The Fortnite servers are back online on the morning of May 8th after going down briefly in order to usher in Update V.4.1, which includes the new Infinity Gauntlet LTM.
The crossover between Epic’s Fortnite game and Marvel’s Infinity War movie sent shockwaves across the internet on May 7th when it was announced, however it would only be in the patch notes, released a day later, when we’d find out his abilities and powers.
Only available in the Infinity Gauntlet LTM mode, Thanos receives increased health and shields, alongside the ability to jump high in the air and attack opponents with a giant laser beam.
Those powers come at a cost, as the character is relatively slow to move about, and can’t use conventional weapons or build to defend themselves. Alongside having a target on your back, it’s not as easy to win as you might think at first.
When the servers came back online, every high profile streamer was immediately on the game in an attempt to find the Gauntlet in order to turn into the Infinity War villain.
We’ve collected together some of the initial clips if you’ve been unable to get online and play yourself!
Pro Fortnite player, TSM Dakotaz, tests out the Thanos powers.
Militias comes under heavy fire after finding the Gauntlet.
Popular streamer CdN wins his first game as Thanos.
Crazy First Game as Thanos getting those BIG BOY Ws!!! OMG The POOOWWWWEEEERRRRR!!!#ThanosDemandsYourSilence #Thanos#FortniteBattleRoyale #Fortnite@FortniteGame Well done!!! [+] pic.twitter.com/mWEV8AYWDo
— Ceez [+] (@CDNThe3rd) May 8, 2018
Finally, former professional Call of Duty player NAMELESS finds out it's not as easy to get the Gauntlet as you might first think.
— Anthony Wheeler (@NAMELESS) May 8, 2018
Finally, 100 Thieves streamer NICKMERCS finds out what it's like to face off against someone using Thanos.
yea bro lets play infinity gauntlet you can be thanos pic.twitter.com/ZyBMtsLOUq
— 100T Nickmercs (@NICKMERCS) May 8, 2018