Epic Games have colloborated with Marvel for a limited time mashup that will bring a limited time mode to Fortnite starting from tomorrow, Tuesday 8th May.
The battle begins tomorrow… pic.twitter.com/NQ9BDH2BeG
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 7, 2018
The LTM will be called “Infinity Gauntlet” and will be the same as the standard mode, however the Infinity Gauntlet will be in play. Whoever finds and equips the artifact will transform into Thanos and wield all the power of the Infinity Stones.
This all happened because co-directors of Avengers: Infinity War co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo are huge fans of Fortnite and has this to say in an exclusive with Entertainment Weekly:
“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.”
Here’s what Donald Mustard, the worldwide creative director of Epic Games, had to say:
“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,” Mustard recalled. “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.”
You can check out the teaser trailer that was released by the co-directors of Avengers here:
Epic employee Mooney has confirmed that there is no talk of adding Avengers skins to Fortnite: