“Avengers: Infinity War” has been referred to as the most ambitious crossover event in cinematic history. If that is the case, the wildly popular online game “Fortnite” may have just pulled off the most ambitious crossover event in video game history.
Starting today, the Mad Titan Thanos, the main antagonist of “Avengers: Infinity War,” is now available as a playable character in “Fortnite’s” Battle Royale mode for a limited time.
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“Avengers: Infinity War” directors Anthony and Joe Russo actually came up with the idea for the mashup.
“Over the past few months, while we were editing Infinity War, we’d take breaks to hop on and get in a few games,” Joe told EW. “And then we started thinking, how cool would it be to have some kind of ‘Avengers’–’Fortnite’ mashup? So we stalked Donald.”
Donald Mustard is the Worldwide Creative Director of Epic Games, the studio that created Fortnite. He recalled hearing from the Russos.
“Out of the blue, I get this call from Joe. And after a bit of geeking out over each other’s work, we start brainstorming these crazy ideas,” Mustard said. “It was really important that whatever we did, it had to be super authentic to both ‘Fortnite’ and the ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ and something that fans of both would be excited about. About an hour later, we had the bones of this awesome idea for a limited time gameplay mode, and almost immediately our team got started.”
“Infinity Gauntlet” mode is now available in “Fortnite” on PS4, Xbox, PC, Mac and iOS.