If you thought you had seen it all when it comes to the popularity of Fortnite, you were wrong. Marvel and Epic Games have announced the mashup of two of the most popular names in pop culture right now, Avengers: Infinity War and Fortnite. The gaming company has revealed that Fortnite is about to feature a special limited time mode where players will witness The Mad Titan from Avengers aka Thanos.
In the new mode, called ‘Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup’, players will be able to collect the Infinity Gauntlet and the six Infinity Stones, which will then turn that player into Thanos himself. Needless to say, but turning into Thanos will immensely increase one’s powers. There is not much detail yet about how things will pan out in this mode.
According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo are big fans of Fortnite, and it is they that had the idea for the mashup.
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“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 said according to the report. “And then we started thinking, how cool would it be to have some kind of Avengers–Fortnite mashup? So we stalked Donald.”
Donald here refers to Donald Mustard, who 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.”
“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.” Mustard added.
With the superpower themed season four of Fortnite already on the way, the event seems to fit right in. The event will go live on all platforms today, but there is not end date put on it.