Fortnite to add "Thanos mode!"

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From Entertainment Weekly:

The Mad Titan is coming for Fortnite.

This isn’t one of those fun fan-made mashups for the YouTube crowd. Epic Games and Marvel have an unprecedented crossover event in the works, and EW can exclusively give away the deets! Thanos, the villain of Avengers: Infinity War, will drop into Fortnite‘s Battle Royale mode for a limited time starting Tuesday, May 8


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.


As it turns out, Avengers: Infinity War co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo...are massive Fornite fans.


The “Infinity Gauntlet” mode will be available for free across all Battle Royale-friendly platforms (i.e. PS4, Xbox, PC, Mac, and iOS).


Source: Entertainment Weekly

Commentary: Now this is one hell of a crossover.  AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR is a huge hit in theaters, and FORTNITE is just about the biggest video game of the year.  For the record, I really sucked at FORTNITE the few times I tried it, so I doubt even an Infinity Gauntlet could help me out.  But this still sounds like a lot of fun and a great way to cross promote the two.  I hope we get to see more like this in the near future...maybe a growing and shrinking weapon for and ANTMAN AND WASP tie in?