Epic Games has another Marvel crossover event on the way for Fortnite: Battle Royale. Much as it did last year to tie in with the release of a major Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, some kind of event or game mode will debut in Fortnite later this week. A tweet from the game’s account with the hashtag #FortniteXAvengers quotes the “Whatever it takes” tagline of Avengers: Endgame and gives a release date of April 25, the day of the first public screenings for the movie.
Most intriguingly, though, the image shows a Fortnite character holding Captain America’s iconic shield. That suggests this event could revolve around giving your battle royale participants some gear from the Marvel movie franchises as new pieces of equipment. This would presumably be entirely separate from the Battle Pass that lets players earn new gear.
The last crossover event with Fortnite coincided with Avengers: Infinity War. That game mode allowed you to equip the fabled Infinity Gauntlet and transform into Thanos, but it was so powerful it got nerfed almost immediately. The community had suggested that the limited-time mode Infinity Gauntlet could come back for Endgame. This teaser doesn’t confirm the return of that LTM to the game, but it does at least show that Fortnite isn’t letting the conclusion of the Infinity Saga pass by unnoticed.
Avengers Endgame is coming on April 26, with some screenings scheduled for the evening of April 25. Spoilers have begun to leak on the Internet, making this a very perilous couple of days for fans who want to be surprised when they see the conclusion of this decade-long story. The film’s directors have politely asked everyone not to spoil the fun for others, but we’ve also put together some practical advice on how to avoid being spoiled.
Meanwhile, Fortnite is preparing for its next big seasonal changeover 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. We’ll just have to wait to find out what.
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