Have you watched Avengers: Infinity War? Are you a fan of Epic Games’ Fortnite? If the answer to both are a resounding yes (which is almost a certainty given the two properties’ success), then you’re in for titanic treat starting tomorrow!
Starting tomorrow, May 8, Fortnite players can expect a Fortnite Infnity War crossover event that will have not only the Infinity Gauntlet obtainable in a match (called the Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup), but whoever gets it will transform to to Thanos! And nope, it’s not just a skin, according to Entertainment Weekly, which has the scoop o this crazy crossover, those who transform into the Mad Titan will be able to wield “all the power that comes with him.” Check out the crossover’s official intro cover below.
So how did this crazy crossover even take off? Well, it seems Infinity War co-directors Anthony and Joe Russo are massive Fortnite fans! So big in fact that during the editing process of Infinity War, the duo would take breaks to hop on and play a few matches!
“Over the past few months, while we were editing Infinity War, we’d take breaks to hop on and get in a few games. And then we started thinking, how cool would it be to have some kind of Avengers–Fortnite mashup? So we stalked Donald.” – Joe Russo
Who’s Donald? It’s none other than Donald Mustard, Worldwide Creative Director at Epic Games. And of course, the studio director was hyped to collaborate with Marvel and one of history’s biggest movies.
“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” – Donald Mustard
Same as the game, the Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup mode will be free for all platforms — PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and iOS.
Source: Entertainment Weekly