Epic Games and Marvel have announced a crossover between Fortnite: Battle Royale and Infinity War which will feature an in-game mashup of the two universes.
On May 7th, the official Fortnite Twitter account announced that the ‘Battle Begins Tomorrow’ with a limited-time mashup in partnership with Marvel’s ‘Infinity War’ film.
With the start of ‘Season 4,’ many believed that a ‘Superhero’ theme was going to be used following various teasers prior to its launch, including characters which resembled popular figures from different films.
It has been reported by Entertainment Weekly that the ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ will spawn on the map, and the player that finds it will turn into ‘Thanos,’ one of the main characters from ‘Infinity War.’
The partnership originated after Joe and Anthony Russo, Co-Directors of Infinity War, wondered how they could create some sort of mashup between the film and Fortnite: Battle Royale, leading them to link up with Donald Mustard, the worldwide creative director of Epic Games.
“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 exclusively told EW. “And then we started thinking, how cool would it be to have some kind of Avengers–Fortnite mashup? So we stalked Donald.”
‘Fortnite x Avengers Infinity War’ will go live on Tuesday, May 8th, however, it is unknown at the time of writing how long the ‘limited time mode’ will last, or if there are any plans for future collaboration.
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