CARY, N.C. — The iconic nuclear bombs used to decimate the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are coming to Fortnite ahead of the premiere of Christopher Nolan’s film Oppenheimer, sources have confirmed.
“Wow, that really seems like a weird fit, but that’s what’s so cool about Fortnite, they can put just about anything in there and make it work.” said local gamer Topher Wilkens. “It doesn’t really seem fair that two players per game are going to be able to trigger an annihilation the likes of which no other country’s ever come close to perpetuating, but I thought the swimming sounded weird when they added that, so we’ll see!”
The collaboration, which has surprised many, is merely the latest between Christopher Nolan and Fortnite.
“I’m interested in telling stories in the biggest ways possible, and nothing is bigger than Fortnite,” said the director of the upcoming biopic. “I realized this when we held screenings of my movies [inside Fortnite] during the pandemic. I couldn’t believe how many people this game impacted. When it came time to promote Oppenheimer, I knew exactly what I wanted to do; give the players the power Oppenheimer conceived of.”
Critics of Fat Man and Little Boy’s addition to the game found it distasteful.
“That’s just too much,” said Sarah Bertram, a local parent. “I understand if you want to put Oppenheimer in there as a skin, or even Leslie Groves. But there’s just no good reason for us to turn this particular part of World War II into our entertainment. Have we all forgotten about the beaches of Normandy? That’s always fun!”
As of press time, Epic Games had uploaded a teaser online showcasing all of the upcoming Oppenheimer content, including a sneak peek at the new ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds’ emote, where the player can display a heavy conscience about the kill they just got.