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Marvel Partners With Marvel Event Simulator Fortnite For Limited Time

Written by Tim Midura on Monday, May 07 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

Marvel Partners With Marvel Event Simulator Fortnite For Limited Time

Like a Marvel event, the point of Fortnite is to kill everyone else before resurrecting really fast.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Just when you thought Avengers: Infinity War was the biggest crossover of all time, Marvel decided to go one step further, partnering with Epic Games to bring Thanos into the world of Fortnite. 

Starting May 8, the Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup game mode will see the addition of the Infinity Gauntlet to the 100 player battle royale. The first player to find the gauntlet will turn into Thanos giving them a massive advantage.

Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo are massive Fortnite fans.

"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."

Donald Mustard is the worldwide creative director of Epic Games.

"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."

This partnership is a match made in heaven as both Fortnite and the standard Marvel supermegacrossover event see deaths on an unprecedented scale before quickly resurrecting everyone that died like it never happened.


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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