Epic Games Teases Thor For Fortnite

Fortnite is no stranger to crossing over with superheroes, especially The Avengers. Up to now one Avenger has been notably missing from the game; Thor.

August 21, 2020

Fortnite and Epic Games are no strangers to crossing over into just about every realm of pop culture; especially superheroes. Last week the gaming giant announced that they were partnering with DC Comics to bring Joker, Poison Ivy and Midas Rex into Fortnite. Next week they’re swinging back over to the Marvel side, however, presumably with Thor.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen different Marvel characters in the game. Back in 2018, Thanos was added to the game to commemorate Avengers: Infinity War. Other notable collaborations include Deadpool, Captain America, and Iron Man.

The official Fortnite Twitter account Tweeted a video clip this morning with someone who appears to be the mighty Thor in the background of the Fortnite logo and the date 8.27.2020, which is next week Thursday. The 27th also happens to be the beginning of the next season of Fortnite; Chapter 2, Season 4.

With every season comes new features and Battle Pass-exclusive skins, like last season’s addition of sharks, AI-controlled opponents called ‘Marauders,’ and dynamic fire that spreads naturally among other things. So far, the only info about Season 4 to date is that according to various leaks, this season’s theme will be Marvel. Thor’s reveal gives those rumors even more credibility than they already had.

As recently as a couple of weeks ago, Epic added a few Marvel-themed cosmetic items, like Hulk and Iron Man smashers as alternatives to the game’s standard pickaxe.

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Season 4’s start date also falls about two weeks before the release of Crystal Dynamics’ Marvel’s Avengersgiving players ample time to get their fill of Marvel content. Considering how many cosmetic items both Fortnite and Marvel’s Avengers, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Epic and Square Enix were to announce a collaboration involving some kind of bonus in Avengers for those who purchased and played Season 4’s Battle Pass.

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