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More Information Revealed on How the Fortnite: Battle Royale X Avengers Infinity War Mashup Was Created

Published: 7/May/2018 16:55 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 18:36

by DG Goldstein

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More information has been revealed regarding how the Fortnite: Battle Royale X Avengers Infinity War mashup was created behind-the-scenes.

Following its release in 2017, Fortnite: Battle Royale has grown to new heights throughout the gaming and entertainment industry with millions of users playing worldwide on various platforms.

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Its success has propelled it into the mainstream, with celebrities and high profile individuals professing their love for the game, including the likes of Drake, Travis Scott, Logic, and various others.

On May 7th, it was revealed that Fortnite: Battle Royale will be teaming up with Marvel for the ‘Fortnite x Infinity War‘ mashup, which will feature a ‘limited-time-mode’ featuring Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet.

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In a report by Entertainment Weekly, it was unveiled that the partnership was created after Joe and Anthony Russo, Co-Directors of Infinity War, wanted to reach out to Epic Games Creative Director Donald Mustard, due to the two playing the game in-between editing breaks for the film.

“Over the past few months, while we were editing Infinity War, we’d take breaks to hop on and get in a few games […] And then we started thinking, how cool would it be to have some kind of AvengersFortnite mashup? So we stalked Donald.”

Mustard went on to mention how the group brainstormed ideas to make the crossover as ‘authentic’ as possible, which led to the creation of the Fortnite x Avengers Infinity War limited-time-mode.

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 […] 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.”

The official Fortnite: Battle Royale X Avengers Infinity War mashup promotion – Image: Epic Games

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The Fortnite X Infinity War mashup will go live on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and iOS on Tuesday, May 8th, however it is unknown how long it will run for at the time of writing.

More information behind the creation of the crossover can be found via Entertainment Weekly.

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Epic Games reveal bug fixes coming in Fortnite v14.30 update

Published: 10/Oct/2020 12:38 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 12:40

by Connor Bennett

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Epic Games have revealed some of the bug fixes that they’ve got lined up for the next Fortnite update, and a few annoying issues look set to be resolved. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its endpoint, some fans are already looking ahead to what the cinematic end of season event might have in store, as well as what Chapter 2, Season 5 could be about in terms of the theme.

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Despite all the speculation, Epic Games are just cracking on with keeping the current season feeling fresh – releasing new challenges, new cosmetics, as well as some other superpowers for players to use.

On top of that, they’ve also been rooting out problems with their regular updates. With the v14.30 patch on the horizon, the devs have also got a few fixes coming to all of their modes. 

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Season 4 has been all about Marvel, but that will change in Season 5.

A handful of problems have been labeled as ‘Fixed in next Game Update’ on their public Trello board as of October 10, with a few annoying battle royale issues being addressed.

These include the issue with movement stopping when placing a marker, inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble, and licensed audio playing on the Last Forever emote.

In addition to those, mobile players who had been frustrated by the XP bar not showing the correct level will have their issues fixed as well. 

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Fortnite v14.30 bug fixes

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement 
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble 
  • Audio of Last Forever emote playing even with licensed audio muted 
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match/incorrect leveling up on mobile. 

As for Save the World, there are two issues labeled as fixed in Future Game Update, including the wrong animation for the Sword of the Daywalker and Xbox homeshare players being unable to access STW.

However, as leaker iFireMonkey points out, these are not guaranteed to ship with the v14.30 update and could be coming later down the line. We’ll just have to wait and see.