Fortnite: New leaks point to the possible return of Thanos LTM - Dexerto
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Fortnite: New leaks point to the possible return of Thanos LTM

Published: 11/Dec/2018 22:00 Updated: 11/Dec/2018 22:15

by Alan Bernal

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Fortnite has seen its fair share of movie-tie ins but almost none were so well received and immersive as the Infinity Gauntlet LTM that was first introduced in May 8.

During the hype around the Avengers: Infinity War release in April of 2018, Epic Games and Marvel Studios saw it best to release a crossover and introduce Thanos to Fortnite in an LTM, but a new leak suggests that players might see him again.

In a Tweet from FortTory, the leaker has found new files in the v7.01 update released on December 11 that has new information that could point to a return of the popular LTM.

FortTory discovered files which include keywords such as “Gauntlet Pickup Derez” and “Gauntlet Pickup Fading,” both of which suggest a live, interactive item in Fortnite.

The leak also came with a short audio clip under the “Carmine_Disapear_01” file, Carmine being associated with the Thanos event.

The original Infinity Gauntlet LTM saw solo players hunt and wield the Infinity Gauntlet which would turn them into the Mad Titan. The transformation gave the player special abilities such as a super jump, a mighty punch and an energy blast produced by the Power Stone.

If the leak carries any weight, the files could be a hint that a renewed collaboration between Marvel and Epic Games is in the works, possibly for the release of Avengers: Endgame which releases on April of 2019.

As of the time of writing, there is no word from Epic Games or Marvel Studios if any such joint effort is in the works.

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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.