5 Key Details About The Fortnite Battle Royale X Avengers Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup Mode

Photo: Express UK
5 Key Details To Know About Fortnite Battle Royale X The Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup Mode
Buzz, Self

Literally the most epic battle to hit Marvel Universe yet!

Starting today, fans of both Fortnite: Battle Royale and "Avengers: Infinity War" will be able to enjoy — or rather, destroy and/or defend — the best of worlds, as Epic Games and Marvel have teamed up to create a limited time mode (LTM) crossover featuring the two world dominating hits.

Thanos, the main villain played by Josh Brolin in "Avengers: Infinity War", is the giant purple maniac obsessed with killing, death and power seen in the teaser during the end credits of "The Avengers" (2012), and who also appeared in "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014) as Gamora and Nebula's evil father. Also known as the Mad Titan, he is now in possession of the Reality Stone — one of the six infinity stones needed to complete his Infinity Gauntlet — which he uses to hop realities and join in on the good times destroying stuff the Fortnite Universe.

The creators of both first dropped the news on Twitter.

 

RELATED: Which Superheroine Are You, According To Your Zodiac Sign

 

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, "Avengers: Infinity War" co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo shared the details of how the unprecedented collaboration came to happen.

“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 said. “And then we started thinking, how cool would it be to have some kind of Avengers–Fortnite mashup? So we stalked Donald [Mustard, the worldwide creative director of Epic Games]."

Mustard stated further, “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.”

Now that their game is available to play, here are five key details to know about Fortnite Battle Royale: Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup.

1. You CAN play as Thanos, but ...

You won't be able to dress up as one of the Avengers. While it may be disappointing to many that players will not be able to purchase skins in order to play as Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Black Panther, Black Widow, Thor, Star Lord, Drax, Gamora, or any other Marvel-owned character, it appears that the limited time nature combined with a wide array of potential complications make this option a complete non-starter.

 

2. As Thanos, you won't be able use weapons or build structures, but ...

As explained in Entertainment Weekly, "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."

Those powers will include:

  • Ability 1 — A mighty punch that knocks enemies back and destroys structures.
  • Ability 2 — Thanos flies towards the ground, hitting an area for knockback and damage.
  • Ability 3 — Harness the energy of the Power stone to fire a blast that deals damage over time.
  • Ability 4 - A super-jump that can vault Thanos over all but the largest obstructions.

 

RELATED: If You Play Video Games You're Smarter & More Successful, Says Study

 

3. Additional variations from the Fortnite norm.

As with all Fortnite modes, the Infinity Gauntlet mode is available for free across all Battle Royale-friendly platforms, including PS4, Xbox, Windows PC, Mac, and iOS.

Other changes from typical Battle Royale mode include the following:

  • Maximum match length is roughly 15 minutes.
  • The match will start with the storm circle already closing in over the island.
  • The storm does more damage than normal, ticking for 5% health during the first circle and 10% for the rest of the game.
  • Increased drop rate for things like launchpads, ammo, treasure chests and so forth.
  • Only Epic, Rare and Legendary loot will be spawned in order to level the playing field.

4. Tricks are already being leaked.

In addition to the extremely helpful patch notes available directly on the Epic Games site, cheats and tricks offering players "guaranteed" ways to get hold of the Infinity Gauntlet are already leaking across the Internet.

5. Tweaks are still being made.

Within hours of the LTM's release, the team at Fortnite announced via Twitter that they are taking user feedback and will make additional tweaks accordingly.

No end date has been announced as of yet, so stay tuned to Twitter and Epic's own patch notes in the meantime — and, by all means, start playing now!

 

RELATED: 16 Best Superhero Movies To Watch On Netflix With Your Family

 

Senior Editor and happily-former divorce coach/mediator Arianna Jeret is a recognized expert on love and relationships (except when it comes to her own life, of course) who has been featured in Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, Yahoo Style, Fox News, Bustle, Parents and more. Join her Sundays at 10:15 PM EST when she answers questions on Facebook Live on YourTango. For more, follow her on Twitter (@ariannajeret) and Instagram (@ariannajer).

Author
Editor