Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War ahead.
Thanos, you just conquered half of the known Marvel Cinematic Universe with a snap of your finger. What are you gonna do now?
Invade Fortnite, according to the upcoming “Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup” mode for Battle Royale. No, this isn’t some fan-made YouTube video or Photoshop. Per Epic Games/Marvel:
The “Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup” mode for Battle Royale will feel just like a standard slugfest — with one major difference: One hundred players will descend upon the map and fight until one player is left standing, as usual, but this time you’ll do so with the Infinity Gauntlet in play.
The artifact containing all six Infinity Stones — the same one Thanos used to cripple Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on the big screen — will appear on the map. Whomsoever finds and equips it will transform into Thanos himself, wielding all the power that comes with him.
Just like millions of other people around the globe, the directors of Avengers: Infinity War are no strangers for the insanely popular Fortnite:
“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 told Entertainment Weekly. “And then we started thinking, how cool would it be to have some kind of Avengers-Fortnite mashup? So we stalked Donald.”
Donald, referring to Donald Mustard, worldwide creative director of Epic Games, who added “Infinity War blew us away, and the Russos, [Marvel Studios President] Kevin Feige, and the whole team at Marvel have been incredible to work with. This kind of opportunity, where you have this mutual respect for someone’s work and you’re on the same page about doing something cool for fans, is rare and really exciting. We hope players love it.”
The “Infinity Gauntlet” mode will be available for free across all Battle Royale-friendly platforms (i.e. PS4, Xbox, PC, Mac, and iOS).
Are you excited for “Infinity Gauntlet” mode in Fortnite? Does an Infinity War/Fortnite crossover make sense (not just financially)? Thanos does have a little something called the Reality Gem, after all. Sound off in the comments.