Epic Games heralded the event with some Upside Down-themed in-game phenomena. Portals to the Upside Down, the ethereal netherworld from Stranger Things, began to pop up in the game's maps. Entering them would send gamers to other areas of the map. In addition to the portals, a Scoops Ahoy store has also appeared in the game over the past two months. This is the same ice cream shop Steve Harrington works at in Stranger Things Season 3.
Now, two new Stranger Things skins have appeared in the Item Shop. Players can become David Harbour's Chief Hopper or the Demogorgon, the creatures who escaped from the Upside Down and terrorized the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana. The Hopper skin will run players 1,500 “v bucks,” while the Demogorgon skin costs 1,200. A "Vine Wraps" option is also available for player weapons.
No event appears to be planned, unlike the previous Avengers or John Wick events.
Created by the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Priah Ferguson, Cary Elwes, Jake Busey and Maya Thurman-Hawke.