The battle royale game Fortnite has swept the planet over the past several months. It’s presence in mainstream pop culture has made it a household name in record time. Celebrities like Drake and Logic have spoken about their love of the game. Today, the game takes a large step forward into pop culture as Fortnite just announced a offical crossover with Avengers: Infinity War.
Directors of the movie, The Russo Brothers, admitted they were fans of the game and contacted the Creative Director at Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite.
“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?”
The crossover they came up with will be a limited time mode, coming tomorrow, where players will be able to seek out the Infinity Gauntlet. Titled “Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup”, the mode will see 100 players battling each other until last man or team stands as usual, but now there is a single Infinity Gauntlet randomly spawned on the map. Similar to the recently added Loot Llamas, the Gauntlet will be even more rare as only one spawns on the map. The Thanos skin can be seen in the above photo. It will be interesting to see if Marvel allows any other themed cosmetics to be purchased permanently.
The “Infinity Gauntlet” mode will be available starting tomorrow for free on all Fortnite platforms (PS4, Xbox, PC, and iOS).
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