Fortnite’s Store Update: The Return of Takara and Debut of “Ernie the Chicken”

Fortnite’s Store Update: The Return of Takara and Debut of “Ernie the Chicken”

29. January 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

Fortnite’s item shop often surprises its players with unexpected returns, and this time it’s Takara, a skin that has been absent for nearly a thousand days.

Fans of the game can now acquire this Japanese-styled agent of influence and intrigue. Priced at 1500 V-Bucks, the epic category outfit is back along with most of its namesake collection’s cosmetics, except for the Reunited Weapon Wrap.

Takara’s Collection in Fortnite’s Item Shop:

  • Glider: On the Attack – 500 V-Bucks
  • Outfit: Takara – 1500 V-Bucks (includes LEGO style and Retro Backpack Look)
  • Pickaxe: Shamisen – 800 V-Bucks

Epic’s Strategy of Relaunching Skins

Epic Games has a history of relaunching past skins in Fortnite’s item shop. For instance, during the Origins season, popular skins like John Wick, complete with additional cosmetics from John Wick 3: Parabellum, and Black Widow’s outfit minus her Black Widow’s Bite pickaxe made their return.

Ernie the Chicken: A New Addition to Fortnite

The anthropomorphic chicken “Ernie” from Family Guy, famously known as Peter Griffin’s arch-nemesis, debuts in Fortnite. Players can now embody this character, known for causing chaos and destruction in Quahog, in both battle royale and creative mode maps.

Ernie the Giant Chicken’s Debut Collection:

  • Bundle: The Giant Chicken – 2000 V-Bucks
  • Outfit: The Giant Chicken – 1500 V-Bucks (includes the Frying Pan retro backpack)
  • Emote: Peter Griffin’s Boxing Pear – 500 V-Bucks
  • Pickaxe: Chicken Legs – 800 V-Bucks

However, the release of Ernie the anthropomorphic chicken has sparked debates within the Fortnite community, particularly on platforms like Reddit. Discussions have centered around the design comparison between Ernie and Peter Griffin, noting the noticeable difference in size depicted in the animated series.

Another Notable Collaboration: Raiden from Metal Gear

In addition to Ernie the Chicken, Fortnite’s item shop also introduced another significant collaboration this week – Raiden, the white demon mercenary from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.

Available as part of a bundle priced at 1800 V-Bucks, it includes his sword as a retro backpack and pickaxe. However, these cosmetics are not available for individual purchase.

Takara and Ernie Triumphant Return to Fortnite 

Fortnite continues to keep its community engaged with these exciting updates and collaborations. Whether you’re a fan of the classics like Takara or looking for something new with Ernie the Chicken or Raiden, Fortnite’s item shop has something for everyone.