When Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty joins the battlefield in Fortnite season 7, it’s time to get some wubba lubba dub dubs. The official Fortnite Twitter account posted a message earlier today announcing the new season of Fornite, which included a familiar face for Rick and Morty fans: The Butter Robot.
Created by the mad-scientist-turned-grandfather Rick Sanchez, the Butter Robot is an incredibly minor character — featured only in one episode of the four-season series — that made a huge impact with fans. According to the official Butter Robot website (yes, it has its own website), the “Butter Robot is a nearly-sentient machine, originally created for the sole purpose of passing butter. With life-like movements and trademark voice, Butter Robot’s complex “emotion engine” creates unique interactions and personality as it struggles to find a purpose.” While Rick might have intended for the lil’ guy to be a mere margarine machine, turns out its purpose might just be taking Tomato Town.
There’s no word on how deep this collaboration goes at the moment, but fans on Twitter are already guessing on which skins might be included in the crossover event. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long for confirmation, as the second portion of Season 7’s story trailer will premiere on the official Fortnite YouTube channel on June 7 at 11 p.m. PT.