The worlds of Fortnite and the MCU will soon be crossing over once more, as an event themed around Avengers: Endgame will be coming to the hit game just one day before the highly anticipated movie officially hits theaters. Fortnite is currently one of the most popular video games on the planet, and it counts two very important directors among its fans: the Russo brothers.
Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are huge fans of Fortnite, and they were responsible for a crossover event between the game and Avengers: Infinity War, which led to the “Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup” mode, where the players had to rush to find the Infinity Gauntlet on the map. If the player found the Infinity Gauntlet, then they would turn into Thanos, and would gain the power to wreak havoc on their opponents.
There’s another crossover event between Fortnite and the Avengers franchise on the way, as the official Fortnite Twitter account has uploaded a picture that shows a Fortnite character holding Captain America’s shield, with text confirming that the game and the movie are indeed crossing over.
There’s no information yet on what form this crossover will take, except for the fact that some kind of Captain America skin will be available, or that his shield will be available as a weapon in the game. The popularity of Fortnite and the media attention that the Infinity War crossover received means that anything is possible, including a potential mode where the players can use superpowers based on the members of the Avengers in order to take on a returning Thanos.
Fortnite faced stiff competition earlier this year when Apex Legends accrued a huge fanbase, and threatened to steal its market share. The success of Apex Legends has petered out (in no small part due to the slow update schedule), while Fortnite has maintained its massive audience. The fact that Fortnite is crossing over with the biggest movie of 2019 just goes to show the kind of popularity that the game still has, and the presence of Avengers characters and skins will likely see a huge surge in returning players who are fresh from seeing the movie. There’s no bigger name in global pop culture right now than Marvel Studios, and renewing their alliance with Fortnite will only serve to further their continued dominance.
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The Fortnite and Avengers: Endgame crossover event is due to take place on April 25, 2019, one day before Avengers: Endgame officially hits theaters around the world.