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Now Playing: Fortnite Gets Avengers Endgame Event This Week - GS News Update
Fortnite has been slowly doling out teasers for an apparent Avengers: Endgame crossover event coming to its battle royale mode on April 25. The first two images showcased equipment from Captain America and Thor, so obviously, the third teaser to drop today had to feature the last remaining in the trio of lead Avengers, Iron Man. [Update: Shortly after the latest teaser, Epic confirmed the Avengers: Endgame event will arrive as part of Fortnite's 8.5 update tomorrow, April 25. Downtime for the patch will begin at 2 AM PT / 5 AM ET / 10 AM BST.]
The tweet is just like the others, in that it quotes the Endgame tagline "Whatever it takes" and uses a #FortniteXAvengers hashtag. This one shows a Fortnite character with Iron Man's repulsor gloves, which he uses in the films and comics for both propulsion and offense. The previous teases showed Cap's shield and Thor's axe, Stormbreaker.
All of these teasers suggest that the battle royale event will let players equip iconic Avengers weapons, most likely in a limited-time mode. Alongside Avengers: Infinity War, Epic introduced a special crossover that let players equip Thanos' devastating Infinity Gauntlet. It was nerfed almost immediately so that more players would be able to defeat the "Thanos" player and don the gauntlet themselves. So far Epic hasn't detailed this crossover event, or if the Infinity Gauntlet mode will be returning in some form. These limited-time modes are all separate from the usual battle pass goodies.
Fortnite regularly rotates in special events and limited-time modes, along with rotating seasons on a fixed schedule. In fact it has begun teasing its next season already, with roaming runes that appear to be slotting into a vault in Loot Lake. But these frequent updates have apparently come at a cost, as developers have complained of crunch culture on a continuous loop.
Avengers: Endgame concludes the story arc of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe to this point, and reviews have started to release online in advance of its debut. We also now know that for the first time in the MCU, this movie doesn't have a mid- or post-credits scene--a way of bookending this as the end of a story arc. It is still three hours long, though, so if you need to take a bathroom break, we have you covered with when it's safe to pee.
"But most of all Endgame is a love letter to the entire MCU--the whole thing," Michael Rougeau wrote in GameSpot's review. "It's messy and confusing, and there's going to be a lot of discussion about whether the ending even makes sense--it basically breaks the rules set up throughout the entire movie leading up to it. But holy hell is it an emotional, fulfilling ride. I have no doubt we're going to spend the coming weeks picking and pulling it apart until we've over-analyzed every single aspect imaginable. But right now, in the aftermath, Avengers Endgame feels like a win."
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