The next big event in Fortnite Battle Royale is the Avengers Infinity War crossover. Thanos is coming tomorrow (May 8th) and this new mode will completely change the way the game works currently, according to Entertainment Weekly. Some details about what Fortnite players can expect are out.
Thanos will make an appearance and the new mode will still be about 100 players fighting until only one stands, but this time something very powerful is in play. The most powerful weapon Thanos has – the Infinity Gauntlet.
Any player can find the Gauntlet, and when one does, he will immediately transform into Thanos. The precise extent of the abilities gained after this is currently unknown, but the official comment by the developer, about how powerful a player will become, is: “Turning into Thanos will give all the power that comes with him”
Okay, this sounds scary and epic, as we still can’t imagine what crazy things await. Donald Mustard, the worldwide director of Epic Games, said:
“Out of the blue, I get this call from Joe. And after a bit of geeking out over each other’s work, we start brainstorming these crazy ideas,” Mustard recalled. “It was really important that whatever we did, it had to be super authentic to both Fortnite and the Avengers: Infinity War, and something that fans of both would be excited about. About an hour later, we had the bones of this awesome idea for a limited time gameplay mode, and almost immediately our team got started.”
This crossover does make sense in many ways, as most people tend to think. First of all, Fortnite is now one of the most popular video games, if not the most popular, and Avengers Infinity War is the current movie happening, which is at the center of the attention of the whole world. The crossover is organic and a smart move.
Donald Mustard also added: “Infinity War blew us away, and the Russos, [Marvel Studios President] Kevin Feige, and the whole team at Marvel have been incredible to work with. This kind of opportunity, where you have this mutual respect for someone’s work and you’re on the same page about doing something cool for fans, is rare and really exciting. We hope players love it.”
Past events in Fortnite Battle Royale included 50 v 50 move, legendary weapons, and mysterious happenings all over the map. As the hype grew, Epic Games realized probably that they can give more to the players, and so they included those mysterious hints and signs, which only caused the hype to grow.
This is the first time, however, Fortnite Battle Royale features branded content, and no less than the number one movie currently – Avengers Infinity war. This move has brought delight to all players around the world, as this leaves us stunned but also wondering how can they possibly top this, as we ask ourselves – what’s next in Fortnite Battle Royale that lies in store for us?