Fortnite and Marvel are crossing over again, as Thanos returns as a rare skin. One video seems to show his power of the snap destroying half of life.
The Mad Titan, Thanos, is making his glorious return to Fortnite in the form of an ultra-rare skin. While players will not be able to purchase the epic Marvel villain’s skin in the Fortnite store until June 27, it can be earned by players who compete in the Thanos Cup and finish among the top players in their region will be given the skin for free. Those top-performers will also earn other exclusive cosmetics for their hard work, but the Thanos skin will undoubtedly be the crown jewel.
This is not the first time that Thanos has invaded the world of Fortnite. Back in 2018, as part of a larger crossover with Marvel to promote the release of Avengers: Infinity War, Epic Games also introduced a new game mode to Fortnite called, simply, Infinity War. In this mode, Thanos’s famous Infinity Gauntlet is hidden somewhere on the map. The player who finds the Gauntlet would receive several powerups including massive health bars and shields, gaining back shields when he gets a kill, and a unique set of special attacks to punch, jump, and shoot better than any other player. At the very least, this version of Thanos appeared to be easier to contain than the version the Avengers had to contend with. However, with his return, it seems Thanos has only gotten more powerful.
In a new video from Fortnite Youtuber Lachlan, the popular player is sporting the Thanos skin. He teases his audience that if he, as Thanos, uses the “Snap” emote, he will dust away half the lobby just as the Mad Titan did in Avengers: Infinity War. Sure enough, when Lachlan activates the “Snap” emote, the screen is filled with the names of players who have been eliminated.
Many commenters have pointed out that Lachlan appears to be in a custom lobby, so this is likely not an actual feature of the Thanos skin. Instead, it appears to be a well-coordinated and fun stunt that pays homage to Infinity War. Later in the video, Lachlan enters several other games and does not elect to use this same move, which would theoretically give him a considerable advantage were it an actual feature. So it seems, to quote the Mad Titan, “reality is often disappointing.”
Lachlan’s video is far from disappointing though, as he attempts to complete an unofficial “Rainbow Infinity Gauntlet Challenge” wherein the player gets a gun of each rarity (excluding gray). When completed across the toolbar, along with a red pickaxe like Captain America’s shield (there is no red-tier gun), the rainbow formed on the toolbar looks like the stones in the Infinity Gauntlet. If Fortnite wanted to have some fun with this concept, it would be interesting to see a mode or challenge where if a player gets a kill the stone of that gun’s tier is “activated” and once all six are activated, the player actually could snap away half the lobby. While this might be extremely overpowered, it would at least be more difficult to achieve than simply using a snap emote with a Thanos skin.
Fortnite is available now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Android.
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