Following the release of Avengers: Infinity War last year, video game developer Epic Games launched a limited-time crossover event between Marvel's highly successful film and Fortnite. As a result, the Infinity Gauntlet was added to the arsenal of the battle royale game, which allowed players to temporarily become Thanos.
Now, with the impending release of Avengers: Endgame, Epic is releasing today a crossover between Marvel Studios and Fortnite. In a trailer, Captain America’s shield and Thor’s ax become available as weapons to be used against Thanos.
The official description reads, “Drop in with your squad, search for the Avenger’s items and take the fight to Thanos! Can you eliminate Thanos and his army before the last Infinity Stone is found? Or will he complete the Infinity Gauntlet and pick up a Snap Royale?”
The Endgame event will launch new challenges, through which plays can earn Sprays, Banners and the Avengers Quinjet Glider as free rewards. A Black Widow set will also be available in the store; it includes the Black Widow Outfit, Widow’s Pack, Widow’s Bite Pickaxe and Widow’s Pirouette Emote.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau and Bradley Cooper, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin. The film arrives April 26.