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Epic and Marvel Announce Fortnite and Infinity War Crossover

Published: 7/May/2018 14:24 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 15:51

by DG Goldstein

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Epic Games and Marvel have announced a crossover between Fortnite: Battle Royale and Infinity War which will feature an in-game mashup of the two universes.

On May 7th, the official Fortnite Twitter account announced that the ‘Battle Begins Tomorrow’ with a limited-time mashup in partnership with Marvel’s ‘Infinity War’ film.

With the start of ‘Season 4,’ many believed that a ‘Superhero’ theme was going to be used following various teasers prior to its launch, including characters which resembled popular figures from different films.

It has been reported by Entertainment Weekly that the ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ will spawn on the map, and the player that finds it will turn into ‘Thanos,’ one of the main characters from ‘Infinity War.’

The partnership originated after Joe and Anthony Russo, Co-Directors of Infinity War, wondered how they could create some sort of mashup between the film and Fortnite: Battle Royale, leading them to link up with Donald Mustard, the worldwide creative director of Epic Games.

“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 exclusively told EW. “And then we started thinking, how cool would it be to have some kind of AvengersFortnite mashup? So we stalked Donald.”

‘Fortnite x Avengers Infinity War’ will go live on Tuesday, May 8th, however, it is unknown at the time of writing how long the ‘limited time mode’ will last, or if there are any plans for future collaboration.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett

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The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
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Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.