Fortnite’s Slurp Squad Set including the Big Chuggus skin is back in stock in the Item Shop which means players are once again comparing the beefy skin to the DC Comics character Bane. Skins in Fortnite and other cosmetics are routinely compared to characters and other entertainment products they seem to take inspiration from, and in the case of Big Chuggus, it’s pretty clear what this skin is supposed to be. It’s only supposed to be available in the Item Shop for a limited time though, so if you want to dress up as Bane, now’s your time to get it.
The Big Chuggus skin was first released in November 2019 and quickly drew comparisons to Bane. With a burly build, a masked face, and tubes connecting to the helmet Big Chuggus wears, it seemed to be a clear reference to the classic version of Bane from comics and older movies and series.
Instead of pumping Venom into himself though, Big Chuggus prefers the refreshing Slurp Juice be injected right into his helmet. His armor is even one big add for the Fortnite feature, and you can see it dripped onto different parts of his outfit amid some rips and tears.
Small chugguses need not apply.
Check out the Slurp Squad Set in the Item Shop now! pic.twitter.com/Mdozl6A8En— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 28, 2020
To add the Fortnite skin to your collection, you can find it in the Item Shop for 1,500 V-Bucks. That equals out to $15 for the skin which sounds like a lot, but it’s a bit more manageable when you consider you essentially get to play as Bane.
These skins typically don’t stick around in the game’s Item Shop for long before they’re removed though, so if you want it, you’ll want to make sure you get it before it’s rotated out and others are added.
To complete the look, you can pick up a newer skin that’s currently in the Item Shop as well and has drawn some comparisons to the newer version of Bane we’ve seen more recently. The similarities aren’t quite as pronounced as the ones between the Big Chuggus skin and the old look, but they’re still there.
Step out of the shadows with the new Renegade Shadow Outfit!
Available in the Item Shop now. pic.twitter.com/LpcH5lA5zr— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 27, 2020
Be sure to pick up the Bane skins while they’re still available in the Item Shop, and if you’re just now noticing the similarities, you can check out reactions from others below who either noticed it for the first time or noticed it months ago.
Fortnite bane right here— Firefly (@CalebBr25009589) May 28, 2020
Bane With Slurp Juice
This fortnite skin is just Bane with slurp juice. pic.twitter.com/I40RC1kktZ— ◇♡Harley Quinn♡◇ (Saw BoP x8!!) (@HarleyQLovesYa) May 28, 2020
Big Chuggus Will Do
When you want to dress up as Bane for Halloween but your mom can only find the Big Chuggus costume https://t.co/Nv7nrTFFRV— Barrett Courtney (@SadBoyBarrett) November 22, 2019
Big Chuggus vs Bane (DC) pic.twitter.com/q8FG0LOhM8— MetroGrooves (@metrogrooves) November 22, 2019
Big Bane Energy
Big Chuggus from Fortnite giving off some serious Bane energy. pic.twitter.com/MkxPwGRZPC— Let’s Talk About Bane (@LetsBane) November 22, 2019
Just a Reminder
reminder that there's a fortnite character called Big Chuggus who's like Bane from Batman but he's injecting himself with Chug Jugs instead pic.twitter.com/Wtlb7NkUFW— who is raymond (@nebu11ar) April 24, 2020
Big Chuggus vs Bane
.... 👀 pic.twitter.com/kja8ssa6y1— Rue Rue (@AlchemyOwO) January 14, 2020