre-tamed… but that doesn’t mean he’s any less fierce. He doesn’t need to hang on as you drop in. Instead, he’ll use his wings to fly down at your side before perching on your pack and gnashing his fangs at anyone who dares come too close.
Description: An additional style for Bonesy, this style teases out his more Husky-like traits with a white and grey coat of fur. His new pink bandana tops off the look.
Description: Scales gets cute-ified with an all-pink makeover in this unlockable additional style. Don’t let the exterior fool you, though: this dragon’s still as fierce as ever.
Description: Another unlockable Bonesy style, the pup dons a classic red bandana and sports coffee colored fur.
Description: One of the final Battle Pass unlockables, this cool Scales color scheme is only available to the most skilled players. Make sure everyone knows it by sporting this neon green and black look for your pet dragon.
Though these three pets are the only ones that have been added so far, Epic may very well be adding more pets to the game down the line. There’s certainly no shortage of possibilities… perhaps something’s in store for the feline lovers out there? For now, though, grab your buddy of choice and get fighting!