Dataminers recently found new connected code, which suggests that Fortnite’s long-rumored Fortnite x Family Guy cosmetics cooperation is still in the works.
User GMatrixGames first found and revealed a reference to the cosmetics, codenamed FrenchFry, on Twitter in 2021. Even more, information was leaked, including a sprite sheet that had references to graphics from the Family Guy TV series. Since then, there has been no word on the partnership, which has led many people to conclude that it has either been abandoned or isn’t real.
As of a few updates ago, Epic is still working on cosmetics codenamed FrenchFry. A new ID of a cosmetic is CID_TBD_Athena_Commando_M_FrenchFry. This codename has been long speculated to be related to Family Guy.— GMatrixGames (@GMatrixGames) January 12, 2023
Via me and @FN_Assist https://t.co/qeUjmiNEIz
The FrenchFry cosmetics are still under development, according to recent tweets from GMatrixGames and the Fortnite news feed FNAssist.
The revised ID for a cosmetic is CID TBD Athena Commando M FrenchFry, according to GMatrixGames’ tweet. A few details about the moniker are revealed. However, FNAssist observes that it does suggest that Epic is reportedly developing a male character skin for the FrenchFry codename.
A sprite sheet for #Fortnite X Family Guy was leaked in Feb 2021 along with the codename "FrenchFry", since used for all toon & anime effects.— FNAssist (@FN_Assist) January 12, 2023
Epic appears to be working on a FrenchFry Male skin (Peter Griffin?) + Family Guy is the only remaining collab from the UE trailer leak. https://t.co/5tOlN7hBHr pic.twitter.com/onNapGNrKh
If FrenchFry does refer to a Fortnite x Family Guy collab, what needs to be clarified is the form any skins would take. While back bling, emotes, and other cosmetics could easily be incorporated, Epic would certainly face difficulties matching the distinct cartoon designs of the show’s main characters to Fortnite’s restricted hurtbox shape.
The updated file name needs concrete proof that a Fortnite x Family Guy crossover will occur or will likely come soon. That said, given the previously established ties of the included FrenchFry codename, there’s hope for players eager to see the Griffin family enter Epic’s battle royale shooter.
Which characters from Family Guy do you want to see in Fortnite?