Huge news for Fortnite and Marvel fans around the world as Epic Games will team-up with Marvel to bring Thanos to Fortnite for a special crossover project. The purple space giant will be featured in the “Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup” mode. The special mode works similarly to your standard battle royale, except for one big difference, the powerful Infinity Gauntlet can be found somewhere on the map. Acquiring the Infinity Gauntlet will transform the player into the almighty Thanos and unleash chaos to all that oppose him.
The battle begins tomorrow… pic.twitter.com/NQ9BDH2BeG
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In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly the directors of Avengers: Infinity War (Joe and Anthony Russo) have said to be huge fans of Fortnite and would often play a few rounds while editing the footage for the movie. “Over the past few months, while we were editing Infinity War, we’d take breaks to hop on and get in a few games,” Joe told in an interview. “And then we started thinking, how cool would it be to have some kind of Avengers–Fortnite mashup? So we stalked Donald.” Donald being Donald Mustard, the creative director for Fortnite.
“Out of the blue, I get this call from Joe.” Donald says in the interview “And after a bit of geeking out over each other’s work, we start brainstorming these crazy ideas 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.”
Avengers: Infinity War recently released around the world in the biggest opening weekend yet, and has already seen huge commercial and critical success. Many fans are left aching to play as Marvel characters in video games, since the Lego games don’t cut it for everyone. This crossover project might be a first real taste of what might come in the future, although you have to obtain the Gauntlet first of course. The crossover game mode will become available on all platforms later today.