Fortnite Introduces Marvel Superheroes and Villains in Nexus War Update
Wolverine, She-Hulk, Iron Man, and more are now in the Fortnite universe.
Last week the official Fortnite account had teased that Thor, a character from the Marvel universe, would be heading to the game. Last night, the official trailer for the Chapter 2, Season 4 which is titled Nexus War. And it brings a bunch of Marvel characters to Epic Games’ Battle Royale.
The new season introduces both superheroes and villains from the Marvel universe, as shown in the trailer below. We see Iron Man, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and more. The trailer shows off these characters all being teleported from their world and into Fortnite’s, and if players want to learn more about how they’ve found themselves wound on up on the island, a helicarrier room available to visit in-game features a Nexus War: Thor comic story.
In addition to the characters, the map has seen some changes applied, finding new locations based on the Marvel universe such as Doom’s Domain, and Sentinel Graveyard. More locations appear to be added later in the season.
There’s also a new energy rifle from Stark Industries that comes with a different benefit depending on how the user aims the weapon. Stark Industries also introduces new loot drops that are flown around by supply drones and are found surrounding Quinjet landing sites scattered across the map and offer up powerful weapons and hero abilities.
A new Battle Pass arrives to Fortnite and in addition to a bunch of things to buy and unlock, there are special quests to complete. Completion of these quests after buying the Battle Pass will find players getting a built-in emote that “reveals the hero or villain within.” The Battle Pass trailer shows the skins that you can unlock but also shows off some gameplay of the characters in action fighting against an army of AI-controlled enemies.
More items and powers will be unlocking throughout the season at later dates, but for now, the update is live and available for all available platforms. Fortnite Battle Royale is free to play but access to the Battle Pass will cost players money to unlock in-game currency.