With the up coming latest and likely the biggest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the way this week, Epic Games has teased the next crossover event for Fortnite Battle Royale. Much as it did last year to tie in with the release of Avengers: Infinity War, some kind of event or game mode will debut in Fortnite later this week.
The tweet was accompanied by the image you see below, with a Fortnite character holding Captain America’s iconic shield. Similarly, a second teaser showed off a hand clasping Thor’s Stormbreaker axe, so the mode may include several different pieces of marvel equipment.
The game mode allowed you to equip the Infinity Gauntle and transform into Thanos, allowing you to play as the big bad guy from the MCU. But while you’d expect the Infinity Gauntlet to be strong, it was deemed far too powerful and got nerfed almost immediately, helping to ensure more players would have a fair shake to get their hand on it.
The Russo Brothers became fans of the battle royale game during the editing process on IW. These types of crossovers have not been common for the free to play battle royale game, although there have been things like an in game Marshmello concert.
Avengers Endgame is coming on April 26, with some screenings scheduled for the evening of April 25.
As always, it’s a busy time in Fortnite. In addition to the forthcoming Avengers content, the game’s map is also undergoing changes as the competitive community is gearing up for the upcoming World Cup in July. Which will include both battle royale and creative competitions.
Fortnite is preparing for its next big seasonal changeover marking the end of Season 8 and start of Season 9 with runes that have appeared around the island. Over the weekend they began slotting into chambers in a giant vault underneath Loot Lake, heralding the arrival of something.