The Fortnite Avengers crossover event is something we saw last year with the arrival of Infinity War – and it’s happening all over again.
The arrival of Avengers: Endgame once again combines the world’s biggest movie and game in one event, a crossover even Nick Fury would be impressed with. The Fortnite Endgame event arrived as part of Fortnite patch 8.50.
The crossover was teased in a tweet posted by the official Fortnite Twitter account, which included an image of a Fortnite character wielding Captain America’s iconic shield. Along with the image was the #FortniteXAvengers hashtag and the quote, “Whatever it takes.” This phrase is the tagline of “Avengers: Endgame.”
A second teaser for the Endgame and Fortnite crossover featured Stormbreaker, the weapon Thor acquired towards the end of “Avengers: Infinity War” and used to almost defeat Thanos. While Epic has not yet confirmed what gameplay opportunities Storm-breaker Endgame event will deliver, the images seem to indicate that players will be able to use some of the iconic weapons wielded by Earth’s Mightiest Warriors.
In the Endgame variant, everyone is a superhero or an ultra-powerful villain, to an extent. The teams are split into two sides of up to 20, although in my experience, quite a few people dropped out, making each contest roughly 15-on-15 in most cases. One side is humanity, dropped into the standard Fortnite map with an assault rifle, a shotgun, and a treasure map leading you to one of a number of Avenger-specific weapons, like Iron Man’s gloves, Hawkeye’s explosive bow, and Captain America’s shield. You are also given triple the amount of normal health for the entire match.