First it was leaked, and now it's official. Fortnite Season 4, Chapter 2 is going to be Marvel-themed and will introduce an exclusive Thor skin set.
This was confirmed with a new teaser video from Epic Games on August 21, which was posted a couple of hours after a teaser image leaked on the Nintendo eShop.
There has been talk of the next Fortnite Battle Royale season taking on yet another superhero theme for some time, with Thor being mentioned by countless leakers before the confirmation came through.
Epic, however, had been radio silent on the matter. They recently revealed a very casual looking Jonesy skin that looked something like Thor in The Avengers: Endgame, although some fans may have been accused of clutching at straws for that one at the time. Then, data miners like HYPEX started to find clues in the files.
- Fortnite and Marvel have had many a cross-over in recent years.
New Fortnite Season 4 theme confirmed
The official Twitter account posted the following animated graphic, showing Thor's face etched into the famous Fortnite logo.
It also states above it that the next season will begin on August 27, as expected.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) August 21, 2020
A frenzy of Twitter posts hit all Fortnite player timelines when the discovery was first made on the Nintendo eShop, as it was leaked a few hours prior.
Video shows off Fortnite teaser leaks
Many might have been wondering if the leak was real at first, because after all not all leaks turn out to be true. Though, some Nintendo Switch players had been posting videos to social media showing it off.
As seen below, in a tweet from Fortnite leaker FortTory, Twitter user BungDaBada was just one of many to have stumbled upon the teaser.
— FortTory - Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) August 21, 2020
With everything now ready to go for Season 4, and the Marvel theme having been given the green light, it remains to be seen what changes are to come.
For all we know, a big map shakeup could be in the works. We'll have to wait and see.