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How to unlock Matte Black Master Chief in Fortnite

Here’s how to unlock the Black Matte Master Chief style as part of the Fortnite X Halo crossover in Season 5.

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Fortnite Season 5 includes a crossover with classic Xbox franchise, Halo, so Xbox players can claim an exclusive style for Master Chief.

PlayStation players have already been able to access a unique style for God of War’s Kratos. As God of War is a PS exclusive franchise, they could claim an armored skin for the God slayer.

Now, Epic Games has included a crossover sure to delight Xbox fans; Master Chief is a playable character in Fortnite. As part of the Halo crossover, classic map Blood Gulch can now be selected from the Creative section.

Crossplay has become standard in multiplayer games now, allowing Xbox, PlayStation, and PC users to play with and against each other. Now, for the first time, iconic console characters Kratos and Master Chief can fight side by side.

How to get Matte Black Master Chief

Master Chief can be purchased from the Fortnite Item Shop for 1,500 V Bucks. Or, you can purchase the complete set for 2,600 V Bucks which includes:

  • Master Chief Skin
  • UNSC Pelican Glider
  • Gravity Hammer Pickaxe
  • Lil’ Warthog Emote

Owners of the Xbox Series X and S consoles can unlock an exclusive style for Master Chief. Unfortunately, you can’t unlock the skin for the last-gen Xbox One.

To unlock, Matte Black Master Chief, simply:

  1. Purchase the Master Chief Skin from the Fortnite Item Shop
  2. Play a match of Fortnite on your Xbox Series X|S
  3. Enjoy Matte Black Master Chief!

At The Game Awards, Epic also announced a crossover with the popular zombie TV series The Walking Dead. Characters Daryl Dixon and Michonne have been recruited by Jonesy to help protect the Zero Point and will be available for purchase on December 16.

There is no word on any Nintendo characters coming to Fortnite, but Epic appears to have a real knack for acquiring characters from a range of IPs. So, never say never.

The Master Chief cosmetics will be available through Christmas, so if you’re getting the new console over the festive period, you can still claim the exclusive style.

Image credit: u/EduhBaracuta/Epic Games