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Robocop—the original, good one—comes to Fortnite

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Robocop, the horrific cyborg creation of a rapacious mega-corp seeking to impose its will on the sick, crumbling remains of a capitalist empire, is the latest pop culture icon to make its way to Fortnite.

Available now in the Fortnite Item Shop, this violent, inhuman tool of bloated corporate overlords comes armed with the leg (clever pun there) of ED-209, the pre-Robocop law enforcement machine that was a little too efficient at its job.

The LEG-209 serves as Back Bling for the Robocop outfit, and also does duty as a pickaxe. They're both included in the Robocop Bundle, along with the Lil' ED-209 emote.

My initial reaction to Robocop in Fortnite is that it's kind of a strange addition. Robocop, after all, was a scathing critique of corporatism, capitalism, systemic corruption, and the slow-motion failure of modern society, while Fortnite is more akin to an interactive embrace of every pop culture phenomenon under the sun—not a lot of obvious cross-compatibility there.

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