Fortnite has certainly been getting festive with its Halloween content as of late, including costumes that feature pumpkins for heads, along with stylish outfits to match. And while they’ve been a big hit with fans, competitive Overwatch players couldn’t help but note a similarity between a particular skin and one offered for the shotgun-wielding hero Reaper.
Overwatch TXT recently posted a tweet comparing the two, noting, “‘Can I copy your homework?’ ‘Yeah, just change it up a bit so it doesn’t look obvious you copied.’ ‘OK.’” And, well, you can see the two compared below.
As you can see, both costumes offer glowing pumpkin heads along with leather get-ups for each character, though there are some noticeable differences. For example, Reaper has more of a stylish robe; and Fortnite’s skin has some leaves surrounding it, so it has more of a scarecrow-like approach.
That said, the post has led to some rather interesting comments from fans of both series, as well as some examples of “pumpkin head” costumes from other games.
I mean you should be thanking forknife for giving a dying game promotion ?— ??? (@congeniaIity) October 22, 2018
FFXIV (2011 and later 2013)— ?gay sheep witch? ??️? (@SueTheSheep) October 22, 2018
Also the headless horseman and pumpkin head existed way before overwatch. Overwatch fanbase needs to stop thinking everything in Overwatch is original content because it really isn't pic.twitter.com/LwxJ45ocUI
truest one yet— Jeremy B (@jay_was_taken) October 22, 2018
OK NOW its getting ridiculous!— Miron (@UnworthyPeasant) October 22, 2018
I mean really... TF2 did it first pic.twitter.com/pZmgDw34Nw— ?Spooky Boi Ryu? (@Ryu89) October 22, 2018
For the most part, it looks like both Epic Games and Blizzard are playing it cool on this one, as they both seem to be getting into the Halloween spirit with their content. But this is a rather interesting take, and leaves you wondering just what the companies might be readying for Christmas. Could a battle Santa costume be the next big item? Or maybe a turkey costume for Thanksgiving?