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Black Panther & Captain Marvel Fortnite skins teased by Epic

Published: 26/Sep/2020 13:41 Updated: 26/Sep/2020 13:48

by Connor Bennett

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Donald Mustard, the Worldwide Creative Director at Epic Games, has seemingly teased a handful of other Marvel skins that could be coming to Fortnite. 

With the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4, Epic Games linked up with Marvel to bring some of the comic book giants biggest heroes and villains to the battle royale.

Some of them, like Iron Man and Doctor Doom have skins as well as points of interest in-game, while others just have skins and superhero abilities. 

Given that Marvel has such a huge number of characters that they could use, they aren’t just limited to the Avengers or Fantastic Four series’ – and it looks like more skins could be on the horizon. 

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Fortnite Season 4 has got a huge Marvel’s Avengers theme behind it.

Donald Mustard, who regularly teases Fortnite changes on his Twitter account, quote tweeted an image of some original Fortnite skins as well as some of the current Marvel cosmetics adorning the front cover of an upcoming comic. 

However, it didn’t take long for eagle-eyed fans to notice that there are some characters in the shot who haven’t yet been used as a skin in Fortnite – and that he might have dropped a not so subtle hint.

These characters include Captain Marvel and Ghost Rider – who are both on the right side of the image – as well as Black Panther who, like Iron Man and Doctor Doom, has a POI and abilities in-game.

While there’s no telling if these skins will actually be included in Fortnite, Epic have dropped these sort of teases before. Blade was included in a comic-themed image earlier in the season before being available in the Item Shop.

Ghost Rider was also included in that particular image,  as well as Venom – who has abilities in-game through the Marvel limited-time mode. So, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

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SypherPK reveals secret buff to Fortnite’s superpower abilities

Published: 17/Nov/2020 10:12 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 10:14

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Fortnite content creator SypherPK has revealed that Epic Games might have made a mistake with Siphon Squads, giving the mythic superpowers an unannounced buff. 

At the start of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4, a number of Marvel heroes and villains descended on the battle royale island to prepare for their impending fight against Galactus. 

As a result of their arrival, Fortnite has become awash with all sorts of Marvel references – be it through cosmetics, points of interest, or in-game challenges. Though, the biggest addition has been the mythical superpowers. 

These superpowers are obtainable by taking down the hero, or villain, that they usually belong to. Getting your hands on one won’t typically guarantee a victory, but, there might be a different story in Siphon Squads. 

Iron Man using the Unibeam ability in Fortnite.
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Iron Man’s Unibeam has received a huge buff in Siphon Squads.

During his November 15 video, Sypher pointed out that if you drop into a Siphon Squads game, the mythic superpowers actually act as if they’re still inside the Marvel Knockout limited-time mode. 

According to Sypher, when playing Siphon Squads, the Doctor Doom bomb will do 90 damage instead of its usual 60. On top of that, the Doctor Doom gauntlets do 45 damage instead of 35.

Iron Man’s Unibeam ability has also seen an uptick in power too, all the way to dealing 150 damage. “In this game, I found a Unibeam and I just started one-shotting everybody in the lobby. 150 damage is insane in a game mode like this,” Sypher added. 

As for the other abilities in-game, neither Wolverine or She-Hulk drop their abilities in Siphon Squads mode, so they don’t see a drastic improvement. 

The change to Doctor Doom and Iron Man might have been intended by Epic specifically for the mode, but given that they’ve gone unannounced, it might surprise a few players. Though, if it’s a mistake, the devs will likely roll them back to normal sooner rather than later.