Thanos is coming to ‘Fortnite’
The destroyer of worlds himself is coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale on Tuesday.
In a special, limited-time mode, Fortnite players will have the chance to wield the Infinity Gauntlet and become Thanos in Battle Royale, giving them the ability to wreak havoc on their enemies, Entertainment Weekly reported Monday.
According to EW, the limited-time mash-up between Fortnite and Avengers: Infinity War will work similarly to standard 100-player, free-for-all, last-player-standing mode, except each game will contain one Infinity Gauntlet. The first player to find the gauntlet will transform into Thanos, “wielding all the power that comes with him.”
That seems like a lot of power, considering the Infinity Gauntlet with all of the Infinity Stones can basically do anything imaginable including change time, warp reality, and kill anyone. How exactly it will work in Fortnite remains to be seen, but rest assured it probably won’t be a fair fight.
The idea for the mash-up actually came from one of the directors of Infinity War, Joe Russo. According to EW, the Russo brothers would pop in and play games of Fortnite during downtime on set and while editing the movie. Joe reached out to Epic Games’ worldwide creative director Donald Mustard to get the ball rolling on a mash-up.
The new mode will be available for free on all platforms starting on Tuesday.